Amsterdam

Nov

15

2014

Amsterdam is the capital city and most populous city of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Its status as the Dutch capital is mandated by the Constitution of the Netherlands. It is situated at 52°22′N 4°54′E in north Holland. Amsterdam’s name derives from Amstelredamme, indicative of the city’s origin as a dam of the river Amstel.

Amsterdam was a small fishing village in the late 12th century, It became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age (17th century), a result of its innovative developments in trade. During that time, the city was the leading center for finance and diamonds. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the city expanded, and many new neighborhoods and suburbs were planned and built. The 17th-century canals of Amsterdam and the 19–20th century Defence Line of Amsterdam are on the UNESCO World Heritage List
Amsterdam has a population of 813,562 within the proper city, 1,112,165 in the urban region and 1,575,263 in the greater metropolitan area.
As the commercial capital of the Netherlands and one of the top financial centre in Europe, Amsterdam is considered an alpha world city by the Globalization and World Cities study group. The city is also the cultural capital of the Netherlands
The Amsterdam Stock Exchange, the oldest stock exchange in the world, is located in the city center.
Amsterdam’s main attractions, including its historic canals, the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum, Hermitage Amsterdam, Anne Frank House, Amsterdam Museum, its red-light district, and its many cannabis coffee shops draw more than 3.66 million international visitors annually.

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