This year's show - which celebrates 20 years of the EMAs - will take place in Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome on November 10.
"I am thrilled to see the MTV EMA return to my home country, the Netherlands," said Dan Ligtvoet, Managing Director, VIMN Northern Europe.
"Amsterdam already served as the backdrop for the legendary MTV Europe launch party at the Roxy and we will make sure that, with this year's MTV EMA, the citizens of Amsterdam and the entire Netherlands will be treated again to a star-studded music extravaganza."
Vice Mayor of the City of Amsterdam Carolien Gehrels added: "We are honoured that Amsterdam has been selected to host the 2013 MTV EMAs.
"This is great news for the city for a number of reasons: it promises to be an exciting event for young people and music lovers in the city, it will provide opportunities for businesses in these difficult economic times and it will allow Amsterdam to raise its international profile.
"A great event at an ideal moment."
Last year's MTV EMAs took place in Frankfurt, where winners included Taylor Swift, One Direction, Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen.
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