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06 Amsterdam

I Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the capital and largest city of the Netherlands, located in the province of North Holland in the west of the country. The city, which had a population (including suburbs) of 1.36 million on 1 January 2008, comprises the northern part of the Randstad, the sixth-largest metropolitan area in Europe, with a population of around 6.7 million.

The city is the financial and cultural capital of the Netherlands. Many large Dutch institutions have their headquarters there, and 7 of the world’s top 500 companies, including Philips and ING, are based in the city. The Amsterdam Stock Exchange, the oldest stock exchange in the world is located in the city centre. Amsterdam’s main attractions, including its historic canals, the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, Hermitage Amsterdam, Anne Frank House, its red-light district, and its many cannabis coffee shops draw more than 3.66 million international visitors annually.

Amsterdam.info
Map of Amsterdam
Iamsterdam.com

* Amsterdam Tulip Museum
* Diamond Museum
* Heineken Pilsener (Wikipedia)
* Madame Tussauds Museum
* Sex museum
* Torture Museum
* Van Gogh Museum

Trip and photos by Tuomas Ylä-Kauttu (September 2009), composition Antero Ylä-Kauttu.
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