City of Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ most populous city, with a population of around 1.1 million in the urban area. Amsterdam’s history and development have resulted in a mix of cultures that have shaped and enriched the city over the past centuries. Today, Amsterdam is home to around 180 different nationalities and builds on this diversity to promote diversity and inclusion as key elements that can fuel innovation, creativity, and resilience. Moreover, by focusing on inclusion, the city aims to ensure that all Amsterdammers can participate in the city and that no one is excluded. Involving different neighbourhoods, Amsterdam has been working to address a number of key issues raised by citizens, including marginalisation and discrimination, quality of and access to healthcare, housing prices, and availability, and awareness of basic human rights. The goal of this agenda is to protect the most vulnerable members of the city, including minorities and newcomers, more effectively.