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
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.
Montelbaans Tower, Amsterdam
The Montelbaanstoren is a historic tower, built in 1512 as part of a defensive wall around Amsterdam. The tower's decorative spire and clock were added in 1606.
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.
Anne Frank House, Amsterdam
The Anne Frank House - the hiding place of the Frank family who tried to escape the Nazis - is now a museum. On display are a facsimile of Anne Frank's famous diary as well as other objects.

Random Amsterdam Tours & Activities
Amsterdam Canal Bus Hop-On Hop-Off, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 24 or 48 hour pass
From USD
$30.27
Amsterdam Dinner Canal Cruise, Amsterdam
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$92.88



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