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
Rembrandt Square, Amsterdam
This popular and often crowded square was originally created in 1668 as the Butter Market. A statue of the famous Dutch painter Rembrandt graces the center of the square.
Berlage's Stock Exchange, Amsterdam
The Beurs van Berlage, built at the turn of the 20th century as Amsterdam's new stock exchange building, is seen as the precursor of modern Dutch architecture.
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.
Leidse Square, Amsterdam
Amsterdam's Leidseplein is an often crowded square, popular with young people who hang out here on weekend evenings. The square is dominated by the neo-Renaissance Stadsschouwburg.

Random Amsterdam Tours & Activities
Amsterdam Jordaan District Food Walking Tour, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 4 hours
From USD
$94.16
Rijksmuseum Private Tour with Art Historian, Amsterdam
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$362.00



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