Welcome to Amsterdam
322 direct flight connections
#5 safest city in the world
Home to 180 nationalities
#4 most sustainable city
Often cited as having the most museums per capita in the world
Amsterdam is a treasure to the eye, featuring everything from charming gabled houses to innovative contemporary architecture. The heart of the city known as the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring), constructed during the Dutch Golden Age, remains beautifully intact and is a vibrant part of the city. The area’s lively and friendly energy is generated by locals and visitors alike. Amsterdam’s Canal Ring was recently included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
On the cultural front, Amsterdam’s famed museums include the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Hermitage Amsterdam, National Maritime Museum and Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art. Just as important as the cultural aspect is the accessibility of unique locations in this compact city with extensive public transport (not to mention easy bike-ability). Essentially, here you will find all the amenities of a major capital city in the intimate, accessible environment of a village.
With a strong tradition in international affairs, The Netherlands has one of the most open economies in Europe and is heavily dependent on foreign trade. As one of the founding members of the European Union and one of the first to introduce the Euro, the Netherlands is one of the leading European nations attracting foreign investment. Understanding Dutch liberal values and the emphasis placed on efficiency and directness is critical to effectively doing business with the Dutch. The Netherlands has the reputation of being a very tolerant country but the Dutch do like to follow rules and procedure. They appreciate correct behaviour both in their private lives and in business. As a former seafaring nation and colonial power, the Dutch are known for their worldliness and language skills.
For more information on Amsterdam please visit the official I amsterdam website: