amsterdam
Country : Netherlands
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : Dutch
Population
City: 747 093 (2008)
Metro: 1 482 287 (2008)
Time
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
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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 cities' famous canals and harmonious architecture stems from this era.
Random Amsterdam Highlights
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.
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.
Jordaan, Amsterdam
Jordaan, once a shunned area in Amsterdam is now one of the city's most hip and trendy neighborhoods. Like many neighborhoods in Amsterdam, it is criss-crossed by picturesque canals.
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
Amsterdam Canal Boat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Rijksmuseum Ticket, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:3.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 24 or 48 hours
From USD
$49.10
Holland in One Day Sightseeing Tour, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$81.84



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