Booking.com

Our story

It all started with one man and a rather good idea. Dutch entrepreneur Geert-Jan Bruinsma realized how useful it would be to connect hotels and guests. From a small office in Amsterdam, he built a website called Bookings.nl. This little startup grew steadily in its first few years. The formula for success was pretty simple: working hard to get it right for our customers. By 2005, we were well on our way to becoming the market leader for European bookers. This growth did not go unnoticed by other large players in the travelsphere. The Priceline Group acquired Bookings.nl in 2006 to give us the Booking.com we know today. Despite evolving from a small startup to a global player, little has changed about our company culture. We move forward by taking lots of small steps and executing at incredible speeds. Our Dutch roots encourage us to never be satisfied and to keep proving ourselves every day.

We are the planet’s #1 accommodation site. Our diverse team, 15,000 strong, is united by a single mission: to empower people to experience the world. Whether in our Amsterdam HQ or at one of our 204 offices worldwide, we work hard to help make more than a million travel dreams come true every single day.