amsterdam
Country : Netherlands
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : Dutch
Population
City: 790 110 (2012)
Metro: 1 482 287 (2008)
Time
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
Amsterdam
closeAmsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands, even though neither the Dutch government nor the head of state resides in Amsterdam. The largest city in the Netherlands is also the country's biggest tourist-draw.
Most of Amsterdam's top attractions date from the city's heyday during the seventeenth century when it was a financial and political powerhouse. Most of the city's famous canals and harmonious architecture stems from this era.
Random Amsterdam Highlights
Stopera, Amsterdam
The Stopera is a combination of a city hall and opera building. The modern structure was built in the 1980s in a central historic district and contrasts starkly with its surroundings.
Waag, Amsterdam
This 15th century building originally functioned as one of Amsterdam's three main entrance gates. It was later converted into a weigh house, which gave the structure its current name.
Royal Palace, Amsterdam
This former palace was originally built as a city hall in the 17th century. Napoleon's brother Louis turned into a palace at the beginning of the 19th century.
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
One of Amsterdam's most popular museums, the van Gogh Museum boasts more than 200 works of the famous Dutch painter, housed in a modern spacious structure.

Random Amsterdam Tours & Activities
Alkmaar Cheese Market and Dutch Windmills Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$59.72
Small-Group Amsterdam Beer Tour, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
From USD
$64.59
Private Tour: Holland in One Day Sightseeing Tour, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:2.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 8 hours
From USD
$147.56



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