Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands and almost a world of its own. Home to 174 different nationalities, Amsterdam is a true melting pot of cultures. The city centre with its famous canals breathes history and gives the city its character; the warehouses once used for trade have now been converted into apartments that mingle comfortably with international financial institutions nestled in 18th-century mansions. Amsterdam is located near Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, one of the biggest and most modern airports in Europe. The city has a remarkably compact centre with many interesting locations within walking distance, quite unique for a city that has almost 750,000 inhabitants. In addition to its fascinating mixture of cultures, Amsterdam also offers a nice blend of business and pleasure.
The greater Amsterdam area offers a wide range of cultural festivities and prominent museums, such as the famous Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Cobra Museum of Modern Art. And with its hundreds of restaurants, bars and clubs, the city more than lives up to its reputation as one of Europeâ€™s most exciting cities. Countless hotels and convention facilities accommodate business people looking to combine a productive working visit with a great time.