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Amsterdam is under the spell of the Brexit

On the canals in Amsterdam these days, to a few of the so-called canal boats. The, to, are sparse. The tourist season has not yet begun. But a special species of visitors had encountered in the past weeks frequently on the boats. "Employees of companies that move to Amsterdam, want to explore the city from the boat," says Ron. She is a captain on one of the boats and lives for years in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam is not only the city, in which thousands of foreigners and pilgrims, to smoke weed or have fun in the red light district. The city is booming. Because while the British government and the Parliament cannot agree on a strategy with respect to the Brexits , from Hiking companies in the Netherlands.

The companies, which move to Amsterdam, have a weighty reason: the Brexit. "The city has an advantage that you can get by with English is wonderful," she says, while she steers the boat through a narrow channel. Amsterdam is attractive, open to the world, "one of the happiest cities in the world". All things can be for moving companies willing to invest is crucial. Besides the fact that Amsterdam offers as a city within the EU with certain collateral for the company.

Over 40 companies already moved to

Indeed, have laid in the past few months, for example, Panasonic and Sony have their European headquarters from England to Amsterdam. Panasonic cited a possible difficulty due to the Brexit in respect of the free movement as a reason for the move. Sony's intention of continuing its business operations without impairment, if the UK leave the European Union, said a spokeswoman for the company in January. The goal was, "to avoid cumbersome customs procedures."

writes the "Manager-Magazin", to be moved, for example, 32 companies from the financial world to Amsterdam, especially in the trading platforms and trading houses. In the year 2018, the Ministry moved according to the Dutch economy a total of 42 British companies in the Netherlands and brought with them about 2000 new jobs. The biggest move: The European medicines Agency moved to Amsterdam and brought 900 employees. Amsterdam had tried with much effort to the Agency.

in Order to remain also in future attractive for foreign companies, one has responded and about the capacity at Schiphol airport increased. In the future, the city expects even more companies to follow the example of Sony and Panasonic. And the city continues to grow.

the price of The growth

Udo Kock is the Deputy mayor of Amsterdam, said recently to the "New York Times" that he was pleased about the Brexit. However, the impacts for Amsterdam. "It is such a great city to live here. Who would not want to live a few years here?" Kock asked.

But there are also shadow sides. "The prices for real estate have risen in the past few years, horrendous," says the captain. She points to a narrow house, barely three meters wide, directly by the canal. "Something like that costs around 1 Million euros."

you also said that you paid for a room in an apartment in an outer district of Amsterdam for more than a few years ago. At that time, however, she lived directly at the famous red light district in the middle of the city.

The increase in the cost of living area is also statistically significantly demonstrate. According to the official Figures, the purchase prices have gone up for real estate in Amsterdam since 2010 by around a third. With the additional Brexit-Zuzügern will exacerbate this Problem further.

"to get to the good flats at all, you have to have luck or a lot of money. So how the there," says the captain, pointing to a window in one of the houses around the canal in the middle of the city centre. "How can you afford to just have a good apartment?", she said with konsterniertem views. (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 14.03.2019, 18:26 PM

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