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 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
markerD 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
markerE Anne Frank House The Anne Frank House located on the Prinsengracht canal in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is a museum dedicated to Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank, who hid from Nazi persecution with her family and four other people in hidden rooms at the rear of the building. As well as the preservation of the hidi... Anne Frank House - photo
markerF 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
markerG 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
markerH Bloemenmarkt The Bloemenmarkt is the world's only floating flower market. Founded in 1862, it is sited in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on Singel between Muntplein and Koningsplein in the city's southern canal belt. It includes 15  florists and garden shops as well as a range of souvenir gifts. The market is one of t... Bloemenmarkt - photo
markerI 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
markerJ Stopera The Stopera is a building complex in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, housing both the city hall of Amsterdam and the Muziektheater, the principal opera house in Amsterdam and the home of De Nederlandse Opera, Het Nationale Ballet, and the Holland Symfonia. The name "Stopera" is a portmanteau of stadhui... Stopera - photo

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

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