Amsterdam city council is rich. Newspaper Het Parool reported in February 2006 that it has shares in a number of rather useful companies.

(power) 9%, dividend in 2006, €29m
Schiphol (airport) 22%, dividend in 2006 €12m
Verzekeringsbedrijf Groot Amsterdam (insurance) 100%, dividend €2.4mn
Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten (bank), 2%, dividend €800,000.
GVB (public transport), 100%, dividend €4.3m
Havengebouw (port buildings), 51%, dividend €200,000.
RAI (exhibition and congress centre), 25% dividend €200,000
Stadsherstel (property rennovation), 13%, dividend €400,000.

The city also owns chunks of the Carré theatre, the Doelen Hotel and the Arena stadium