Optiver was founded in 1986 with a single trader on the floor of the Amsterdam Stock Exchange
Founded in 1986 with a vision to transform trading, Optiver Amsterdam is now home to one of the most dynamic trading floors in all of Europe. From our global headquarters, we trade thousands of instruments on exchanges across the world, finding innovative solutions to meet the challenges of today’s capital markets.
Optiver Europe is active on all major European equities and derivatives exchanges. From our Amsterdam trading floor, we’re also active on exchanges in APAC, the US and Brazil. With our deep-rooted Dutch heritage, we were a founding member of the FIA European Principal Traders Association and are a proud member of the Association of Proprietary Traders.
Explore our opportunities in Amsterdam
What Optiverians love most about
working in Amsterdam
Cycling to work
A daily bike journey can have a hugely positive impact on quality of life.
All are welcome in Amsterdam. It’s a truly international city (and everyone speaks English!)
Easy access to travel
European city trips are a breeze and easily accessible, even for a day.
Amsterdam may be famous for the Van Gogh Museum, iconic Rembrandt portraits, canals and tulip stands, but look beyond these visitor favourites and you’ll find a city fuelled by culture and innovation. Small but mighty, the Dutch capital combines a village feel with an outsize global impact.
Our global offices trade around the clock
We work across 7 different time zones to help keep financial markets ticking.