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The City as Classroom

For Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), Amsterdam is not just part of our name, it’s part of our identity. The city of Amsterdam and AUAS are intertwined in many ways: the city is our classroom.

Amsterdam is a city founded on knowledge. Beyond the AUAS and the University of Amsterdam, it is also home to many other prominent knowledge institutions, including two academic hospitals. Amsterdam consistenly ranks among the best European cities in which to live and do business.



Amsterdam in numbers

Inhabitants 834,713
Inhabitants (greater Amsterdam area) 2,388,318
Nationalities 181
Bicycles 881,000
Parks 40
Markets 32
Canals 165
Houseboats 2,500
Windmills 8
Museums 44
Concerts and theatrical performances/year 9,000
Cafés and bars 1,515


[reference date: 2016. Source:]

Published by  Communication 17 September 2018