amsterdam
Country : Netherlands
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : Dutch
Population
City: 790 110 (2012)
Metro: 1 482 287 (2008)
Time
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
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 city's famous canals and harmonious architecture stems from this era.
Random Amsterdam Highlights
Scheepvaartmuseum, Amsterdam
Amsterdam's Maritime Museum displays the history of the Netherlands' long naval history. There are numerous ship models and full scale ships on view in the museum.
Magna Plaza, Amsterdam
Magna Plaza is a magnificent former Post Office building converted into a shopping center. The structure is built in a neo-Gothic design which was mocked by critics as 'Post-Gothic'.
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.




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