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 cities' famous canals and harmonious architecture stems from this era.
Random Amsterdam Highlights
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.
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.
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
One of Amsterdam's most popular museums, the van Gogh Museum boasts more than 200 works of the famous Dutch painter, housed in a modern spacious structure.
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.




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