City Overview

Very known to the world, Amsterdam is the capital and most populous city of the Netherlands with a population of 872,680 within the city proper, 1,380,872 in the urban area and 2,410,960 in the metropolitan area.Found within the province of North Holland, Amsterdam is colloquially referred to as the “Venice of the North”, attributed by the large number of canals which form a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Amsterdam’s name derives from Amstelredamme, indicative of the city’s origin around a dam in the river Amstel. Originating as a small fishing village in the late 12th century, Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age of the 17th century, and became the leading centre for finance and trade.[16] In the 19th and 20th centuries, the city expanded, and many new neighbourhoods and suburbs were planned and built.

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Useful Info

ELEVATION: −2 m (−7 ft)
LAT: 52.3547498
LONG: 4.833921

Netherlands currency is EURO. Please note that the Netherlands makes less and less use of physical money, most accepted cards are debit cards like MAESTRO, V-PAY. MASTERCARD and VISA and AMERICAN EXPRESS are less accepted in most of places.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (IATA: AMS, ICAO: EHAM), known informally as Schiphol Airport is the main international airport of the Netherlands. It is located 9 kilometres southwest of Amsterdam.

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Main Attractions

Amsterdam’s main attractions include its historic canals, the Rijksmuseum , the Van Gogh Museum , the Stedelijk Museum , Hermitage Amsterdam, the Concertgebouw, the Anne Frank House , the Scheepvaartmuseum, the Amsterdam Museum, the Heineken Experience, the Royal Palace of Amsterdam, Natura Artis Magistra, Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam, NEMO, the red-light district and many cannabis coffee shops.

Nightlife & Festival Activity

The city is also well known for its nightlife and festival activity; with several of its nightclubs (Melkweg, Paradiso) among the world’s most famous. Primarily known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled façades; well-preserved legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. These characteristics are arguably responsible for attracting millions of Amsterdam’s visitors annually. Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are numerous bike paths.

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