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
Beguinage, Amsterdam
Historic houses, including Amsterdam's oldest building, line this tranquil courtyard. It was created in the 14th century to house the city's Beguines, a community of pious women.
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.
Amsterdam's Canals, Amsterdam
The many canals in Amsterdam are lined with beautiful, mostly 17th century houses. While the canals were built for economical reasons, they are now Amsterdam's biggest tourist attraction.
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'.

Random Amsterdam Tours & Activities
Amsterdam Museum Entrance Ticket, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: Flexible
From USD
$14.02
Amsterdam City Canal Cruise, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 75 minutes
From USD
$16.82



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