Country : Netherlands
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : Dutch
City: 747 093 (2008)
Metro: 1 482 287 (2008)
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
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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
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.
Flower Market, Amsterdam
The flower market in Amsterdam is situated at the Singel, one of the city's many canals. The last of Amsterdam's floating flower markets , it always attracts throngs of tourists.
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.
Amsterdam's Canals, Amsterdam
The many canals in Amsterdam are lined with beautiful, mostly 17th century houses. While the canals were built for economical reasons, they are now Amsterdam's biggest tourist attraction.

Random Amsterdam Tours & Activities
Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Optional Canal Cruise, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: Flexible
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Amsterdam Canal Boat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Rijksmuseum Ticket, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 24 or 48 hours
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Amsterdam Airport Private Departure Transfer, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: Varies
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