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
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.
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.
Scheepvaartmuseum, Amsterdam
Amsterdam's Maritime Museum displays the history of the Netherlands' long naval history. There are numerous ship models and full scale ships on view in the museum.
Montelbaans Tower, Amsterdam
The Montelbaanstoren is a historic tower, built in 1512 as part of a defensive wall around Amsterdam. The tower's decorative spire and clock were added in 1606.

Random Amsterdam Tours & Activities
Amsterdam Walking Tour, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$32.50
Small-Group Guided Tour of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$102.91
Dutch Villages and Countryside Bike Tour from Amsterdam, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 4 hours
From USD
$35.21



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