Amsterdam, NL (AMS1)

Located in the most connected datacenter market in Europe, our AMS1 facility is perfect for reaching the European Union, while also providing good access to Russia, Nordic countries and the African continent. With connectivity to the largest Internet exchange in the world and located in the newest datacenter in Amsterdam, nothing beats the Packet AMS1 bare metal cloud for connectivity, value and stability to Europe.

Why choose Amsterdam?

  • Perfect for reaching 100+ million European Union users
  • Awesome routes to emerging markets in Africa, Russia and beyond
  • Strong legal and privacy framework for all Internet businesses
  • Only 75ms latency to NYC or 50ms to Moscow
  • Direct interconnection to leading CDNs and public cloud providers

About the Facility

  • Direct AMS-IX Access

    AMS1 is located a stones throw from AMS-IX, the largest Internet Exchange by traffic in the world.  This gives Packet bare metal users excellent connectivity to European networks.

  • Ultra-Modern Datacenter

    Inside of a secure multi-building datacenter campus, Packet's bare metal lives in one of the newest and most modern datacenters in Europe.  Uptime, security and connectivity are all top notch.

  • Strong Privacy and Governance

    Businesses have trusted The Netherlands for hundreds of years as a place of neutral trade.  Strong privacy and Internet laws protect content and businesses hosted in the region.

  • Low Latency Routes

    Amsterdam is perfectly positioned to service major continental European markets, while also offering excelling routes to the UK, Russia and Africa.

Working with Packet has been a joy. They're able to handle our complex global anycast network and BGP peering requirements. We look forward to expanding to every future location they offer.

Mike Schroll

Co-Founder & CTO @ DNSFilter

As the world's leading DNS & traffic management platform, we require access to high performance network capacity across the globe.  We've found Packet's on-demand bare metal compute and API controlled networking features to be the perfect tool to scale our global delivery network.

Jonathan Sullivan

SVP of Operations @ NS1

With their 'no overlay' bare metal cloud platform, Packet has taken pure Layer 3 network automation to the next level.  We're thrilled to work closely with Packet and see Project Calico users build scalable virtual networks on top of bare metal.

Andrew Randall

CEO @ Tigera

At, we're collecting, processing and storing millions of data points per second for our global customers.  Packet's NVME-powered bare metal servers and global availability zones give us the horsepower we need to power our SaaS monitoring and metrics service.

Raj Dutt

CEO @ raintank

Test Latency and Throughput to Packet's AMS1 Location

We believe in transparency in our network.  Feel free to hit our download files or monitoring our public endpoints.

Not sure how to setup your own test?

Check out this Help article for doing throughput, latency and availability checks on public cloud providers.