Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Venice of the North

Amsterdam has a personality all its own, including a long time reputation for tolerance.

You'll be thinking of tulips and wooden shoes, perhaps Heineken beer, and some of the city's past inhabitants: Rembrandt, Van Gogh, and Anne Frank, who wrote her famous diary hidden in a canal-side house. But do you know that Amsterdam has more canals than Venice (connecting a jigsaw puzzle of 90 islands), joined by some 1,280 bridges (many illuminated by fairy lights at night)? Or that it boasts the oldest stock exchange in the world?

Dam Square

Dam Square

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Dam Square

Dam Square

Step into the heart of the city, a bustling plaza featuring important Dutch monuments.

Anne Frank House

Anne Frank House

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Anne Frank House

Anne Frank House

Honor young Anne Frank and her family in the home where they hid from Nazis.

Amsterdam, Anne Frank House & Canal Cruise

Amsterdam, Anne Frank House & Canal Cruise

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Amsterdam, Anne Frank House & Canal Cruise

Amsterdam, Anne Frank House & Canal Cruise

Explore the Anne Frank House, including her famed diary and the Secret Annex, which has remained in authentic condition. Enjoy a glass-topped boat tour through the Amsterdam canals and then a scenic drive passing highlights including the Baroque Royal Palace at Dam Square, the Nieuwe Kerk, and Weeper's Tower.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands At a glance

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  • 69.32
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Local Details:
GPS: 52°22'12.78"N 4°53'42.6"E
Size: 219.32 KM2 (84.68 MI2)
Population: 1,575,263
Density: 7,182 Pop/KM2 (2,773 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +31

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