Beautiful Amsterdam is filled with bridges and facades of 17th century buildings, Amsterdam’s canal rings are incredibly charming. Discover the historic buildings, fine art museums, The Red Light District and Dam Square with the Royal Palace.
Amsterdam is a very pedestrian city that is best seen by foot, or on bicycles, which is the most used method of transportation in the Netherlands.
Amsterdam lies up to 5.5m (18 ft.) below mean sealevel.
The city's solid, timeless buildings stand, and its 760,000 inhabitants live, where waves should by all rights be lapping. If the sea-dikes should ever go down, most of the city would vanish beneath the waves. Vondelpark would become a lake, the Metro would be truly drowned, and the trams would float away. If you happened to be standing on top of Oude Kerk's tower, however, you wouldn't even get your feet wet. Don't get too worried. The dikes are built to repel almost everything the North Sea can throw at them. Only a 1-in-10,000-years super storm could take them down (famous last words?). And because of climate-change concerns, the government plans to raise that safety margin to 1 in 100,000 years.
Amsterdam has as its own culture and vision that many Dutch see the city as a tourist destination more than a place that resembles their own environment. This is mainly due to the presence of tens of thousands of tourists in the city.
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