Amsterdam Tourist Information
* Where is Amsterdam located?
Amsterdam is the capital of Holland ( the Netherlands ) and is located in the southeastern part of the country on a distance of 20 kilometer of the North Sea. The Netherlands are located in the Northwestern part of Europe and is bordered in the east by Germany and in the south by Belgium.
* How many residents has Amsterdam?
In Amsterdam has a population of 802.000 people within city limits and make part of the Randstad, one of the larger conurbations in Europe with a population of more than 7 million and which consists of the cities Utrecht, The Hague, Amsterdam and everything in between.
* How old is Amsterdam?
Amsterdam's founding is from the late 10 century and was granted city rights in either 1300 or 1306. The earliest recorded use of the name Amsterdam is from a historic certificate dated 27 October 1275.
* How many canals and bridges does Amsterdam have?
There are 165 canals in Amsterdam with a total length of more than 60 miles ( 100 km ) and Amsterdam has more than 1280 bridges and many of them are from the Middle Ages.
* What is the best part of the year to visit Amsterdam?
|Winter in Amsterdam|
Of course the summer season is the most popular but it also depends what you looking for. During the winter season Amsterdam changed in another world with snow on the streets and ice on the canals with skating people, which is also a special experience.
* What is the quality of living in Amsterdam?
Amsterdam is ranked nr. 12 on a list of cities in the world in terms of quality of living.