About Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the capital city of the Netherlands. Originating in the 12th century as a fishing town, it became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age, which roughly spanned the 17th century. Amsterdam is still a major city in the global economy, and a popular place to live within the Netherlands. There are two large universities and several other institutes for higher education, hosting over 100,000 students in total.

Known for its canals, rich cultural heritage and bustling nightlife, the city is a very popular destination for travelers from all over the world. So popular, in fact, that the muncipality is now actively trying to draw tourists away from the city center with new policies and campaigns.

We recommend using ISRA 2019 as an opportunity to explore the city. For more information, visit www.iamsterdam.com/en.