Yelp Launches in the Netherlands Now Present in Eight Countries Worldwide
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Yelp (http://www.yelp.com), the community-led local search site, today announced the availability of Yelp Netherlands (http://www.yelp.nl). The Dutch can now access Yelp.nl to read and share reviews about great local businesses in their native language, as well as English, French and German. Yelp's popular, free iPhone application will also be made available in the Netherlands.
"Amsterdam is renowned for its vibrant and diverse nightlife, cafes and restaurants," said Miriam Warren, Vice President of European Marketing, Yelp. "Given it's such a multicultural city, as well as an Internet savvy one, it was the next logical step for us to introduce Yelp.nl so locals can continue to discover the best businesses and services around them both online and off via our Yelp iPhone application."
The launch of Yelp Netherlands continues a steady stream of European country launches:
October 2010, Yelp Austria (http://www.yelp.at)
July 2010, Yelp Germany (http://www.yelp.de)
May 2010, Yelp France (http://www.yelp.fr)
June 2009, Yelp Ireland (http://www.yelp.ie)
January 2009, Yelp UK (http://www.yelp.co.uk)
Yelp's oldest European market, Yelp UK, has seen nearly 100% growth in traffic over the past 12 months and the company continues to ignite community efforts in cities throughout Europe. In 2010, Yelp added local team members in cities including Paris, Berlin, Munich, Vienna, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow and now Amsterdam.
To learn more and see pictures of Yelp.nl and our iPhone application, visit our Yelp Official Blog (http://officialblog.yelp.com/)
About Yelp! Inc.
Yelp (www.yelp.com) is a website that connects people with great local businesses. Yelp was founded in San Francisco in July 2004. Since then, Yelp communities have taken root in major metros across the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Germany and Austria; Yelp drew an audience of more than 39 million unique visitors in November 2010. Yelpers have written more than 14 million local reviews, making Yelp the leading local guide for real word-of-mouth on everything from boutiques and mechanics to restaurants and dentists. For more information, please visit yelp.nl or send an email to email@example.com.
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