Population of Cities in Netherlands (2021)
From tulips to windmills and Van Gogh to Vermeer, the Netherlands is a relatively small country with a long and fascinating history and a cultural heritage that continues to be internationally recognised. Its capital city of Amsterdam is a hugely popular tourist destination and has a population of almost 850,000 residents in the city, 1.35 million in the urban area and 2.4 million in the metropolitan area. Amsterdam is known for many things, including its complex canal system and numerous bike pathways, its traditional tall and narrow houses that date back to the seventeenth century, and its many museums, which include the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House.
Rotterdam is the second-largest city in the Netherlands with a population of 638,751. The city is home to Europe's largest port, making it a major commercial center. It is also known for the Erasmus University, one of the top-ranking universities in Europe, which was named after the fifteenth-century humanist and theologian Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus. The Hague is the third-largest city in the Netherlands and is located close to Rotterdam. The Rotterdam-The Hague metropolitan area has around 2.7 million residents, making it one of the largest metropolitan areas in Europe.