Country : Netherlands
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : Dutch
City: 747 093 (2008)
Metro: 1 482 287 (2008)
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
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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
Scheepvaartmuseum, Amsterdam
Amsterdam's Maritime Museum displays the history of the Netherlands' long naval history. There are numerous ship models and full scale ships on view in the museum.
Vondelpark, Amsterdam
Vondelpark, Amsterdam's largest park, is a popular refuge from the hubbub of the city. During summertime musical and theatrical productions take place at the park's open air theatre.
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'.
Flower Market, Amsterdam
The flower market in Amsterdam is situated at the Singel, one of the city's many canals. The last of Amsterdam's floating flower markets , it always attracts throngs of tourists.

Random Amsterdam Tours & Activities
The Amsterdam Dungeon, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: Flexible
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Amsterdam Arrival Transfer: Cruise Port to Central Amsterdam, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 25 minutes
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