As part of its european expansión, the U.S. streamer is opening a new, bigger Europe, Middle East and Africa headquarters that can accommodate twice as many staffers as its current base there.
Netflix is expanding its presence in Europe with a new Europe, Middle East and Africa headquarters headquarters in Amsterdam that can accommodate twice as many staffers as its current base there, regarding a Variety article.
The new EMEA headquarters, scheduled to open in the beginning of 2020, is one of several new outposts the SVOD giant is setting up in Europe. The first staffers have moved into Netflix’s new digs in Berlin, and another office will open in Paris later this year or early next. There are also tentative plans to open up shop in Italy.
In Amsterdam, Netflix will move its current EMEA HQ from its location on Stadhouderskade, near the Heineken brewery and the Rijksmuseum, to a new setup in Karperstraat, in the south of the city, near the old Olympic stadium.
Netflix confirmed the move, which was first reported in local media. The company currently has 400 employees based in Amsterdam. The new office will be able to accommodate 800, which the company expects will “be sufficient for the coming years.” Having more content execs based in Europe will mean quicker “decision-making power on the ground” and “close connections to Europe-based talent and creatives,” Netflix said, adding that the office will largely be staffed by new hires rather than relocated employees from other countries.