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
Photochrom of Amsterdam's Dam Square at the beginning of the 20th century
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
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
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
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.
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
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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Topographic map of Purmerend (municipality), as of 2022
Population pyramid of Purmerend.
Satellite photo of the city of Purmerend. (centered)
Autumn in Purmerend - 2013
Bierkade in Purmerend
Former city hall. Now a museum.
J.J.P. Oud, 1918
Olaf Lindeberg, 2006

Purmerend is a city and municipality in the west of the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland and in the region of West Friesland.

This expansion has turned Purmerend into a commuter town; many inhabitants of Purmerend (14,200 in 2011) work, go to school or spend their leisure time in Amsterdam.


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Interior of a farm near Hilversum, a 19th-century drawing by Johannes Bosboom
St. Vitus Church (architect Pierre Cuypers, construction Karel de Bazel), in a watercolor by K.P.C. de Bazel
Dutch Topographic map of the city of Hilversum, March 2014
Joop den Uyl, 1975
Olga Fischer, 2016
Emmy Lopes Dias, 1970
Linda de Mol, 1989
Geertje Wielema, 1955
Mary Kok, 1961
Hilversum city centre
Sound and Vision (Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid)
Shopping district Noordse Bosje
Media Park, Hilversum
thumb|2020-08-19 Drone Shot Raadhuis and Media Park, Hilversum

Hilversum is a city and municipality in the province of North Holland, Netherlands.

Hilversum lies 24 km south-east of Amsterdam and 15 km north of Utrecht.


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Dutch Topographic map of Zaanstad, 2014
Jan Verkade, 1946
Adriaan Pelt, 1940s
Christiaan Eijkman
Toos Beumer, 1963
Zaanstad windmill at the beginning of the 20th century
River Zaan
Windmill Museum, Zaanstad
Zaandam, sluice
Assendelft, church: the Sint-Odulphuskerk
Westknollendam, ditch: de Tapsloot
The fort near Krommeniedijk

Zaanstad is a Dutch municipality in the province of North Holland, situated northwest of Amsterdam.


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Topographic map of Weesp, January 2016
Parts of a service from the porcelain factory of Weesp, c. 1764-1768. Rijks Museum.
Amsterdam–Rhine Canal
Portrait of Cornelis Ploos van Amstel, ca.1758

Weesp is a city, an urban area in the municipality of Amsterdam and a former municipality in the province of North Holland, Netherlands.