Amsterdam is a city in Montgomery County, New York, United States. The city is named after Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The City of Amsterdam is surrounded on the north, east, and west sides by the town of Amsterdam. The city developed on both sides of the Mohawk River, with the majority located on the north bank. The Port Jackson area on the south side is also part of the city.
In the 19th century, the city of Amsterdam was known for carpet, textile, and pearl button manufacturing.
The enclosed shopping centre is named the Amsterdam Riverfront Center. Once filled with clothing shops, the mall complex has been adapted for offices of doctors, public assistance services, community organisations, a radio station WCSS, and an off-track betting site.
Media in Amsterdam includes one print newspaper, The Recorder, which is owned by the Schenectady-based Daily Gazette, an online newspaper, The Mohawk Valley Compass, and two AM radio stations, WVTL and WCSS.
In the early 2000s distribution centres began being constructed in the Florida Business Park in the Town of Florida which is located just outside the City of Amsterdam. The park currently holds Target, Hill & Marks, Alpin Haus, and most recently, Dollar General. In 2019 Vida Blend broke ground on a new distribution centre in the park. Some thousands of city and adjacent county residents are now employed by these businesses.
Amsterdam has a population of over 17,860 people.