According to the municipal registry, Amsterdam is the most multicultural city in the world.
On 1 January 177 nationalities were registered as resident of the Dutch Capital.
Amsterdam is leading in the number of nationalities. The second most international city in the world is Antwerp (Belgium), with residents holding 164 different nationalities. New York has registered 150 nationalities, making it the third most international city in the world.
Amsterdam has a total number of 743.104 residents (that is about 20 times smaller than the New York population!). Holders of a Dutch passport still the form the majority: 532,548 people. Another 123,204 people hold two passports, among them a Dutch one. In 2006 one new nationality was registered in Amsterdam: Malawian. The biggest Amsterdam minority groups are Moroccans(64,588), Turkish(37,421), British (10,244), German (6,670) and Surinamese (5,609).