Amsterdam, New York is a vibrant city in Upstate New York that has been around since the earliest days of European settlement in the Northeast United States. Located in the center of New York State, Amsterdam was ideally placed to thrive in the Industrial age of American development. More recently, Amsterdam has focused its efforts on revitalizing what was once a thriving industrial locale into a business friendly community with excellent education institutions and housing for residents both young and old.
Wherever you decide to live with your family, safety is always a primary concern. The Amsterdam Police and Fire Departments are two of the most professional, courteous, and well trained public safety departments in the area.
Prepared for any emergency, police and firefighters are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure that every resident in the City of Amsterdam is provided with a safe, livable community to raise a family.
Amsterdam also offers an array of community activities for residents to enjoy throughout the year. During the summer months you can attend our Movies in the Park on Saturday nights, or swim in the City owned Olympic sized pool which is open 6 days a week through August. Senior citizens may want to visit one of our organizations designed specifically to provide housing, as well as social networking and community activities for elderly citizens looking to stay active and healthy. Visit our Senior Resources page for more information.