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
Anne Frank House, Amsterdam
The Anne Frank House - the hiding place of the Frank family who tried to escape the Nazis - is now a museum. On display are a facsimile of Anne Frank's famous diary as well as other objects.
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
The largest museum of art in the Netherlands is one of Amsterdam's most popular attractions. The museum is best known for its 17th century works of Dutch painters such as Vermeer and Rembrandt.
Leidse Square, Amsterdam
Amsterdam's Leidseplein is an often crowded square, popular with young people who hang out here on weekend evenings. The square is dominated by the neo-Renaissance Stadsschouwburg.
Hortus Botanicus, Amsterdam
Hortus Botanicus is a botanical garden, originally founded in 1638 as a medicinal herb garden. It has a large diversity of plants, with more than 4000 species spread out over seven different climate zones.

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