Wednesday, November 03, 2004


Gemeente (commune), Noordholland provincie, western Netherlands, near the Amstel River. Amstelveen (meaning �peat bog on the Amstel�) was formerly a village in the municipality of Nieuwer-Amstel. A residential suburb of Amsterdam, it is a water-sports centre with some agriculture and light industry. Schiphol international airport is nearby to the west. Pop. (1999 est.) 77,737.


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