Amsterdam is the capital and most populous municipality of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. But it is not the seat of the government, which is The Hague.
With around one million inhabitants Amsterdam, located on the sea in the West of the country, is considered the cultural capital of the Netherlands and one of the top financial centers in Europe. Amsterdam home to one of the widest varieties of nationalities of any city in the world: 180 different nationalities live there. 50% of the population are immigrants and 88% hold a Dutch passport. Here you can find an automatic compilation of all DW content related to Amsterdam.
The number of people visiting the Dutch capital rose from 11 million in 2005 to 18 million last year. That for a local population of just 850-thousand. To curb the worst effects for local people the city authorities are putting into place some of the most interventionist measures to be tried so far. This report from John Laurenson in Amserdam.
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Fear of Facebook has spread at the International Broadcaster Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam after the social network unveiled plans to expand the reach of its video offering in order to increase its advertising revenues.