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

Neighbourhoods

7+1 Districts   Stadsdelen

Amsterdam on the map    

History

a short history from 1275 to now

Essential Information

checklist (a-z) for your visit to Amsterdam

In Pictures

city impressions by theme

Tips

save money during your stay - insider tips by locals - things to avoid

Travel & Transport

public transport information and maps - airport transfer options - parking tips

Maps & Apps

download maps and apps that you need before you go

Weather

local weather and temperature

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

Why Amsterdam?

6 reasons to visit Amsterdam

Blue Amsterdam

Relaxed panorama bar with 360° view of the city

New Hotels

Amsterdam's brand new or recently renovated hotels