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EU presidency 2016

The Netherlands will hold the presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first half of 2016. All activities, including exhibitions, a creative campus and on-stage events, will take place in Amsterdam. The majority of events and meetings will be held at the Scheepvaartmuseum and the historical naval dockyard, the Marineterrein.

 

Cultural agenda for Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a compact, yet cosmopolitan city. Don’t be fooled by its village-like charm: Amsterdam is a European capital and as such offers a diverse...

Europe by People

The Europe by People festival in Amsterdam is the official cultural programme accompanying the Dutch presidency of the Council of the European Union. ...

Marineterrein

The Marineterrein is a historic part of Amsterdam that fulfils a variety of functions: cultural, maritime and commercial.

Pakhuis De Zwijger

Pakhuis de Zwijger (De Zwijger warehouse) was built during the heyday of Amsterdam’s Eastern Docklands area and was used as a ware...

Amsterdam in Europe

Europe has been of great importance to Amsterdam – and vice versa – for centuries. After all, Amsterdam is an international, open and creative city wi...

Amsterdam, a European capital

Amsterdam's city council is dedicated to setting the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area more prominently on the European stage, motivated by a belief in Euro...