A report on Rotterdam, Amsterdam, The Hague and Netherlands
Rotterdam (, , , lit. The Dam on the River Rotte) is the second largest city and municipality in the Netherlands.- Rotterdam
Amsterdam (, , , lit. The Dam on the River Amstel) is the capital and most populous city of the Netherlands; with a population of 907,976 within the city proper, 1,558,755 in the urban area and 2,480,394 in the metropolitan area.- Amsterdam
The Hague (Den Haag or 's‑Gravenhage ) is a city and municipality of the Netherlands, situated on the west coast facing the North Sea.- The Hague
With a population of over half a million, it is the third-largest city in the Netherlands, after Amsterdam and Rotterdam.- The Hague
The four largest cities in the Netherlands are Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht.- Netherlands
Rotterdam forms the centre of the Rijnmond conurbation, bordering the conurbation surrounding The Hague to the north-west.- Rotterdam
In contrast to those other metropolises, Amsterdam was also surrounded by large towns such as Leiden (about 67,000), Rotterdam (45,000), Haarlem (38,000) and Utrecht (30,000).- Amsterdam
There is a healthy competition with Amsterdam, which is often viewed as the cultural capital of the Netherlands.- Rotterdam
Normally, however, the Parliament sits in The Hague, the city which has historically been the seat of the Dutch government, the Dutch monarchy, and the Dutch supreme court.- Amsterdam
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Utrecht is the fourth-largest city and a municipality of the Netherlands, capital and most populous city of the province of Utrecht.
It was the most important city in the Netherlands until the Dutch Golden Age, when it was surpassed by Amsterdam as the country's cultural centre and most populous city.
Like Rotterdam, Amsterdam, The Hague and other large Dutch cities, Utrecht faces some socio-economic problems.
The Randstad ("Rim" or "Edge" City) is a roughly crescent-shaped conurbation in the central-western Netherlands, consisting primarily of the four largest Dutch cities (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht); their suburbs, and many towns in between, that all grew and merged into each other, containing almost half the country's population.
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As of 24 March 2022, there are 344 municipalities (gemeenten) and three special municipalities (bijzondere gemeenten) in the Netherlands.
Amsterdam has the highest population with 893,783 residents, whereas The Hague is the most densely populated with a density of 6650 /km2.
Only Amsterdam, where the districts are called stadsdelen, as well as Rotterdam, where the districts are called deelgemeenten, consist of such formal subdivisions.
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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, known informally as Schiphol Airport (Luchthaven Schiphol, ), is the main international airport of the Netherlands.
It is located 9 km southwest of Amsterdam, in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer in the province of North Holland.
The Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), the national Dutch train operator, has a major passenger railway station directly underneath the passenger terminal complex that offers transportation 24 hours a day into the four major cities Amsterdam, Utrecht, The Hague and Rotterdam.