Amsterdam has the largest concentration of students and youth in the Netherlands. Studying or working at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers the opportunity to explore the various cultural, sports and social activities of this city. The total number of inhabitants is about 750.000. The Netherlands is well known for its high standard of living. Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, is a compact and user-friendly city. Amsterdam has a great deal to offer: a variety of residential areas, international schools, international social clubs, culture, (water)sports, golf courses and many other recreational facilities.
For visitors, students and expatriates alike, it is easy to feel at home in a city with these proportions and so well geared to meeting the needs of its many foreign residents. 'Amsterdammers' are friendly, tolerant and at ease with other cultures and languages.
Amsterdam is also one of Europe's leading financial centres, a city where almost everybody speaks English and the quality of life ranks among the best. It's no wonder more than 1,800 foreign companies have already chosen Amsterdam as their European base.
The south part of Amsterdam, nearby the motorway A10 where VU Amsterdam is located, called the 'Zuidas', will be the main business centre of Amsterdam in the nearby future. The headquarters of important Dutch companies like ABN AMRO, ING and the World Trade Centre are already situated there.
As you will understand, this environment is a perfect base for an international Economic and Business Administration Faculty.