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
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.
Central Station, Amsterdam
This beautiful transportation hub was built at the end of the 19th century in neo-renaissance style. Built at the banks of a river, 8600 pilings were required to keep the building stable.
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.
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.

Random Amsterdam Tours & Activities
Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Optional Canal Cruise, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: Flexible
From USD
$24.64
Dutch Villages and Countryside Bike Tour from Amsterdam, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 4 hours
From USD
$43.11



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