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.

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...

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-...

Off the beaten track

First time visitors to Amsterdam don’t want to miss the city’s most obvious attractions, like the Anne Frank Huis, Van Gogh Museum and perhaps a canal...

Parks & gardens

Trees, ponds and flowers surround you and the sounds of the city are far away... Come experience the green side of Amsterdam! There are over thirty pa...

MeerLive

Raadhuisplein
2132 TZ HOOFDDORP
MeerLive
13/09/2018 - 16/09/2018
MeerLive, the free three-day street party taking place in Hoofddorp.

Dutch Valley

Genieweg
1981 LN VELSEN-ZUID
Recreatiegebied Spaarnwoude
18/08/2018
A big, annual music festival with the best from the Netherlands.

Wonderfeel

Noordereinde 60
1243 JJ 'S-GRAVELAND
Natuurgebied Schaep en Burgh
20/07/2018 - 22/07/2018
Wonderfeel is a classical music festival set in the in the grounds of a stately home around 25 kilometres south-east of Amsterdam:...

Halloween on Pampus

Fortwoning Pampus -
1398 PX MUIDEN
Halloween op Pampus
26/10/2018 - 27/10/2018
Sail to the mysterious fortress island of Pampus (near Amsterdam) this Halloween as it’s transformed into the largest haunted hous...