Welcome to Amsterdam

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With its characteristic canals (UNESCO World Heritage) surrounded by narrow, low and crooked 17th-century houses, Amsterdam is, without a doubt, one of the most charming capital cities in Europe. With a rich cultural life and a wide range of entertainment, Amsterdam is a full-scale city which has managed to retain its small-town feel. Amsterdam is also a real treat for art-lovers. Amsterdam is home to over 50 museums, many of them famous across the globe. Highlights include the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum. For the visitors who have already seen the beautiful canals pioneered the Jordaan and got the hang of our never-ending nightlife..there is plenty more to experience and explore. The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area offers a great variety of surprising and unusual attractions and landscapes.

Facts

Population 800.000
Currency Euro, 1€ = 100 cents
Website www.iamsterdam.com
Newspapers Volkskrant
De Telegraaf
Het Parool
NRC Handelsblad
AD
Emergency numbers 112
Tourist information Visitor Information Centre Schiphol Airport (Holland Tourist Information)
Schiphol Airport, Arrivals 2 at Schiphol Plaza
Mo -Su: 07:00 - 22:00 hour

Visitor Information Centre Central Station
Noord-Zuid Hollands Koffiehuis, Stationsplein 10 (across from Central Station)
Mo -Sa : 09:00 - 17:00 hour Su: 10:00 - 17:00