amsterdam
Country : Netherlands
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : Dutch
Population
City: 747 093 (2008)
Metro: 1 482 287 (2008)
Time
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
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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
Magna Plaza, Amsterdam
Magna Plaza is a magnificent former Post Office building converted into a shopping center. The structure is built in a neo-Gothic design which was mocked by critics as 'Post-Gothic'.
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.
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.
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.

Random Amsterdam Tours & Activities
Amsterdam Airport Shared Arrival Transfer, Amsterdam
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