The European version of Yellow Pages?


What is the biggest business directory in Europe? For example, in North America, Yellow Pages is pretty much the biggest and most refined business directory. What about in Europe?


asked Nov 13 '12 at 10:04
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  • In Germany we got yellow pages as well ("Gelbe Seiten"). The thing is that probably each country has their own yellow pages in their respective language. Never heard about a global European business directory so far. Maybe sb. else knows more. – Torsten 10 years ago
  • I wish I could upvote Adrians answer numerous times. It is quite insulting to just say Europe and as a business that isn't what you want to do! ;) While the landmass of Europe isn't as large as the USA there is possibly no greater diversity of cultures in the world. My immediate thought was that of Adrians - it is no different to somebody grouping all of the Americas together. Anyway, as for the UK yes, the yellow pages is probably the largest business directory. – R4 D4 10 years ago
  • This may sound facetious, but Google is probably the best business directory in Europe (and elsewhere I expect). – Steve Jones 10 years ago

2 Answers


There isn't one. Each country has their own.

Many of the dominant ones are "Yellow Pages" of some kind (the trademark was licensed widely) but not all. Some have Yellow Pages and other competing directories that are widely used at the same time.

As a general comment - if you're coming into a European market from the US it's pretty much always wrong to think of it as "Europe". You need to think of UK, France, Germany, etc. Treating Europe as a single market because of the EU is kind of like treating USA & Mexico as a single market because of NAFTA. It makes trade easier and provides some legislative commonalities - but they're still different countries.

answered Nov 13 '12 at 19:50
Adrian Howard
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You could try Opendi: It's more or less what come next to what you have asked.

As others pointed out, there are yellow pages, they are just for every country and not combined.

answered Nov 13 '12 at 20:03
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