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.

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); 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.

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