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.
Time zone: CET (UTC +1 hour)
Telephone area code: +20
Country: The 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.
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
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