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.

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Amsterdam–Rhine Canal

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Utrecht, the Demkaspoorbrug across the canal
Utrecht, the Meernbrug across the canal
Utrecht, the Prins Clausbrug across the canal
The canal near Rijswijk, Gelderland
The canal near Tiel

The Amsterdam–Rhine Canal (Dutch: Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal) is a canal in the Netherlands that was built to connect the port and capital city of Amsterdam to the main shipping artery of the Rhine.


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Map of Bijlmer-Centrum
Bijlmermeer, masterplan 1965 (Siegfried Nassuth)
High-rise buildings in the Bijlmermeer. Red are flats still standing, while gray is demolished. The plane icon marks the location of the El Al Flight 1862 crash.
The Groeneveen and Klein-Kruitberg complexes after the crash of El Al Flight 1862
View from Gooioord, Bijlmer with the Amsterdam Arena in the distance
Statue of Martin Luther King Jr. by artist Arico Caravan, placed next to the statue of Anton de Kom as an artistic intervention

The Bijlmermeer, or colloquially Bijlmer , is one of the neighbourhoods that form the Amsterdam-Zuidoost borough (Dutch: stadsdeel) of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The Westerkerk in 2015


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The Westerkerk in 2015
Fantasy ornaments on roof top of Westerkerk
Duyschot Organ Westerkerk Amsterdam
Left inside Panel of the Main organ with King David dancing in front of the Ark of the Covenant'. Made by Gerard de Lairesse in 1686
Inside of the right panel of the main organ 'The queen of Sheba is visiting King Solomon'
Choir Organ Westerkerk Amsterdam
Not realized part from Westertoren, designed by Hendrick de Keyser
Remembrance stone copied from The Night Watch.
Princess Beatrix and Claus van Amsberg
Interior of the Westerkerk
The grisailles on the closed 'rugwerk'

The Westerkerk (Western Church) is a Reformed church within Dutch Protestant Calvinism in central Amsterdam, Netherlands.


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The Concertgebouw in the Museumkwartier.
Zuidas business district.
Minervaplein, Apollobuurt.
Gerard Doustraat, Oude Pijp.

Amsterdam-Zuid (Amsterdam South) is a borough (stadsdeel) of Amsterdam, Netherlands.


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City and municipality in the west of the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland and in the region of West Friesland.

City and municipality in the west of the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland and in the region of West Friesland.

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

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.

The greenhouse in 2019

Hortus Botanicus (Amsterdam)

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The greenhouse in 2019
One of the tokens medics had to use to gain access to the garden in the eighteenth century.
Persian ironwood tree (Parottia persica) at the Hortus Botanicus
A flowering Victoria in the Hortus Botanicus
A rare kind of transparent butterfly inside a greenhouse at the Hortus Botanicus (Amsterdam)
Wood-shaped mermaids floating on water
Stone statue
Butterfly cocoons
Trunk of the  Catalpa bignonioides  (detail).
Trunk of the  Platanus hispanica (detail).
Bridge 233, Dr. D.M. Sluyspad over the Nieuwe Herengracht

Hortus Botanicus is a botanical garden in the Plantage district of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Nemo's building was designed by Renzo Piano

NEMO (museum)

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Nemo's building was designed by Renzo Piano
Set-up of the 'chain reaction' on the first floor of the museum.
Exhibition about animal brains on the fourth floor of the museum.

NEMO Science Museum (from latin Nobody) is a science centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Entrance of the Hermitage Amsterdam.

Hermitage Amsterdam

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Entrance of the Hermitage Amsterdam.
A 1693 etching of the Amstelhof, showing the building out of proportions.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Queen Beatrix at the official opening of Hermitage Amsterdam on 20 June 2009.
Katja, 1983 statue of a nude woman by sculptor Eddy Roos in the garden of Hermitage Amsterdam

Hermitage Amsterdam is a branch museum of the Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg, Russia, located on the banks of the Amstel river in Amsterdam.

De Wallen, Amsterdam's red-light district, offered activities such as legal prostitution and a number of coffee shops that sell cannabis. It was one of the main tourist attractions.

De Wallen

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De Wallen, Amsterdam's red-light district, offered activities such as legal prostitution and a number of coffee shops that sell cannabis. It was one of the main tourist attractions.
Sex theater in De Wallen
Glass doors to rooms rented by prostitutes at De Wallen. The red lights indicate cisgender women sex workers, while those with blue lights indicate trans women sex workers.
A street in De Wallen at night, with window prostitutes and shops.
De Wallen by night.
Bronze relief in the cobblestones near the Oude Kerk. Created and installed by artist Rob Hodgson.
De Wallen, the red-light district in Amsterdam.
Prostitution behind the Oude Kerk.
Prostitution windows near the Oude Kerk.
Locals and tourists visiting De Wallen.
Sex worker at a door
Bronze statue Belle in front of the Oude Kerk by Els Rijerse. The inscription reads "Respect sex workers all over the world."
Sex theater in Amsterdam's De Wallen (Red-light district).
Man negotiating with a sex worker.
Street post and erotic advertising.

De Wallen or De Walletjes is the largest and best known red-light district in Amsterdam.

Coffeeshop in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Coffeeshop (Netherlands)

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Tolerated by the local authorities.

Tolerated by the local authorities.

Coffeeshop in Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Grasshopper is a former cannabis coffeeshop in the city center of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Coffeeshop license.
Exterior wall of a coffeeshop in the Dutch city of Groningen. Depicted are Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Beatrix, Hu Jintao, Dmitry Medvedev, Barack Obama, Angela Merkel and Silvio Berlusconi.
Interior of a coffeeshop in Maastricht.
A coffeeshop in Utrecht
A bong in a coffeeshop in Amsterdam

The ban is not enforced in the city of Amsterdam and most other parts of the Netherlands.