Amstelveen is a city situated in the province North-Holland (in the Netherlands), south of Amsterdam. The ground consists of peat-moor and sea clay.


Amstelveen has many nature parks: namely Bovenkerkerpolder, de Braak, Broersepark, childrenfarm Elsenhove, Jac.P. Thijssepark, Middelpolder, Ouderkerkerplas and the Amstelveense Poel. The Poel is a part of the Amsterdam Forest that covers an area of 935 hectares . Art and culture was prominent in Amstelveen last year. The museums received almost 99,000 visitors and the library, with its four establishments, received 725,000 visitors.