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 city's famous canals and harmonious architecture stems from this era.
Random Amsterdam Highlights
Waag, Amsterdam
This 15th century building originally functioned as one of Amsterdam's three main entrance gates. It was later converted into a weigh house, which gave the structure its current name.
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.
Beguinage, Amsterdam
Historic houses, including Amsterdam's oldest building, line this tranquil courtyard. It was created in the 14th century to house the city's Beguines, a community of pious women.
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
The largest museum of art in the Netherlands is one of Amsterdam's most popular attractions. The museum is best known for its 17th century works of Dutch painters such as Vermeer and Rembrandt.

Random Amsterdam Tours & Activities
Skip the Line: Amsterdam and Holland Pass, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: Valid for 1 month after time of first use
From USD
$47.87
Small-Group Amsterdam Beer Tour, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
From USD
$55.85
Alkmaar Cheese Market and Dutch Windmills Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$51.29



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