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 Red-Light District De Wallen or De Walletjes is the largest, and best-known, Red-Light District in Amsterdam and a major tourist attraction. It is located in the heart of the oldest part of the city (Amsterdam-Centrum), covering several blocks south of the church Oude Kerk and crossed by several canals. De Wallen co... Red-Light District - photo
markerD Kalverstraat The Kalverstraat is a busy shopping street of Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. It is named after the kalvermarkt (calves market) that was held here until the 17th century. The Kalverstraat is the most expensive shopping street in the Netherlands, with rents of 2200 euros per square meter ... Kalverstraat - photo
markerE Amsterdam Museum The Amsterdam Museum, until 2011 called the Amsterdams Historisch Museum, is a museum about the history of Amsterdam. Since 1975, it is located in the old city orphanage between Kalverstraat and Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal. The museum opened in 1926 in the Waag, a 15th-century building on Nieuwmarkt sq... Amsterdam Museum - photo
markerF Hortus Botanicus in Amsterdam Hortus Botanicus is a botanical garden in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. One of the oldest botanical gardens in the world, it is one of Amsterdam's major tourist attractions. Hortus Botanicus was founded in 1638 by the city to serve as an herb garden for doctors and apothecaries. It contains more th... Hortus Botanicus in Amsterdam - photo
markerG Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder (English: Our Lord in the Attic) is a 17th century canal house, house church, and museum in the city center of Amsterdam, Netherlands. The Catholic Church was built on the top three floors of the canal house during the 1660s. It is an important example of a schuilkerk, or ... Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder - photo
markerH Royal Palace of Amsterdam The Royal Palace of Amsterdam (originally in Dutch: Koninklijk Paleis Amsterdam or Paleis op de Dam) is one of three palaces in the Netherlands which is at the disposal of Queen Beatrix by Act of Parliament. The palace was built as city hall during the Dutch Golden Age in the seventeenth century. T... Royal Palace of Amsterdam - photo
markerI Centrale Bibliotheek in Amsterdam The Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam (Public Library Amsterdam) is a collective name for all public libraries in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The first library opened in 1919 at the Keizersgracht. As of 2007, there are 28 public libraries and 43 lending points, such as in hospitals. In 2005, OBA had 1.7 mi... Centrale Bibliotheek in Amsterdam - photo
markerJ Schreierstoren The Schreierstoren  is a medieval tower, originally part of the medieval city wall of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It was built in the 15th century. It was the location from which Henry Hudson set sail on his journey to Northern America. This expedition would lead to the discovery of the island of M... Schreierstoren - photo

Relevant data

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

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Famous architects born in the city