The population of Amsterdam has grown by an average of 11,000 people a year over the past five years, and half the increase is due to new arrivals moving in, according to data released on November 7 by the national statistics office CBS.
As reported by Dutch News online, the net increase in the number of new people arriving in the capital from abroad has gone up from almost zero in 2012 to 10,000 last year. And in 2016, 30,000 newcomers, most of them in their 20s and 30s, moved to the city.
People from India formed the biggest group of new arrivals, followed by migrants from the United States and Britain, the CBS said. The rest of the top 10 is made up of people from western Europe.
“Amsterdam is a magnet, particularly for young people,” said CBS spokesman Jan Latten.