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
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
The largest museum of art in the Netherlands is one of Amsterdam's most popular attractions. The museum is best known for its 17th century works of Dutch painters such as Vermeer and Rembrandt.
Dam Square, Amsterdam
Dam Square - one of Amsterdam's oldest squares - is surrounded by monumental buildings including the Royal Palace. A tall monument on the square honors the victims of World War II.
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.
Rembrandt Square, Amsterdam
This popular and often crowded square was originally created in 1668 as the Butter Market. A statue of the famous Dutch painter Rembrandt graces the center of the square.

Random Amsterdam Tours & Activities
Amsterdam Walking Tour, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$32.55
Skip the Line: Amsterdam and Holland Pass, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: Flexible
From USD
$45.56
Amsterdam Food Tour, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
From USD
$46.87



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