Amstelveen is a green city, located in the province of North- Holland, south of Amsterdam. The municipality includes Amstelveen, Bovenkerk,Nes aan de Amstel, Westwijk and the western part of Ouderkerk aan de Amstel. On January 1, 2011 Amstelveen had 81.8121 inhabitants. Of these, more than 10,000 from a non-Dutch nationality. Of the nearly 41,000 houses in Amstelveen is 45% homes for sale, 35% social rentals and 22% private rental.
The good accessibility and excellent connections to Amsterdam, Schiphol and international destinations making Amstelveen an attractive place to live and work.
Amstelveen is only a few kilometers away from Schiphol Airport. As a result there are many companies located in Amstelveen and Schiphol. This gives many business parks where many international companies are settled. There is one Industrial business park called "Bovenkerk-Legmeerdijk". Here are approximately 580 companies located. Offices location "Kronenburg", which is located in the north of Amstelveen. The student complex Uilenstede is also part of it. There are about 120 companies located. These are mainly companies in the business and commercial services. Commerce Park Amstelveen is a modern representative office complex located right on the A9 highway. Business park Westwijk distinguishes itself from the established business because of its unique structure in terms of layout and design.
The Loeten business parc is situated in the extreme south of Amstelveen. Then there's Amstelveen-South business parc , and office location Brandmeester. Relative to other municipalities in the region there are many foreign companies located in Amstelveen.
In Amstelveen are 18 primary schools across the districts: There are two schools for special education. Also in Amstelveen the International School of Amsterdam (ISA) based in Amstelveen. The Vrije Universiteit (VU) in Amsterdam is at the border with Amstelveen, therefore many students lives in Amstelveen, mostly in the studentcomplex called Uilenstede.
There are also many parks in Amstelveen, named: Bovenkerkerpolder, De Braak, Broersepark, speelboerderij Elsenhove, Jac.P. Thysse Park, Middel Polder, Ouderkerkerplas lake and Amstelveense Poel. The latest is part of the Amsterdam Forest which is 935 hectares.
In the cultural field, Amstelveen has plenty to offer, such as the Cobra Museum, Museum Jan van der Togt, Musicschool and the library. Performing arts there is the Theatre, P60 and the puppet theater. Along with all this there is a cinema and it is all located in the shoppingmall "Stadshart Amstelveen". This is an indoor shopping center with more than 200 luxury stores such as Bijenkorf, Zara, Guess, Cavallaro Napoli, Pandora, Bjorn Borg, Triumph and Rituals. Amstelveen city center is easily accessible by public transport and by car, there is enough parking space.
Amstelveen has a great variety of sports. Most of the sports are: soccer, hockey, handball, basketball, baseball and softball, rugby and cricket. Furthermore there is the huge swimming pool "The Meerkamp", several gyms and a exercise cycling race. In the vicinity of Amsterdam and Haarlemmermeer are golf courses.
The accessibility of Amstelveen is extremely good. Amstelveen is easily accessible by bus. Right next to the city center is a large and modern bus station where most buslines come. The buses from the various carriers who are operating in Amstelveen do have excellent reach in Amstelveen destinations, but also to Schiphol, Amsterdam and Uithoorn. The buses in Amstelveen and in the region drive according a timetable.
Furthermore there is a 19 km long metro / fast-tram line leading from Amsterdam Central Station to the Westwijk (the extreme south of Amstelveen).
Amstelveen also has a hospital called Hospital Amstelland.
The municipality of Aalsmeer is situated in the province of North Holland and is close to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Hoofddorp, Uithoorn and Amstelveen. Over 30,000 people living in Aalsmeer. The municipality covers an area of ??3400 hectares, of which approximately 1040 ha Westeinderplassen (one third of the Aalsmeer area is water). The Westeinderplassen offers much watersports and there are many marinas. Apart from the water, the lakes offers valuable nature. At the Westeinderplassen you find many islands. On the islands is a lot of recreation and horticulture (plants, flowers and fruits). Many islands are privately owned. At the edge of the water tower is the striking Watertower (monument) from Aalsmeer to find.
Aalsmeer is world famous for its flowers and especially the flower auction. This auction - the largest flower auction in the world - is the main tourist attraction of Aalsmeer. Besides the floriculture there is industry. There is a factory of packaging materials and in Aalsmeer they built luxury yachts.
Aalsmeer is also known by several major television shows from Joop van den Ende. Joop van de Ende has established his television broadcast in the 90s one of the old flower auction of Aalsmeer in the center. Since late 2011, the studio turned into Crown Business Studios Aalsmeer and more than 20,000 square feet has been designed as office and meeting space.
There is also the Crown Theatre. Crown Theatre Aalsmeer offers a varied program throughout the theater season.
The Historical Garden Aalsmeer is a unique experience and definitely worth visiting. A picture of horticulture since the 17th century: fruit, nursery, growing strawberries, shape culture, lilacs, outdoor flowers, bedding plants, cut flowers, pot culture.
There are several Aalsmeer events you can attend, such as the art route, flower corso or the traditional prams race.
Aalsmeer is a stone's throw of Schiphol. The proximity of Schiphol has a significant impact on the community. Aalsmeer has much to gain economically from the main port function of the airport. The floriculture sector would not exist without Schiphol Airport, it serves as a jobs engine for the entire region.
Aalsmeer has six districts / village councils: : 'De Dorper', Hornmeer, Kudelstaart, Oost, Stommeer en Uiterweg/Westeinderplassen. There are eight primary schools, two VMBO schools and one MBO education.
Hoofddorp is a city in the province of North Holland and it is also the capital of the Haarlemmermeer. Because of the convenient location near Schiphol, Hoofddorp has many business parks and office parks with national and transnational enterprises.
It is a young place and therefore there are just a few historic buildings. Other attractions include the Old Town Hall that serves as the theater and theater Meerse. The Historical Museum displays the history of Haarlemmermeer.
Hoofddorp has a large shopping center. There are over 300 stores in the center. Large stores like V & D, H & M, The Sting, Saturn and Primark have a branch here. Hoofddorp also has a large hospital "The Spaarne".