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
Skinny Bridge, Amsterdam
The Magere Brug or 'skinny bridge' - a pedestrian bridge across the Amstel river with a typical double-swipe design - is probably the most popular of Amsterdam's 1200+ bridges.
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.
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.
Anne Frank House, Amsterdam
The Anne Frank House - the hiding place of the Frank family who tried to escape the Nazis - is now a museum. On display are a facsimile of Anne Frank's famous diary as well as other objects.

Random Amsterdam Tours & Activities
Amsterdam Burlesque Workshop, Amsterdam
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$590.95
Amsterdam Walking Discovery Tour, Amsterdam
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$248.20



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