amsterdam
Country : Netherlands
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : Dutch
Population
City: 747 093 (2008)
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
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.
Jordaan, Amsterdam
Jordaan, once a shunned area in Amsterdam is now one of the city's most hip and trendy neighborhoods. Like many neighborhoods in Amsterdam, it is criss-crossed by picturesque canals.
Oude Kerk, Amsterdam
The Oude Kerk (Old Church) is the oldest building in Amsterdam; its construction started in the early 14th century. The bare interior of the church is a result of looting during the Reformation.
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.

Random Amsterdam Tours & Activities
Private Tour: Amsterdam City Walking Tour, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 4 hours
From USD
$56.31



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