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
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.
De Gooyer Windmill, Amsterdam
Once ubiquitous in the Dutch landscape, windmills have become a rarity in Amsterdam. The De Gooyer Mill, situated to the east of the historic center, is one of just six surviving windmills in the city.
Skinny Bridge, Amsterdam
The Magere Brug or 'skinny bridge' - a pedestrian bridge across the Amstel river with a typical double-swipe design - is probably the most popular of Amsterdam's 1200+ bridges.
Jordaan, Amsterdam
Jordaan, once a shunned area in Amsterdam is now one of the city's most hip and trendy neighborhoods. Like many neighborhoods in Amsterdam, it is criss-crossed by picturesque canals.

Random Amsterdam Tours & Activities
Amsterdam Layover Tour: Private City Sightseeing with Round-Trip Airport Transfer, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 or 5 hours (depening on option selected)
From USD
$51.71
A'DAM Lookout Entrance Ticket, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 60 minutes
From USD
$16.28



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