Amsterdam: a metropolis
Amsterdam became a metropolis since the second half of the sixteenth century. Amsterdam now hosts more than 750,000 residents from 175 different countries. 37% of the population belong to an ethnic minority. There is an open and tolerant atmosphere in the city.
Once in town, Amsterdam's charming, compact centre is easy to navigate on foot or by public transport. Whatever you're looking for, you'll find it here. Choose from internationally renowned museums and sights, explore the markets, quirky boutiques and department stores—and unwind with a visit to one of the many parks.
Things to do in september 2012
Besides the ECIIA Conference the city of Amsterdam has a lot to offer. We did some research for you about what is going on in the city. By following this link, you get specific information about what to do in the city of Amsterdam around the days of the conference. The website of the official tourist board also contains other general information about Amsterdam.