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The City of Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a great place to work and live. The quality of life ranks high on international reports and unemployment is one of the lowest in the EU. Added to that is Amsterdam’s burgeoning expat community of approximately 180 nationalities.

Amsterdam Melting Pot

Amsterdam is home to several nationalities. Much of this diversity is the result of a society that is opened to differences. The city embraces differences in views, personal beliefs, and religion. Amsterdam has an open-minded culture that allows for everyone to be who they want to be.

There are no prejudices and people are free to do what they think is best for themselves. Freedom of speach and directness are also a characteristics of the Dutch people as a whole and in Amsterdam is no different. Amsterdamses appreciate honesty and an open dialogue.

It's safe to say that respect and freedom perfectly describe Amsterdam.

Amsterdam in numbers

Number of inhabitants

Nationalities 180

Number of students


Percentage of people who cycle daily

Bike journeys taken ever day: 665,000
Total kilometres cycled every day: 2 million

Number of bicycles

847,000 (estimated)
Canals: 165
Canals on UNESCO World Heritage List: 10

Concerts and theatrical performances per year

Cafés and bars: 1,515
Clubs: 16
Restaurants: 1,325
Hotels in Amsterdam: 501
Museums: 53
Paintings by Rembrandt: 23

Paintings by Van Gogh


Last Updated: 16-09-2019
Source: Iamsterdam

Published by  Amsterdam School of International Business 23 September 2019

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