Country : Netherlands
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : Dutch
City: 790 110 (2012)
Metro: 1 482 287 (2008)
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
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.
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.
Central Station, Amsterdam
This beautiful transportation hub was built at the end of the 19th century in neo-renaissance style. Built at the banks of a river, 8600 pilings were required to keep the building stable.
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.

Random Amsterdam Tours & Activities
Amsterdam Super Saver: Canal Cruise plus Harbor Cruise, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Tour: 70-Minute I AMsterdam Tour by Segway, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 70 minutes
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