Amsterdam’s systems and policies are created and maintained through dualistic co-operation between the City Council and the Mayor & College of Alderpersons, strongly linked to the voice of the people. Here you can find information on how the Amsterdam's City Government works, the make-up of the current council and profiles of the mayor and alderpersons.

Official matters

Organise visas, permits, registration, driving licences and other essential procedures for becoming a new resident in Amsterdam. 

An interview with Femke Halsema

22 Feb 2019
An interview with Femke Halsema, who was inaugurated as mayor of Amsterdam on 12 July 2018. Halsema is a politician, author and filmmaker, and was the...