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.
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.
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.
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.