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

Essential Information

checklist (a-z)

History

from 1275 to now

Neighbourhoods

7+1 Districts   Stadsdelen

Amsterdam on the map    

In Pictures

city impressions - photo tour

Tips for Visitors

inside information - to avoid

Travel & Transport

public transport - airport transfers - parking tips

Nightlife

ideas for going out

Maps & Apps

Weather

Amsterdam Key Figures

Inhabitants

859,732

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

501

Bridges

2,558

Paintings of Van Gogh

207

Why Amsterdam?

6 reasons to visit Amsterdam

Canal Cruises

The Best Way to See Amsterdam is by Boat

New Hotels

Amsterdam's brand new or recently renovated hotels