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
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.
Royal Palace, Amsterdam
This former palace was originally built as a city hall in the 17th century. Napoleon's brother Louis turned into a palace at the beginning of the 19th century.
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.
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.

Random Amsterdam Tours & Activities
Amsterdam Harbor Sightseeing Cruise, Amsterdam
  • Duration: 90 minutes
From USD
$19.32
Amsterdam City Sightseeing Tour, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:3.5/5 stars
  • Duration: Varies
From USD
$30.92
I amsterdam Card - City Pass for Amsterdam, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 48 or 72 hours
From USD
$73.42



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