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ORAM is the Greater Amsterdam Metropolitan Area’s largest business network and is committed to connecting local entrepreneurs. This is because we firmly believe that we stand stronger together. Our 600 members are an outstanding reflection of enterprising Amsterdam. From multinational to freelancer, from law firm to metal processing company. ORAM works to everyone’s advantage. You are invited to join us in building strong business relationships and spreading the spirit of enterprise.  

We organise more than 50 gatherings a year. They include networking drinks receptions, breakfasts with the neighbours, business lunches and lectures on current business topics. So our gatherings let you both do business and keep up on business.

We champion entrepreneurs who want to grow. Entrepreneurs like you. We actively support enterprise by bringing like minds into contact, organising inspiring events and serving as an influential lobby.

We believe in the power of entrepreneurs. And we are convinced that your enterprising spirit should be set free. That’s why ORAM takes strong stances relating to themes such as accessibility, paid parking, safety and reducing bureaucracy. We are deeply rooted in Amsterdam and know the local public officials and politicians. This puts us in a position to exercise real influence concerning the policy issues that affect you.

When you become a member of ORAM, everyone in your company will also be able to join in. So your colleagues will benefit from the advantages of your membership too. The ORAM team thinks it is crucially important to really get to know the members. Why? Because it enables us to bring the right people into contact with each other. Fellow entrepreneurs with whom you can explore business opportunities and share ideas.

Who will you meet within our network?

  • Managing directors and majority shareholders
  • General managers
  • Commercial directors
  • HR managers
  • Facility managers
  • Safety and quality managers

If you have a business in Port of Amsterdam, you can be sure that your interests are in good hands with us. As a sector organisation, ORAM has a place at the discussion table with all the key players and decision-makers. We work directly with Port of Amsterdam, customs and local and national governmental authorities. And we have a seat on the board of the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (known as VNO-NCW).

This means we have a strong voice and are able to make real progress. For example in relation to setting port tariffs, new zoning plans, lobbying at the European level, sustainable growth and a sea lock that is in line with the port’s future.


  • Amsterdam’s largest and most diverse business association
  • The only independent advocate for enterprising Amsterdam
  • Active lobby for entrepreneurs in the Greater Amsterdam Metropolitan Area
  • The only organisation that both serves your interests and offers networking opportunities
  • Membership for multiple employees per company

ORAM puts business first. All our activities are aimed at bringing together entrepreneurs who share common interests and objectives. This creates a platform on which you can build lasting contacts that will be mutually beneficial now and in the future.