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.

Living in the Amsterdam Area

The Amsterdam Area includes a stretch of the North Sea Coast, newly formed cities like Almere and Lelystad and the harbourside villages north of Amste...

Bos en Lommer

Bos en Lommer is a diverse and family-oriented neighbourhood which has been revitalised in recent years thanks to massive redevelopment. The area is h...

Almere & Lelystad

The Netherlands’ newest cities, Almere and Lelystad were built on land that was reclaimed from the sea in a feat of Dutch engineering. 


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...

Medieval Society Monnickendam

Nieuwe Zijds Burgwal 48
The Medieval Society Monnickendam, which was established after the city festivities of 2005, has delved into the medicine of the M...


Warmperserij 1
Het HEM is a former munitions factory in an exceptional architectural space where multidisciplinary art programmes unfold by today...

Waterlands Archive

Wielingenstraat 75
Would you like to know something about the history of the Waterland region, then the Waterlands Archive is the right place to be. ...