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 Dam Square Dam Square, or simply the Dam (Dutch: de Dam), is a town square in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. Its notable buildings and frequent events make it one of the most well-known and important locations in the city. Dam Square lies in the historical center of Amsterdam, approximately 750 me... Dam Square - photo
markerD Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam The Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) is a 15th-century church in Amsterdam, located on Dam Square, next to the Royal Palace. The Southern Baptist gave the city of Amsterdam permission to use a second the parish church in 1408 because the Oude Kerk (Old Church) had grown too small for the growing population... Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam - photo
markerE EYE Film Institute Netherlands EYE Film Institute Netherlands is a film museum located in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. It includes a cinematography museum formerly called Filmmuseum, founded in 1952. Its predecessor was the Dutch Historic Film Archive, founded in 1946. The museum was situated in the Vondelparkpaviljoen since 19... EYE Film Institute Netherlands - photo
markerF Blauwe Theehuis The Blauwe Theehuis (Blue Tea House) is a 1930s Modernist pavilion in the Vondelpark in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It is a ring-shaped building, somewhat reminiscent of a flying saucer. Originally a tea house, it is now in use as a café and restaurant, surrounded by outside seating. The Blauwe The... Blauwe Theehuis - photo
markerG Amsterdams Lyceum The Amsterdams Lyceum is a Dutch secondary school combining a gymasium and Atheneum. It was established in 1917. The Amsterdams Lyceum has around 1000 students, most of whom are from Amsterdam, but increasing numbers from outer municipalities like Amstelveen, Zaandam, Landsmeer and Monnickendam fin... Amsterdams Lyceum - photo
markerH Joods Historisch Museum The Joods Historisch Museum (Jewish Historical Museum) is a museum in Amsterdam dedicated to Jewish history, culture and religion, in the Netherlands and worldwide. It is the only museum in the Netherlands dedicated to Jewish history. A seven-year renovation of the museum was recently completed in ... Joods Historisch Museum - photo
markerI Artis Artis, short for Natura Artis Magistra (Latin for "Nature is the teacher of art"), is a zoo in the centre of Amsterdam. It is the oldest zoo in the Netherlands. In addition to the zoo, Artis has an aquarium, a planetarium, a geological museum, and a zoological museum. The zoo was founded in 1838 b... Artis - photo
markerJ Academie van Bouwkunst in Amsterdam The Academie van Bouwkunst in Amsterdam (in English, Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam) is a college for architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture, which was founded in 1908 by the architectural society of the city (Architectura et Amicitia). It is now part of the Amsterdam School ... Academie van Bouwkunst in Amsterdam - photo

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

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