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
Oude Kerk, Amsterdam
The Oude Kerk (Old Church) is the oldest building in Amsterdam; its construction started in the early 14th century. The bare interior of the church is a result of looting during the Reformation.
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.
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.

Random Amsterdam Tours & Activities
Amsterdam Red Light District Walking Tour, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$26.57
Amsterdam City Bike Tour, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$29.76



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