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
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.
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.
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.
Hortus Botanicus, Amsterdam
Hortus Botanicus is a botanical garden, originally founded in 1638 as a medicinal herb garden. It has a large diversity of plants, with more than 4000 species spread out over seven different climate zones.

Random Amsterdam Tours & Activities
Open Boat Canal Cruise in Amsterdam, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 75 minutes
From USD
$20.73
Boom Chicago Show in Amsterdam, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$29.37



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