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
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.
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.
Stopera, Amsterdam
The Stopera is a combination of a city hall and opera building. The modern structure was built in the 1980s in a central historic district and contrasts starkly with its surroundings.
Magna Plaza, Amsterdam
Magna Plaza is a magnificent former Post Office building converted into a shopping center. The structure is built in a neo-Gothic design which was mocked by critics as 'Post-Gothic'.




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