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Living in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area

The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (AMA) is comprised of several surrounding municipalities, including the cities of Amsterdam, Almere, Amstelveen, Diemen, Haarlem, Haarlemmermeer, Hilversum and Velsen.

Welcome to the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area!

The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (AMA) lies to the north of the Randstad and encompasses the city of Amsterdam and the Dutch provinces of North Holland and Flevoland. The area has a total population of over 2 million inhabitants.

IN Amsterdam (formerly 'Expatcenter Amsterdam') is a joint initiative of the cities of Amsterdam, Amstelveen, Almere, Diemen, Haarlem, Haarlemmermeer, Hilversum and Velsen.

Amsterdam Metropolitan Area

Almere

Since it was established in 1976, Almere has been one of the fastest growing cities in Europe. After its initial development as a suburban area e...

Amstelveen

Amstelveen, just outside of Amsterdam, is a town in which it's a joy to live and work. And it has a decidedly international outlook, reflected by the ...

Diemen

Tranquil Diemen is just nine kilometres southeast of Amsterdam’s city centre. Its accessible location combined with quiet neighbourhoods and gre...

Haarlem

Haarlem is one of the Netherlands’ most beautiful old cities, offering a wealth of historic buildings and sights and a lively community of 150,0...

Haarlemmermeer

With a population of more than 140,000, Haarlemmermeer is one of the largest municipalities in the Netherlands. It includes 26 villages which are dott...

Hilversum

Hilversum is a city filled with possibilities, whether you live there, work there, or even if you’re just visiting. It is a lively community of ...

Velsen

The City of Velsen consists of seven boroughs and is home to approximately 67,000 people. It’s a region of impressive contrasts, where you can live in...