Amsterdam is one of the greatest small cities
in the world. From its canals to world-famous museums and
Amsterdam is one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in
Amsterdam is also a city of tolerance and diversity. It has
all the advantages of a big city: culture, nightlife, international restaurants, good transport - but is quiet, and largely thanks to its extensive canals, has a little
road traffic. In Amsterdam your destination is never far away, but get a bike for an authentic local experience.
Amsterdam basic facts
Population: approx. 820,500 (city)
Time zone: CET (UTC +1 hour)
Telephone area code: +20
Netherlands (also known as Holland)
Amsterdam tourist attractions:
Museums are the main tourist attraction in Amsterdam. Everyone
knows the Rijksmuseum, Van
Gogh Museum and Stedelijk
Museum, but there is much more. Amsterdam has over fifty museums which
attract millions of visitors each year. See our suggested itineraries to explore these attractions.
|Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam
||Following ten years of renovation, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, one of the world's great museums, reopened in April 2013. Opening it was one of the last official tasks of HM Queen Beatrix prior to the accession of Her son, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, as King of the Netherlands on April 30, 2013. The Rijksmuseum, with its magnificent exhibit of more than 8000 works, including those of the masters Rembrandt, Vermeer, and van Ruysdael, remains one of Amsterdam's must-see attractions.
||Coffeeshops in Holland are allowed to sell
small amounts of cannabis and are strictly regulated and
taxed. Furthermore, coffeeshops must not sell to anyone
under 18 and they must not sell more than 5g to any customer.
Hard drugs are strictly prohibited. Pictures of coffee shops