Amsterdam: a gateway to China
The news of the new hotel was picked up by several Dutch media outlets. The China Center Hotel will be located at Business Park Amsterdam Osdorp, near Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, and house 153 rooms. This strategic location between the airport, motorways and city attractions will make the hotel a perfect meeting point for tourists, business travellers and directors of large companies in China. Moreover, guests of the hotel can rest and relax amidst the natural Chinese flourishes and excellent service. There are also plans to develop a wellness centre and restaurants.
Strengthening international ties
The City of Amsterdam is delighted with the hotel’s development plans. More than 70 Chinese companies have already found their way to the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area over the last few years, while more and more tourists from China are visiting Amsterdam. As such, the China Center Hotel can be the next step in strengthening ties between Amsterdam and China by helping to make Chinese visitors feel at home here.
History of the Chinese community in Amsterdam
Amsterdam has had a relatively large Chinese community for many years. The first Chinese immigrants arrived in Amsterdam in 1911. Soon more Chinese traders came and set up small businesses, such as restaurants and shops. In 2000, the then Queen Beatrix opened a Buddhist temple in the heart of Amsterdam – the first in Western Europe. The Fo Guang Shan Temple, remains a colourful icon in Amsterdam’s Chinatown.Amsterdam inbusiness offers a dedicated China Desk and a Chinese language website to inform Chinese companies of the advantages of setting up business in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area.