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
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.
De Gooyer Windmill, Amsterdam
Once ubiquitous in the Dutch landscape, windmills have become a rarity in Amsterdam. The De Gooyer Mill, situated to the east of the historic center, is one of just six surviving windmills in the city.
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.

Random Amsterdam Tours & Activities
Private Briski Tour Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$80.85
Romantic Waters, Amsterdam
  • Duration: 90 minutes
From USD
$51.98
Skip-the-line & Private Guided Tour: Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
From USD
$91.25



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