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.
Schalke dug themselves into a pretty big hole last Thursday when they lost to Ajax in Amsterdam. But young midfielder Leon Goretzka is hoping the home crowd can give them a boost in the second leg of their quarterfinal.
For Sami Rahma, future plans can be reduced to one word: survival. The 34-year-old Syrian fled the country over two years ago, and still cares for his mother, three sisters and one brother who live in Syria, Egypt and Germany. He has gained asylum and some much-needed stability in the Netherlands. And, as Don Duncan reports, 2017 is the year Sami Rahma will go back to school.