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.
Stopera, Amsterdam
The Stopera is a combination of a city hall and opera building. The modern structure was built in the 1980s in a central historic district and contrasts starkly with its surroundings.
Anne Frank House, Amsterdam
The Anne Frank House - the hiding place of the Frank family who tried to escape the Nazis - is now a museum. On display are a facsimile of Anne Frank's famous diary as well as other objects.
Waag, Amsterdam
This 15th century building originally functioned as one of Amsterdam's three main entrance gates. It was later converted into a weigh house, which gave the structure its current name.

Random Amsterdam Tours & Activities
House of Bols Cocktail and Genever Experience, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:2.0/5 stars
  • Duration: Flexible
From USD
$16.25
Amsterdam City Center Private Historical Walking Tour, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$118.08
Amsterdam Light Festival Cruise, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:3.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 90 minutes
From USD
$23.29



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