This is Amsterdam

one of Europe's most popular tourist destination

In the 13th century Amsterdam used to be a fishing village. Nowadays, it is the capital of the Netherlands. The city is growing and attracting more and more residents and visitors. The economy is booming, companies and entrepreneurs settle more often in Amsterdam. Many new houses are being built and some parts of the city, like Amsterdam Noord, are developing rapidly. This has not always been the case.

Read more about the history of Amsterdam

Amsterdam Key Figures

Inhabitants

844,952

Metro: 1,498,791

16th, 17th and 18th century buildings

8,863

Houseboats

2,500

Distance from Dam Square to Schiphol Airport

15 km

Canals

165

with a total length of 120 km

Hotels

479

Bridges

2,558

Paintings of Van Gogh

207

Tours, excursions and cruises

Take a sightseeing tour of Amsterdam and learn from experts as they show you the city's best attractions and famous landmarks. Learn interesting historical and cultural facts about Amsterdam on a walking tour, a double decker bus tour, a river IJ tour, or a even a helicopter tour .

The Hippest Hotel Bars

Many new hotels are opening their doors and existing hotels renovate rapidly their hotel bar.

Blue Amsterdam

Relaxed panorama bar with 360° view of the city

Newly Opened Restaurants

Explore Amsterdam's newest restaurants that have recently opened

New Hotels

Explore Amsterdam's brand new or recently renovated hotels