Amstelveen

Amstelveen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌɑmstəlˈveːn] (listen)) is a municipality in the province of North Holland, Netherlands with a population of 89,918 (2017). It is a suburban part of the metropolitan area of Amsterdam.

Amstelveen
Apartment buildings in Amstelveen
Location in North Holland
Coordinates: 52°18′N 4°51′E
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Holland
RegionAmsterdam metropolitan area
Government
  BodyMunicipal council
  MayorTjapko Poppens (VVD)
Area
  Total44.08 km2 (17.02 sq mi)
  Land41.13 km2 (15.88 sq mi)
  Water2.95 km2 (1.14 sq mi)
Elevation−1 m (−3 ft)
Population
 (January 2019)[3]
  Total90,838
  Density2,209/km2 (5,720/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Amstelvener
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postcode
1180–1189
Area code020
Websitewww.amstelveen.nl

The municipality of Amstelveen consists of the historical villages of Bovenkerk and Nes aan de Amstel. In addition, as well as Downtown Amstelveen (Dutch: Amstelveen stadshart), the following neighbourhoods have been recently built, : Westwijk, Bankras-Kostverloren, Groenelaan, Waardhuizen, Middenhoven, Randwijk, Elsrijk and Keizer Karelpark. The name Amstelveen comes from the Amstel, a local river (as does the name Amsterdam) and veen, meaning fen, peat, or moor. KLM, the Dutch national airline, has its headquarters office in Amstelveen (although it is slated to leave for Schiphol in 2024[4]); in addition the municipality has the international headquarters of one of the Big Four accounting firms, KPMG. The city has a Museum of Modern Art.