A report on Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp and Netherlands
Amsterdam (, , , lit. The Dam on the River Amstel) is the capital and most populous city of the Netherlands; with a population of 907,976 within the city proper, 1,558,755 in the urban area and 2,480,394 in the metropolitan area.- Amsterdam
Rotterdam (, , , lit. The Dam on the River Rotte) is the second largest city and municipality in the Netherlands.- Rotterdam
It is about 40 km north of Brussels, and about 15 km south of the Dutch border.- Antwerp
The four largest cities in the Netherlands are Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht.- Netherlands
Amsterdam replaced Antwerp as the major trading center for the region.- Antwerp
In practice, this meant that Bruges and Antwerp became quasi-independent republics in their own right and would later develop into some of the most important cities and ports in Europe.- Netherlands
In contrast to those other metropolises, Amsterdam was also surrounded by large towns such as Leiden (about 67,000), Rotterdam (45,000), Haarlem (38,000) and Utrecht (30,000).- Amsterdam
There is a healthy competition with Amsterdam, which is often viewed as the cultural capital of the Netherlands.- Rotterdam
Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 1940- Antwerp
A16 (Ring East): Rotterdam – Breda (- Antwerp – Paris)- Rotterdam
In 1920, Amsterdam assisted in hosting some of the sailing events for the Summer Olympics held in neighbouring Antwerp, Belgium by hosting events at Buiten IJ.- Amsterdam
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The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean between Great Britain, Norway, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and France.
Major ports are located along its coasts: Rotterdam, the busiest port in Europe and the fourth busiest port in the world by tonnage, Antwerp (was 16th) and Hamburg (was 27th), Bremen/Bremerhaven and Felixstowe, both in the top 30 busiest container seaports, as well as the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge, Europe's leading ro-ro port.
The North Sea Canal connects Amsterdam with the North Sea.