Population 1,970,000 (UA)
As the commercial capital of the Netherlands and one of the top financial centres in Europe, Amsterdam is considered an alpha world city by the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) study group. The city is also cultural capital of the Netherlands. Many large Dutch institutions have their headquarters there, and 7 of the world's top 500 companies, including Philips and ING, are based in the city. In 2010, Amsterdam was ranked 13th globally on quality of living by Mercer, and previously ranked 3rd in innovation by 2thinknow in the Innovation Cities Index 2009.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Pray for the Holy Spirit to move in powerful ways throughout the churches.
Pray for greater networking among churches and mission organizations.
Settled as a small fishing village in the late 12th century, Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age, a result of its innovative developments in trade. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the city expanded, and many new neighborhoods and suburbs were formed.