A report on Amsterdam

The Oude Kerk was consecrated in 1306 AD.
Amsterdam citizens celebrating the Peace of Münster, 30 January 1648. Painting by Bartholomeus van der Helst
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.
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.
People celebrating the liberation of the Netherlands at the end of World War II on 8 May 1945
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 picture of Amsterdam and North Sea Canal
Topographic map of Amsterdam
Large-scale map of the city centre of Amsterdam, including sightseeing markers,.
Nieuwendammerdijk en Buiksloterdijk, Amsterdam-Noord, winter 2010
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

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

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Municipality in the west of the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland.

Municipality in the west of the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland.

Topographic map of Haarlemmermeer, June 2015
Historic map of the Haarlemmermeer before reclamation.
Pumping Station Cruquius
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

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.


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Dutch online travel agency for lodging reservations & other travel products, and a subsidiary of Booking Holdings.

Dutch online travel agency for lodging reservations & other travel products, and a subsidiary of Booking Holdings.

Booking.com's head office in Amsterdam

It is headquartered in Amsterdam.

Stalls of the Bloemenmarkt (flower market) floating in the Singel.


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One of the canals of Amsterdam.

One of the canals of Amsterdam.

Stalls of the Bloemenmarkt (flower market) floating in the Singel.
The Ronde Lutherse Kerk ("Round Lutheran Church").
The Munttoren seen from the Singel, postcard from 1900.
The Singel Bridge at the Paleisstraat in Amsterdam, painting by Breitner, c. 1897.
A bird's eye view of Amsterdam circa 1544, encircled by the Singel (right side), woodcut by Cornelis Anthonisz.

The Singel encircled Amsterdam in the Middle Ages, serving as a moat around the city until 1585, when Amsterdam expanded beyond the Singel.

Museum building in 2004

Heineken Experience

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Museum building in 2004
Inside the Heineken Experience in 2010
Indoor bar on the top floor for ticket holders of the experience
Heineken bottles at the Heineken Experience

The Heineken Experience, located in Amsterdam, is a historic brewery and corporate visitor center for the internationally distributed Dutch pilsner, Heineken beer.

Church of Schellingwoude


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Church of Schellingwoude
The village's historical centre
Eastern part of the neighbourhood

Schellingwoude is a neighbourhood of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

De Pijp

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Albert Cuyp Market
The College Hotel

De Pijp (English: The Pipe) is a neighbourhood of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Gemeente Vervoerbedrijf

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Amsterdam Metro Network
Amsterdam Tram Network
Amsterdam Metro
Amsterdam Tram
Amsterdam Bus
Amsterdam Ferry

The Gemeente Vervoerbedrijf Amsterdam ([χəˈmɛɪntə fɛɹˈfuːɹbədɾæɪf ɑmstəɹˈdɑm])(GVB; English: Amsterdam Municipality Transportation Company) is the municipal public transport operator for Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, operating metro, tram, bus and ferry services in the metropolitan area of Amsterdam.

Natura Artis Magistra

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Artis Library
Aldabra tortoises at Artis
Camels at Artis
Artis aquarium
Crowned pigeons at Artis
There are no longer any orangutans at Artis
Crocodiles at Artis
Dreams - A rock facade in Artis
Bronze sea lion sculpture by Anthony Smith at Artis

Natura Artis Magistra (Latin for "Nature is the teacher of the arts"), commonly known just as Artis, is a zoo and botanical garden in the centre of Amsterdam.


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The initial design for the city's fourth expansion (Dutch: Vierde uitleg) by Daniël Stalpaert; Plantage is located on the left
Artis zoo
Hollandsche Schouwburg
Hotel Rembrandt on the Plantage Middenlaan
The Gebouw Plancius houses the Verzetsmuseum (Resistance Museum).

Plantage is a neighbourhood of Amsterdam, Netherlands located in its Centrum borough.

Melkweg, Amsterdam


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Melkweg, Amsterdam
Ani DiFranco during her 2007 concert

Melkweg (Dutch for "Milky Way") is a popular music venue and cultural centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands.