Some people call Amsterdam ‘The Global Village’. Its historical roots keep it curiously cosmopolitan, yet at the same time it is very relaxed. It’s a youthful, cultural city that provides stimulus for creativity, but it is seldom very formal. It stands firmly on its past, yet looks directly at the future. Amsterdam is home to some of the best art in the world, has more canals than Venice, more bridges than Paris, and around 700 monuments in the city centre. But behind historical façades, you will find cafes, restaurants, and a buzzing nightlife.
With more than 50 museums, more than 10 000 shops, more than 6 500 buildings from before the year 1900, more than 1 400 cafes, more than 750 restaurants, and some 40 concerts and theatrical performances per day, Amsterdam is one of the greatest small cities in the world. The following links provide a good starting point for further information on Amsterdam:
- Programme at a glance
- Detailed programme
- Plenary sessions
- Preconference Water Economics
- Special sessions
- Social programme