metropolitan area

Explore the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area to discover windmills, beaches, riverside estates and national parks. The Amsterdam Area is also a thriving business hub. It is comprised of four different municipalities: Amsterdam, Almere, Amstelveen and Haarlemmermeer (including Amsterdam Airport Schiphol). Each offers its own distinctive advantages and charm for those living, working and doing business in the city.

Urban beaches in Amsterdam

There's no better place to be when the sun shines in Amsterdam than on one of the city's many urban beaches. From post-industrial hotspots to chilled-...

Wildlife

Apart from the pigeons on Dam square, you might not really be expecting to encounter much wildlife in Amsterdam. The Dutch Capital does have a few exo...

Amsterdam 3-day trip

Three days in Amsterdam is more than enough time to see all the city's biggest sights, plus head out of town for a quick day trip. Here are a few tips...

UNESCO World Heritage List

In August 2010, Amsterdam’s 17th-century Canal Ring was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, raising the total number of listed sites in the Nethe...

Bloemendaal

With more of a party atmosphere than its neighbour Zandvoort, Bloemendaal is a great place to dip your toes in the North Sea or hit a dance floor...