Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport
Rijnlanderweg 800, 2132 NN Hoofddorp, Netherlands
About Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam status as the capital is mandated by the Constitution of Netherlands, although it is not the seat of the government, which is The Hague Amsterdam is the nominal capital. It is also the country's largest city, with a population of more than 851,000, and the most visited, with over 3,5 million foreign visitors a year.
Amsterdam has a population of 851,373 within the city proper, 1,351,587 in the urban area, and 2,410,960 in the Amsterdam metropolitan area. The city is located in the province of North Holland in the west of the country. The metropolitan area comprises much of the northern part of the Randstad, one of the larger conurbations in Europe, with a population of approximately 7 million. As the commercial capital of the Netherlands and one of the top financial centres in Europe, Amsterdam is considered an alpha world city by the Globalization and World Cities study group in 2012, Amsterdam was ranked the second best city to live in by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and 12th globally on quality of living for environment and infrastructure by Mercer. The symbol of Amsterdam is three x shaped Saint Andrew crosses. Amsterdam museums are among the main tourist attractions. The Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House and the Stedelijk Museum are the most popular choices, but there are many interesting small museums.
Amsterdam doesn’t do Christmas well. But it does have the annual Amsterdam Light Festival a fantastic winter event that combines light, art and of course water. Now in its sixth year, the Amsterdam Light Festival has become a very popular attraction. Last winter it drew 900.000 visitors — 50.000 more than in the year before.