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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Pipe Dream, Cephas Stauthamer (1965)

Frederik Hendrikbuurt

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Pipe Dream, Cephas Stauthamer (1965)
Frederik Hendrikplantsoen in the autumn

Frederik Hendrikbuurt is a neighbourhood in the West district of Amsterdam, Netherlands and is situated between the canals Singelgracht and Kostverlorenvaart.

The square with the Waag in 2020


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The square with the Waag in 2020
Nieuwmarkt in 1890

Nieuwmarkt (New Market) is a square in the centre of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

In 1867 the vegetation in the new park had yet to flourish.


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In 1867 the vegetation in the new park had yet to flourish.
The statue of Joost van den Vondel in the late 19th century
The Blauwe Theehuis in 2010
People in the park on a Sunday in September 2008
The open-air theatre in the Vondelpark
The Fish (1965), a sculpture by Pablo Picasso
Freemarket in the Vondelpark during Queen's Day

The Vondelpark is a public urban park of 47 hectares (120 acres) in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Slotervaart (neighbourhood)

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Bridge over Slotervaart canal
Apartment blocks Sloterhof
Apartment blocks, Pieter Calandlaan

Slotervaart (short for Tuinstad Slotervaart) is a neighborhood in the far western part of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Houses in IJburg nearby frozen water during winter 2010


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Houses in IJburg nearby frozen water during winter 2010
Houses in IJburg nearby frozen water during winter 2010
Map showing the constituent islands of IJburg (October 2020)
Aerial photograph of IJburg under construction (November 2004)
Houses on Steigereiland
Individual houses in IJburg
The Nescio Bridge, designed for pedestrians and bikers only
The Enneüs Heerma Bridge for cars, pedestrians, bikers and tram traffic

IJburg is a residential neighbourhood under construction in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Amsterdam Nieuw-West

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The town of Sloten was founded in the 11th century.
Algemeen Uitbreidingsplan (1935), the urban expansion plan for Nieuw-West
Plan Slotermeer, 1939
Sloterplas, Slotermeer.
Urban renewal in Osdorp.
Bluebanddorp, Slotervaart.
Parkrandgebouw, urban renewal in Geuzenveld.

Amsterdam Nieuw-West is a borough (Dutch: stadsdeel) comprising the westernmost neighbourhoods of the city of Amsterdam, Netherlands.


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Osdorp is neighbourhood of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Museum Square in 2005, with the Van Gogh Museum, a temporary Ferris wheel, and the Rijksmuseum


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Museum Square in 2005, with the Van Gogh Museum, a temporary Ferris wheel, and the Rijksmuseum
International Colonial and Export Exhibition in 1883
Demonstration against government policies in 2004
US Consulate General in Amsterdam Museumplein

The Museumplein (Museum Square) is a public space in the Museumkwartier neighbourhood of the Amsterdam-Zuid borough in Amsterdam, Netherlands.


Johan Cruyff Arena

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The Arena from outside (1996).
Former stadium logo until 2018
The Arena in Ajax's Champions League game in 2019.
British pop rock band Coldplay performing at the stadium, as part of their A Head Full of Dreams Tour, in June 2016.

The Johan Cruyff Arena (Johan Cruijff Arena ; officially stylised as Johan Cruijff ArenA) is the main stadium of the Dutch capital city of Amsterdam and the home stadium of football club AFC Ajax since its opening.

Statue of Anne Frank, by Mari Andriessen, outside the Westerkerk in Amsterdam.

History of the Jews in Amsterdam

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Statue of Anne Frank, by Mari Andriessen, outside the Westerkerk in Amsterdam.
Princess Margriet opening the Cheider with Arthur Juda Cohen
The Tuschinski Theater, founded by Polish-Jewish-Dutch businessman Abraham Icek Tuschinski
Joods Historisch Museum
Field A-7 of the Jewish Cemetery of Diemen, which can be seen from trains leaving Amsterdam from the East.
Abraham Blooteling after Jacob van Ruisdael, Begraef-plaets der Joden, buyten Amsteldam (Jewish Cemetery outside Amsterdam), 1670, etching on laid paper; sheet size: 20.8 x 27.8 cm (8 3/16 x 10 15/16 in.). National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund, 1999.64.1

Amsterdam has historically been the center of the Dutch Jewish community, and has had a continuing Jewish community for the last 370 years.