Amstelveen in North Holland

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Ouderkerk aan de Amstel © panoramio.com - Rokus C/cc-by-3.0

Ouderkerk aan de Amstel © panoramio.com – Rokus C/cc-by-3.0

Amstelveen is a municipality in the province of North Holland, Netherlands, with a population of 92,353 as of 2022. It is a suburban part of the Amsterdam metropolitan area.

The municipality of Amstelveen consists of the historical villages of Bovenkerk and Nes aan de Amstel. In addition, as well as Downtown Amstelveen (Dutch: Amstelveen stadshart), it contains the following neighbourhoods: Westwijk, Bankras-Kostverloren, Groenelaan, Waardhuizen, Middenhoven, Randwijk, Elsrijk and Keizer Karelpark. The name Amstelveen comes from the Amstel, a local river (as does the name Amsterdam) and veen, meaning fen, peat, or moor. Amstelveen houses the international headquarters of Dutch national airline KLM (although it is slated to leave for Schiphol in 2024) and KPMG, one of the Big Four accounting firms. The Cobra Museum is also located in Amstelveen.

© AlterVista/cc-by-sa-3.0 Apartment buildings © MartinD/cc-by-sa-3.0 Bankras © panoramio.com - Han Jongeneel/cc-by-3.0 Boathouse Bosbaan © DennisM KPMG head office © panoramio.com - Han Jongeneel/cc-by-3.0 Ouderkerk aan de Amstel © panoramio.com - Rokus C/cc-by-3.0
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Ouderkerk aan de Amstel © panoramio.com - Rokus C/cc-by-3.0
Tourism and attractions:

  • Shopping Amstelveen city centre. This has received the number one award for best shopping center in the Netherlands in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
  • Aan de Poel. A fine-dining restaurant that was awarded one Michelin star for the period 2009–2012. Since 2013 it carries two Michelin stars. Aan de Poel is located on the shore of lake De Poel.
  • Cobra Museum is located in the centre (Stadshart) of Amstelveen.
  • Museum Jan, is centrehousing a glass art collection.
  • Birthplace of the artist Jan Cornelis Hofman.
  • Birthplace of the actress Famke Janssen.
  • Birthplace of the actor Michiel Huisman.
  • Birthplace of the DJ and artist Martin Garrix.
  • A statue of Rembrandt overlooks the river Amstel, south east from the Amstelpark, where a windmill open to visitors is also situated.
  • On the Amstel river is a cheese farm called Rembrandt Hoeve. It is about 1 mile from the Rembrandt Statue, accessible by bike, boat, car or bus.
  • An Electric Museum-tram line still connects Amstelveen to Amsterdam in the summer, passing by the Amsterdamse Bos and Olympic rowing lake.

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