Learn about Amsterdam's evolution from a 13th-century fishing village to a major cultural hub.
Find more information about the city’s people, history, society and cultural life.
Amsterdam is often considered one of the safest cities in the world thanks to its low crime rate.
Learn about Amsterdam's systems and policies and how they are maintained through the municipal government.
Today, Amsterdam retains its character as an open and tolerant society, attracting visitors and new residents from all corners of the globe.
Since its development in the 17th century, Amsterdam’s Canal Ring has grown to be one of the world’s most unique urban landscapes.
Learn the story behind the symbols such as the city's 'XXX' symbol on buildings, flags or even local food brands.
The Dutch royal family continues to play an important role in modern society and politics in the Netherlands.
Get to know the history of Anne and her family who lived in hiding from the Nazis for more than two years in a house on the Prinsengracht.
From artisanal brewers to bespoke bike makers and small-scale sausage manufacturers: Amsterdam is once again a city of makers.