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.

Zandvoort

With its clean sandy beaches, trendy beach bars and family activities, Zandvoort has become one of the Netherlands’ most popular beach destinati...

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...

A very Haarlem Christmas

If you’re looking for a memorable way to celebrate the holiday season, a visit to Haarlem will tick all your gift-wrapped boxes. As well as some...

Visiting the Flower Strip

The Flower Strip is one of the most popular and unique attractions in the Netherlands. Find out how to get there and the best time of year to visit.