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
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.
Royal Palace, Amsterdam
This former palace was originally built as a city hall in the 17th century. Napoleon's brother Louis turned into a palace at the beginning of the 19th century.
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.
Dam Square, Amsterdam
Dam Square - one of Amsterdam's oldest squares - is surrounded by monumental buildings including the Royal Palace. A tall monument on the square honors the victims of World War II.

Random Amsterdam Tours & Activities
Small-Group Amsterdam Historical Bike Tour , Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$28.36



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