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The legitimate capital and biggest city of Netherlands, Amsterdam is situated in the south of province North Holland. Founded in late Twelfth century as a tiny fishing village at the mouth of Amstel River, the city is built almost entirely along canals, connected to the waters of North Sea.

Amsterdam city map

The charming city of Amsterdam is a dream comes true for the art lovers. The center of the city is formed like a horseshoe, bordered by four (4) famous canals called the Singel, Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht which are best to walk along if you want to see the city’s beautiful gabled houses.

Ultramodern and picturesque at the same time, this world well-known tourist hub is also a major cultural and economic hub of Europe. It wear two (2) faces, on one it smiles and beckons youth with its notorious Red Light District and liberal view of drugs use, while on the other it offers some of Europe's premium museums and art galleries. On one side its ancient attraction attracts lots of tourist, while on the other its trade events and activities tempt much of business travelers each year.

For the tourist the joy of Amsterdam is its density i.e. it’s an outstanding place to tour on foot or bicycle. This one of the coolest cities of Europe is beautiful, hip and laid back concurrently, with lots to do, lots to see, many pubs, food from all over the world and friendly people.

Interesting News

    • The world well-known Koh-I-Noor diamond was cut in Amsterdam
    • 75% of the whole worlds flower bulb production comes from Netherlands
    • Over 70% of the world’s bacon (poor pigs) comes from the Netherlands
    • Holland has around a thousand original still functioning windmills.
    • Netherlands is the third largest exporter of agricultural products in the world even though just 3% of the Dutch population is working in this sector.
    • Holland has over 15,000 kilometers of bicycle lanes.
    • Amsterdam is built completely on piles, huge stakes driven into the ground.Central station has 6000 of them keeping it up
    • Every Dutch person has at least one bike and there are twice as many bikes as cars.
    • Holland was one of the 6 founding members of the European Union.
    • Holland's maximum point is 323 meters above sea level which makes it their uppermost mountain.
    • Most Dutch people speak at least one overseas talking as well as Dutch and English
    • Rotterdam, once the world’s largest harbor has now dropped to 2nd place so it's the second largest port in the world.
    • Holland and the Netherlands are the same country.
    • A section (1/4th) of the Netherlands is below sea level.

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    Amsterdam figures

    Residents: 780,152
    Country: The Netherlands
    Time Zone: GMT/UTC +1
    Telephone area code: 020


    The money in the Netherlands is the Euro ( € , EUR), which is used in almost all countries within the European Union. For details on changing money and methods of payment see our tips for visitors.

    Climate in the Netherlands

    The warmest weather condition is from June to August, with temperatures between 21 - 26 degrees Celsius. There are rarely tremendous temperatures. The air is relatively moist and fog is common in autumn and spring. There are stronger winds from October to March.

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