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Tourism Amsterdam has a broad spectrum of recreational and cultural sights that range from fascinating old buildings, like the Oude Kerk, to oddities such as the Hash Marihuana Museum.
Museums are the main tourist attraction in Amsterdam. Everyone knows the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum, but there is much, much more. Amsterdam has over fifty museums which attract many millions of visitors every year. Read more about the museums in Amsterdam. The following sites and monuments should also be of interest and are an essential part of the Amsterdam experience.
Cultura Amsterdam Culture
Amsterdam with it's vibrant and varied cultural scene has over the last few decades blossomed, thanks to a renewed interest in Dutch culture and lifestyle and everything Dutch.
Amsterdam is a musical city, offering a range of musical styles from street performers and carillons to the more highbrow midday and evening performances in the Concertgebouw (Concert Hall), Concertgebouwplein. for information; visit www. concertgebouw. nl), which is noted for its superb acoustics. On most summer evenings, it is possible for punters to attend an organ concert or a recital of Baroque chamber music in one of Amsterdam’s magnificent old churches, such as Oude Kerk and Nieuwe Kerk.
Shopping Amsterdam is the city of antiques, books, diamonds, and curiosities. In general, shop-opening hours are 1-6pm on Mondays and 9/10am-6pm Tuesday to Friday. Most have late night shopping on Thursday until 9pm, and close earlier on Saturdays, at 5pm. Some supermarkets, like Albert Heijn stay open until 8 or 10 pm. On Sundays, you can shop in the city center, Kalverstraat, Damrak, Leidsestraat, and near the Noorderkerk.
Kalverstraat live web cam.
Since many roads in the center are closed to cars, it makes for pleasant shopping. You will still find busses, trams, taxis and bicycles though, so watch you step. There are several “shopping corridors” in the city and each one has it’s own charms and specialties.
Cost Train to and from Airport Euro 3. 60
Pack of 20 cigarettes €4
One-litre bottle of mineral water: €2. 50 (Cheaper in Supermarkets)
33cl bottle of beer: €1. 50 (Cheaper in supermarkets)
Financial Times newspaper: €5
Times newspaper €3
City-centre tram / bus ticket: €1. 60 (1 zone)
Adult football Ajax ticket: €25
Three-course meal with wine or beer: From €50
A one bedroom apartment in the city centre €200. 000 upwards or an entire canal house comprising six entire floors €700. 000 upwards
Sights Visitors arriving at Central Station usually drop their jaws at the sight of the multi-story 'bicycle flat', a parking structure used by thousands daily and the subject of many a photograph. From there, head south toward the always lively Dam Square, flanked by the Royal Palace and the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) to the west and the National Monument, commemorating the victims of World War II, to the east.
Follow the bustling shopper's-haven Kalverstraat to the Spui, home to weekly book and art markets. Find the alley that leads to the Begijnhof, a peaceful hidden courtyard edged with charming homes of single women who pledge their time for religious service. There’s also a tiny chapel worth visiting.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Monday 24, June

From wikipedia about Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the largest city and the capital of the Netherlands. The current position of Amsterdam as capital city of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is governed by the constitution of 24 August 1815 and its successors. Amsterdam has a population of 783, 364 within city limits, an urban population of 1, 209, 419 and a metropolitan population of 2, 158, 592. The city is in the province of North Holland in the west of the country. It comprises the northern part of the Randstad, one of the larger conurbations in Europe, with a population of approximately 7 million.

Its name is derived from Amstelredamme, Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition, Vol 1, p896-898. indicative of the city's origin: a dam in the river Amstel. Settled as a small fishing village in the late 12th century, Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age, a result of its innovative developments in trade. During that time, the city was the leading center for finance and diamonds., and many new neighbourhoods and suburbs were formed.
The 17th-century canals of Amsterdam (in Dutch: 'Grachtengordel'), located in the heart of Amsterdam, were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in July 2010.

The city is the financial and cultural capital of the Netherlands. After Athens in 1888 and Florence in 1986, Amsterdam was in 1986 chosen as the European Capital of Culture, confirming its eminent position in Europe and the Netherlands. See Largest Companies – Dutch rankings. In 2010, Amsterdam was ranked 13th globally on quality of living by Mercer, and previously ranked 3rd in innovation by 2thinknow in the Innovation Cities Index 2009.

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, 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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