Amsterdam’s vision for the future

The Amsterdam Comprehensive Vision is a set of broad ideas of how the city should develop to promote the prosperity, wellbeing and happiness of residents and visitors into 2050. Residents and various government representatives were involved in drawing up the draft proposals. If you disagree with any of the points or think something is missing from the vision, you can formally submit your opinion by email, post or by scheduling a talk with a representative. 

An even better place to live

The proposal addresses ways in which Amsterdam can better accommodate future growth in a way that benefits all residents. There are suggestions for large-scale investment in infrastructure, amenities and public spaces, and solutions to address rising house prices and rents. It also addresses socio-economic divides such as the distribution of effects of mass tourism on certain neighbourhoods. Another major focus is on sustainability, and propelling Amsterdam towards a greener future. The strategy includes ideas for reducing waste and embracing alternative energy solutions. 

Read a summary of the Amsterdam Comprehensive Vision for 2050 in English (PDF). 

The strategy’s five focus areas

polycentric development - moving towards a multi-centred, more diverse urban model than focusing on the city centre
growth within limits – addressing increased urban density through comprehensive, sustainable district development 
sustainable and healthy mobility - the whole of Amsterdam as a walking and cycling city
rigorous greening – ensuring a healthy, climate-resilient living environment for people and animals
making the city together - making space for initiatives from the wider community

How to submit your input

Don’t miss your chance to get behind the vision for Amsterdam’s future. If you’d like to submit feedback, you can email your submission or arrange to speak with a representative by emailing omgevingsvisie@amsterdam.nl. Alternatively, you can post a letter to the following address: 

Directeur Ruimte & Duurzaamheid
Postbus 2758
1000 CT Amsterdam

Your submission must include your name and address, the topics you would like to address (for example, public transport), and the changes you would suggest making. If you’d like to contribute but need more time, you can request an extension by emailing omgevingsvisie@amsterdam.nl before the 3 March 2021 deadline. 

Download the English translation of the Amsterdam Comprehensive Vision (PDF) and find out more on the City of Amsterdam website (in Dutch)