A report on Amsterdam and North Holland

The Oude Kerk was consecrated in 1306 AD.
National Park Duinen van Texel
Amsterdam citizens celebrating the Peace of Münster, 30 January 1648. Painting by Bartholomeus van der Helst
Damrak, Amsterdam
Courtyard of the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by Emanuel de Witte, 1653. The Amsterdam Stock Exchange was the first stock exchange to introduce continuous trade in the early 17th century.
Hartekamp, Heemstede
View of Vijzelstraat looking towards the Muntplein, 1891
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Photochrom of Amsterdam's Dam Square at the beginning of the 20th century
Zandvoort
The rebuilt Magere Brug, around 1938.
Government house of North Holland province, Villa Welgelegen, in Haarlem
People celebrating the liberation of the Netherlands at the end of World War II on 8 May 1945
Broek in Waterland
The 17th-century Canals of Amsterdam were listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2010, contributing to Amsterdam's fame as the "Venice of the North". Along with De Wallen, the canals are the focal-point for tourists in the city.
Satellite image of the North Holland, Friesland and Flevoland
Satellite picture of Amsterdam and North Sea Canal
Satellite image of the south of North Holland
Topographic map of Amsterdam
Waterland
Large-scale map of the city centre of Amsterdam, including sightseeing markers,.
Map of North Holland (2019)
Nieuwendammerdijk en Buiksloterdijk, Amsterdam-Noord, winter 2010
A Highland in Zuid-Kennemerland National Park
The Westerkerk in the Centrum borough, one of Amsterdam's best-known churches
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A 1538 painting by Cornelis Anthonisz showing a bird's-eye view of Amsterdam. The famous Grachtengordel had not yet been established.
Rokin – November 1977
Herengracht
Prinsengracht
The Egelantiersgracht lies west of the Grachtengordel, in the Jordaan neighbourhood.
The Scheepvaarthuis, by architects Johan van der Mey, Michel de Klerk, Piet Kramer is characteristic of the architecture of the Amsterdam School.
The Begijnhof is one of the oldest hofjes in Amsterdam.
The Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam and Conservatorium van Amsterdam, two examples of 21st-century architecture in the centre of the city
The Amsterdam Stock Exchange, the oldest stock exchange in the world
The Zuidas, the city's main business district
Boats give tours of the city, such as this one in front of the EYE Film Institute Netherlands.
Spiegelgracht
De Wallen, Amsterdam's Red-light district, offers activities such as legal prostitution and a number of coffee shops that sell cannabis. It is one of the main tourist attractions.
An Amsterdammer waits for a traffic light to change at the Muntplein in the heart of Amsterdam.
The Rijksmuseum houses Rembrandt's The Night Watch.
The Van Gogh Museum houses the world's largest collection of Van Gogh's paintings and letters.
The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is an international museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art and design.
Rembrandt monument on Rembrandtplein
Coldplay performing at the Amsterdam Arena, 2016
The Concertgebouw or Royal Concert Hall houses performances of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and other musical events.
Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam's best-known theatre
One of the decorated boats participating in the 2013 Canal Parade of the Amsterdam Gay Pride
AFC Ajax player Johan Cruyff, 1967
Femke Halsema has been the Mayor of Amsterdam since 2018.
Boroughs of Amsterdam
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Police headquarters of Amsterdam
King Willem-Alexander, Princess Beatrix, and Queen Máxima greeting Amsterdammers from the Royal Palace of Amsterdam during Willem-Alexanders inauguration in 2013
A tram crossing the Keizersgracht
The Amsterdam Metro is a mixed subway and above ground rapid transit system consisting of five lines.
Amsterdam Centraal station, the city's main train station
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol ranks as Europe's third-busiest airport for passenger traffic.
Police bicyclist crossing a bridge over the Prinsengracht
Bicyclist at Amsterdam
The Agnietenkapel Gate at the University of Amsterdam, founded in 1632 as the Athenaeum Illustre

Found within the Dutch province of North Holland, Amsterdam is colloquially referred to as the "Venice of the North", due to the large number of canals which form a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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161,265). The province's largest city and also the largest city in the Netherlands is the Dutch capital Amsterdam, with a population of 862,965 as of November 2019.

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Haarlem

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City and municipality in the Netherlands.

City and municipality in the Netherlands.

A topographic map of Haarlem.
The City Hall on the Grote Markt, built in the 14th century, replacing the Count's castle, after this had burnt down partially. The remainders were given to the city.
A sketch of the siege of Haarlem seen from the North, with Het Dolhuys on the right, and the river Spaarne on the left
A map of Haarlem around 1550. The city is completely surrounded by a city wall and defensive moat. In the North (top), at a fork in the road, the complex known as Het Dolhuys can be seen. In the south-west corner on the lower left, the city bleaching grounds can be seen. Notice the near-square shape of the city: this was based on the ancient plan of Jerusalem.
A map of Haarlem after the fire in 1578 by Thomas Thomasz. The damage across the city can still be seen two years later.
The legend of the Haarlem shield, painting (c. 1630) by Pieter de Grebber in the City Hall
A map of Haarlem in 1646, before Salomon de Bray's ambitious northwards expansion plan was executed. North is to the left. The Houtmarkt has been built in the north east, and the Haarlemmerport is visible, as well as the Old Men's Almshouse, which nowadays houses the Frans Hals Museum.
The Amsterdamse Poort, former gateway to the city from Amsterdam, is one of the few visible traces left of the old city wall.
Grote Markt of Haarlem, c. 1670–90, by Cornelis Beelt
The Grote Markt in 1696, painting by Gerrit Adriaensz. Berckheyde
Many government-owned buildings are national heritage sites, such as the local police headquarters located on the Koudenhorn 2. Originally built as the Dutch Reformed "Diaconie" (poor house and orphanage) in 1768, it was built to house up to 900 people, indicating the extent of the economic crisis in Haarlem that had resulted from losing shipping power to Amsterdam.
Windmill De Adriaan
A map of Haarlem in 1827. The city walls have been torn down to use as building materials for city expansion.
The Haarlemmerhout in Haarlem is the oldest park designed for public access in the Netherlands. It is said that Napoleon's army carved their initials in these trees.
The Villa Welgelegen, built in the 18th century, is the current government house of the province of North Holland.
A typesetter at the Joh. Enschedé printing shop (was located behind the St. Bavochurch) in 1884, by the American artist Charles Frederic Ulrich.
Cotton mills in Haarlem in the 19th century
A replica of the Arend, one of two locomotives built by R. B. Longridge and Company for the Haarlem-Amsterdam railway line in the 1830s.
This Gaper is located on the front of "Van der Pigge", a chemist's that declined to move for Vroom & Dreesmann's new department store in 1932.
"Man in front of a firing squad", memorial by Mari Andriessen to commemorate 15 innocent victims chosen at random who were shot there by German occupational forces on 7 March 1945, Dreef, Haarlem
Pipe organ at Haarlem's Sint-Bavokerk. Mozart once played this organ.
Saint Bavo saves Haarlem from the Kennemers. Dated 1673 but showing legend from 1274. In the background the Sint-Bavokerk (Grote Kerk) can be seen.
Cathedral of Saint Bavo
Teylers Museum in Haarlem
Stadsschouwburg, theater on the Wilsonplein
Patronaat pop music hall
Haarlem Baseball Week 2006 at the Pim Mulier Stadium
View of Haarlem with Bleaching Fields by Jacob van Ruisdael (c. undefined 1665)
River Spaarne through Haarlem
The Street of Donkere Spaarne near Spaarne River
Kleine Houtstraat street in summer
Lange Brug (Long Bridge), in popular speech also known as "de verfroller" ("the paint roller").
Haarlem railway station, built in 1906, one of the oldest train stations in the Netherlands. It replaced the original station at the Oude Weg dating from 1839, which was one of the first two stations in the Netherlands as part of the oldest Dutch railway line between Amsterdam and Haarlem.
Street in Haarlem
Satellite image of Haarlem

It is the capital of the province of North Holland.

It is situated about 20 km west of Amsterdam and near the coastal dunes.

Amstelveen

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Map of Nieuwer-Amstel, 1865–1870
Topographic map of Amstelveen, September 2014
KLM
KPMG head office
Downtown Amstelveen
Line 25 tram leaving the Amstelveen Poortwachter stop
Jan Peter Balkenende, 2006
Jan Cornelis Hofman, self portrait, 1929
Famke Janssen, 2013
Jolanda de Rover, 1981
Robbert Schilder, 2008
Koningsdag
Brandweer, Amstelveen
Paulus Kerk
Boathouse Bosbaan

Amstelveen is a municipality in the province of North Holland, Netherlands with a population of 89,918 It is a suburban part of the Amsterdam metropolitan area.

The name Amstelveen comes from the Amstel, a local river (as does the name Amsterdam) and veen, meaning fen, peat, or moor.

Haarlemmermeer

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Topographic map of Haarlemmermeer, June 2015
Historic map of the Haarlemmermeer before reclamation.
Pumping Station Cruquius
Lijnden
Cruquiusmuseum entrance, taken from Cruquiusmuseum park
TransPort Building - Houses the head offices of Martinair and Transavia.com
Calatrava bridge - Cittern
Schiphol Airport
Boardroom of the local government in Hoofddorp
Hendrik Colijn, 1925
Tineke Netelenbos, 2015
Fanny Blankers-Koen, 1988

Haarlemmermeer is a municipality in the west of the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland.

But it was not until a furious hurricane in November 1836 drove the waters as far as the gates of Amsterdam, and another on Christmas Day sent them in the opposite direction to submerge the streets of Leiden, that the mind of the nation was seriously turned to the matter.

Netherlands

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Country located in Northwestern Europe with overseas territories in the Caribbean.

Country located in Northwestern Europe with overseas territories in the Caribbean.

The name of the historic County of Holland is currently used as a pars pro toto for the Netherlands.
Oak figurine found in Willemstad (4500 BC)
The Rhine frontier around 70 AD
Franks, Frisians and Saxons (710s AD) with Traiecturm and Dorestad in the middle
Frankish expansion (481 to 870 AD)
Rorik of Dorestad, Viking ruler of Friesland (romantic 1912 depiction)
A Medieval Tombe of the Brabantian knight Arnold van der Sluijs
Map of the Habsburg dominions. From 1556 the dynasty's lands in the Low Countries were retained by the Spanish Habsburgs.
The Spanish Fury at Maastricht, 1579
Dutch East India Company factory in Hugli-Chuchura, Mughal Bengal by Hendrik van Schuylenburgh, 1665
Winter landscape with skaters near the city of Kampen by Hendrick Avercamp (1620s)
Amsterdam's Dam Square in 1656
Map of the Dutch colonial empire. Light green: territories administered by or originating from territories administered by the Dutch East India Company; dark green: the Dutch West India Company. In yellow are the territories occupied later, during the 19th century.
The submission of Diponegoro to General De Kock at the end of the Java War in 1830. Painting by Nicolaas Pieneman
Rotterdam after German air raids in 1940
Former Prime Ministers Wim Kok, Dries van Agt, Piet de Jong, Ruud Lubbers and Jan Peter Balkenende with Prime Minister Mark Rutte, in 2011
Relief map of the European Netherlands
The Christmas flood of 1717 was the result of a northwesterly storm that resulted in the death of thousands.
Map illustrating areas of the Netherlands below sea level
A polder at 5.53 metres below sea level
The Delta Works are located in the provinces of South Holland and Zeeland.
Common seals on Terschelling, a Wadden Sea island
Underwater life of Klein Bonaire
The Binnenhof, where the lower and upper houses of the States General meet
De Wallen, Amsterdam's red-light district, offers activities such as legal prostitution and a number of coffeeshops that sell marijuana, symbolising the Dutch political culture and tradition of tolerance.
The Netherlands has a culture of respectful and friendly debate. From left to right, members of the House of Representatives Sander de Rouwe (CDA), Ineke van Gent (GL), Han ten Broeke (VVD), Kees Verhoeven (D66) and Farshad Bashir (SP), 2010
Provinces and territories of the Netherlands
The Peace Palace (Vredespaleis), in The Hague
General Onno Eichelsheim is the current Chief of Defence.
Zr. Ms. Holland, a Royal Netherlands Navy offshore patrol vessel
Historical GDP per capita development (Our World in Data)
A proportional representation of Netherlands exports, 2019
The Netherlands is part of a monetary union, the Eurozone (dark blue), and the EU single market.
Natural gas concessions in the Netherlands. Today the Netherlands accounts for more than 25% of all natural gas reserves in the EU.
The Groningen gas field whose discovery in 1959 transformed the Dutch economy, generating €159 billion in revenue since the mid-1970s.
Cows near the city of Arnhem
Population of the Netherlands from 1900 to 2000
Population pyramid of the Netherlands in 2017
In Rotterdam almost half the population has an immigrant background.
Population density in the Netherlands by municipality. The largest urban area, the Randstad is clearly visible along the west coast.
Knowledge of foreign languages in the Netherlands, in per cent of the population over the age of 15, in 2006
An international primary school in The Hague
View on the Utrecht Science Park of Utrecht University. The building in the centre is the library.
Portrait of Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632–1723), known as "the father of microbiology"
A public hospital in Amersfoort
A1 motorway, in Gelderland
A regional train operated by Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS)
Bike passage at Rotterdam Centraal station
Some symbols and icons of Dutch culture
Carnival in North Brabant and Limburg
Dutch people in orange celebrating King's Day in Amsterdam, 2017
Pop singer Anouk in 2013
Johan Cruyff Arena, the largest Dutch concert venue
Dutch star football players Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie during a game with the Netherlands against Denmark at Euro 2012
New Amsterdam as it appeared in 1664. Under British rule it became known as New York.
Eustachius De Lannoy of the Dutch East India Company surrenders to Maharaja Marthanda Varma of the Indian Kingdom of Travancore after the Battle of Colachel. (Depiction at Padmanabhapuram Palace)
A Dutch doctor vaccinating Indonesian patients

The four largest cities in the Netherlands are Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht.

Holland can also refer to a region within the Netherlands that consists of North and South Holland.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

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Main international airport of the Netherlands.

Main international airport of the Netherlands.

A Ford being used to power a winch for towing gliders at Schiphol in 1933
The air traffic control tower at Schiphol in 1960
Airplanes and service vehicles on the apron in 1965
Map showing the six runways of Schiphol
The main entry of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
Check-in hall interior at the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
KLM Cargo Boeing 747-400ERF on the Taxiway Bridge crossing the Highway A4 E19.
Schiphol Tower
All the airport's 6 runways viewed from an aeroplane taking off at dawn.
Schiphol Group offices
The Convair Building, which houses KLM Cityhopper and KLM offices, and the original Schiphol control tower
The construction of the tunnel and railway station in 1992
The crash site of El Al Flight 1862 in 1992
The crash site of Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 on 25 February 2009
Queues to the security control in June 2022

It is located 9 km southwest of Amsterdam, in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer in the province of North Holland.

Amstel

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Map of the river Amstel from ca. 1575
Amstel near Nes aan de Amstel, between Uithoorn and Amstelveen
Amstel near the Rembrandt Tower in Amsterdam
17th-century drawing of the river Amstel by Rembrandt

The Amstel is a river in the province of North Holland in the Netherlands.

It flows from the Aarkanaal and Drecht in Nieuwveen northwards, passing Uithoorn, Amstelveen, and Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, to the IJ in Amsterdam.

The County of Holland around 1350.

County of Holland

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State of the Holy Roman Empire and from 1433 part of the Burgundian Netherlands, from 1482 part of the Habsburg Netherlands and from 1581 onward the leading province of the Dutch Republic, of which it remained a part until the Batavian Revolution in 1795.

State of the Holy Roman Empire and from 1433 part of the Burgundian Netherlands, from 1482 part of the Habsburg Netherlands and from 1581 onward the leading province of the Dutch Republic, of which it remained a part until the Batavian Revolution in 1795.

The County of Holland around 1350.
Rorik of Dorestad in a 1912 illustration by Hermanus Willem Koekkoek
The County of Holland around 1350.
Dirk VI, Count of Holland, 1114–1157, and his mother Petronella visiting the work on the Egmond Abbey, Charles Rochussen, 1881.
Count Willem II of Holland Granting Privileges by Caesar van Everdingen and Pieter Post, 1654.
The County of Holland in the 15th century
A 1558 map of Holland.
The Relief of Leiden by the Geuzen in 1574, by Otto van Veen.
Dam Square with the New Town Hall under Construction, by Johannes Lingelbach, 1656.

The territory of the County of Holland corresponds roughly with the current provinces of North Holland and South Holland in the Netherlands.

The largest cities in the republic were situated in the province of Holland, such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Leiden, Alkmaar, Delft, Dordrecht, Haarlem, and the nation's capital, The Hague.

Aalsmeer

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Aalsmeer in 1866.
Topographic map of Aalsmeer, June 2015
Aalsmeer Town Hall
Flower Auction Aalsmeer.
The Water Tower of Aalsmeer was completed in 1928 in an Art Deco style.
Windmill: stellingmolen De Leeuw
Peter R. de Vries, 1995

Aalsmeer is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland.

The town is located 13 km (8 mi) southwest of Amsterdam.

The IJ in 2017

IJ (Amsterdam)

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The IJ in 2017
Oranjesluizen in 2007
Map of 1681 showing on the right the extent of the IJ Bay prior to reclamation. Note the map is oriented so that west is at the top.
The IJ on the painting The Return to Amsterdam of the Second Expedition to the East Indies (1599) by Hendrick Cornelisz Vroom
Parade of ships on the IJ during SAIL Amsterdam in 2015

The IJ (sometimes shown on old maps as Y or Ye) is a body of water, formerly a bay, in the Dutch province of North Holland.

It is known for being Amsterdam's waterfront.

Map of Amstelland

Amstelland

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Map of Amstelland
1681 map of "Rhenolandia, Amstelandia". Amstelland is roughly the area on the lower centre part of the map.
Aerial view of northern part of Amstelland, including the wedge-shaped green area jutting into Amsterdam
1898 map of Amstelland
The Magere Brug in Amsterdam
The Amstel and Amstelland as seen from the Utrechtsbrug just south of Amsterdam
Nes aan de Amstel
Amstelland countryside near Nes aan de Amstel
Street scene in Amstelveen
De Zwaan windmill, near Ouderkerk aan de Amstel
Thamerkerk in Uithoorn
River Amstel south of Uithoorn

Amstelland is the area along the river Amstel in the Netherlands, beginning in South Holland and running north towards Amsterdam in southern North Holland.