Amsterdam - information about the city

Amsterdam ( /ˈæmstərdæm/; Dutch [ˌɑmstərˈdɑm] ) is the largest city and the capital of the Netherlands. The current position of Amsterdam as capital city of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is governed by the constitution of August 24, 1815 and its successors. Amsterdam has a population of 783,364 within city limits, an urban population of 1,209,419 and a metropolitan population of 2,158,592. The city is in the province of North Holland in the west of the country. It comprises the northern part of the Randstad, one of the larger conurbations in Europe, with a population of approximately 7 million.

Amsterdam - tourist attractions

markerA Church of St Nicholas in Amsterdam Church of St. Nicholas (or St. Nicolaaskerk in Dutch) is located in the Old Centre district of Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is the city's major Catholic church. Officially the church was called St. Nicholas inside the Walls, the oldest part of the Amsterdam defence works. The architect, Adrianus Blei... Church of St Nicholas in Amsterdam - photo
markerB Museumplein The Museumplein (English: Museum Square) is a square located in the centre of Amsterdam, Netherlands. The square is called "Museum Square" because there are several museums located around the square, for example the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum, and the Diamond Museum. The... Museumplein - photo
markerC Melkweg The Melkweg (English translation: Milky Way) is a popular music venue and cultural center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It is located on the Lijnbaansgracht, near the Leidseplein, a prime nightlife center of Amsterdam. It is housed in a former warehouse and is divided into a number of spaces of va... Melkweg - photo
markerD Leidseplein The Leidseplein is a square in central Amsterdam famous for its restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Lying in the southwest of the Grachtengordel district of Amsterdam, the Leidseplein is immediately northeast of the Singelgracht canal. It is situated on the crossroads of the Weteringschans, the Marni... Leidseplein - photo
markerE Stadsschouwburg The Stadsschouwburg (Dutch: Municipal Theatre) of Amsterdam is the name of a theatre building at the Leidseplein in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The building is in the neo-Renaissance style dating back to 1894, and is the former home of the National Ballet and Opera. The first rederijkers appeare... Stadsschouwburg - photo
markerF Amsterdam Centraal Railway Station Amsterdam Centraal  is the central train station of Amsterdam. It is also one of the main railway hubs of the Netherlands and is used by 250,000 passengers a day, excluding transferring passengers. In addition, it's also the starting point of Amsterdam Metro lines 51, 53, and 54. Amsterdam Centraal... Amsterdam Centraal Railway Station - photo
markerG Muntplein The Muntplein (literally "mint square") is a square in the centre of Amsterdam. The square is in fact a bridge — the widest bridge in Amsterdam — which crosses the Singel canal at the point where it flows into the Amstel river. All bridges in Amsterdam are numbered, and the Muntplein carries the nu... Muntplein - photo
markerH The Waag The Waag (weigh house) is a 15th-century building on Nieuwmarkt square in Amsterdam. It was originally a city gate and part of the walls of Amsterdam. The building has also served as a guildhall, museum, fire station and anatomical theatre, among others. The Waag is the oldest remaining non-religio... The Waag - photo
markerI Waterlooplein Waterlooplein is a square in the centre of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, near the Amstel river. Waterlooplein was created in 1882 when the Leprozengracht and Houtgracht canals were filled in. The square is named after the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. The square became a marketplace when the city gover... Waterlooplein - photo
markerJ Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam The Portuguese Synagogue also known as the Esnoga or Snoge, is a 17th-century Sephardic synagogue in Amsterdam. Esnoga is the Ladino word for synagogue. The Amsterdam Sephardic community was one of the largest and richest in Europe during the Dutch Golden Age, and their very large synagogue reflec... Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam - photo

Relevant data

Geographical coordinates: 52.35, 4.9167
Approximate population: 778,825

The oldest constructions

The highest points