Amsterdam City Hall

Exploring Amsterdam's Historic City Hall


The Amsterdam City Hall, also known as "Het Stadhuis," is an iconic landmark steeped in history and architectural splendor. Constructed between 1648 and 1655, it was designed by architect Jacob van Campen during the Dutch Golden Age. The building showcases magnificent Dutch Classicism, characterized by its symmetrical façade, grand columns, and intricate ornamentation. The central dome adds a touch of grandeur, reminiscent of ancient Roman architecture. Inside, visitors are greeted by opulent halls adorned with marble floors, elaborate woodwork, and impressive paintings by renowned artists such as Ferdinand Bol and Govert Flinck. This building is now known as the Royal Palace at Dam Square. Since the then the City Hall has moved 3 times. Nowadays it is residing at the Stopera in Amsterdam.

Current City Hall

Services for expats

As an expat in Amsterdam, the City Hall offers a range of services to assist with administrative tasks and residency requirements.

These include:

  • Registration with the municipality (Basisregistratie Personen - BRP)
  • Application for residence permits
  • Acquisition of a DigiD for online government services
  • Notification of change of address
  • Request for official documents such as extracts from the BRP or birth certificates
  • Registration of marriage or partnership
  • Application for parking permits

Many of these services can also be done online

Address City Hall 

Amsterdam City Hall (Stadhuis)
Amstel 1
1011 PN Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Telephone: 14020

Visiting the Amsterdam City Hall is not only an opportunity to explore its rich history and architectural grandeur but also to access essential services and assistance as an expat in Amsterdam.