Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Facts About Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Regional Population: 741,636

Elevation: 2 meters

Time Zone: Europe/Amsterdam

Latitude: 52.35

Longitude: 4.9166667

Nearby Airports: AMS

Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands, full of impressive architecture, lovely canals that criss-cross the city, great shopping and friendly people (who nearly all speak English). There is something for every traveler’s taste here, whether you prefer culture and history, serious partying or just the relaxing charm of an old European city.

The city is known for its historic port, the sprawling Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, the beautiful concentric canals, and the red-light district (De Wallen) and its liberal coffee shops (which sell cannabis). Other attractions include the Van Gogh Museum, the old Heineken Brewery and NEMO, the largest science center in the Netherlands.

During the Dutch Golden Age, Amsterdam was one of the most important ports in the world, and it became the leading center for finance and diamonds.

The city was founded in the late 12th century as a small fishing village, and has grown to become the largest city in the Netherlands with a population comprised of 177 different nationalities, which makes Amsterdam the most multicultural city in the world.

Text courtesy of Wikipedia and Wikitravel. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amsterdam; http://wikitravel.org/en/Amsterdam

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