City Facts

City Population: 834.713 (2016)
City Area: 219,31 km2
Metropolitan Area Population: 2,4 mio. (2016)
Metropolitan Area: 2.580,42 km2
City GDP: 64.500 (2015)
(in million €)
GDP per inhabitant: 77,9 (2015)
(in thousands per inhabitant)
Annual Budget: €3,4 billion (OP13: current expenditures, standardised financial report figures 2015)
Main business sectors by gross added value: Financial and Insurance Activities; Professional, Scientfic and Technical Activities; Wholesale and Retail Trade, Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles

Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands and also its biggest city with around 830.000 inhabitants. It makes up a large part of the northern Randstad area, which is one of the largest conurbations in Europe counting roughly 7 million inhabitants.The city is a true melting pot of people and cultures with 177 nationalities living in Amsterdam, which is clearly reflected in its rich cultural scene.

While the national government is based in The Hague, Amsterdam is the financial and commercial capital of the country. It is one of the main financial cities in Europe and home to all the major players in the global playing field. The Amsterdam Area is a major asset management centre and is home to the world's largest pension funds and leading asset managers. Moreover, many international law and accountancy firms are located in the region.


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