City government Amsterdam

The city's systems and policies are created and maintained through dualistic co-operation between the City Council and Mayor & College of Alderpersons, strongly linked to the voice of the people.

Governance and administration in Amsterdam

The city council, the College of Mayors and Alderpersons, and the district committees together form the Amsterdam city government. The city council is the highest governing body and consists of elected representatives of the people of Amsterdam. Learn more about the governing bodies of Amsterdam, including information about the mayor and the profiles of the city's alderpersons on