The Dutch capital of Amsterdam is widely regarded as one of the world’s premier cities, attracting millions of visitors each year and acting as a major hub of economic activity. The city’s laid-back atmosphere and continental charm help make it an irresistible proposition to tourists, who continue to flock to Amsterdam year after year. Its undeniable character and economic prominence make it a great place to hold a business meeting – which many thousands of people do every year. The city also boasts a fascinating, if turbulent, history and is renowned as a key centre of cultural activity.
Located in the province of North Holland, Amsterdam is home to some 1.2 million people. It forms part of one of the largest conurbations in Europe, the Randstad, which is home to around seven million inhabitants. The city experienced particularly rapid growth in the 18th and 19th centuries, though the sheer extent of its network of canals is testament to the position Amsterdam enjoyed during the 17th century and the prestige associated with it. Indeed, although the practical role of the canals is somewhat more modest in the modern age of the motor vehicle, they remain a distinctive feature and a major draw for tourists. The canals were added to Unesco’s World Heritage List in July 2010.
Amsterdam remains a key trading centre today, and it is home to the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, which is the oldest in the world. A Mercer survey in 2010 placed the city in 13th place in terms of quality of living, and seven of the world’s top 500 companies are headquartered in Amsterdam. Other major companies to have bases in the city include RBS, Akzo Nobel and Heineken International. The Globalisation and World Cities study group considers Amsterdam to be an alpha world city, and it was also ranked third in innovation in a report conducted by 2thinkknow in 2009.
There are scores of hotels located in Amsterdam, many of which are well-equipped for the purpose of business meetings. Whatever you’re looking for from your business meeting – whether you want to cement your relationship with an existing client or you’re looking to seal a lucrative new contract – there are few more romantic and evocative backdrops against which to do it than Amsterdam. To find out more about what Amsterdam hotels can offer those looking to book business meetings, all you have to do is simply take a quick look on the internet, where you should find the information you need.
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