Amsterdam is the ' capital and financial, cultural and creative centre with more than 850,000 inhabitants. Amsterdam is known for the canals that criss-cross the city, its impressive architecture and more than 1,500 bridges.

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The is the medieval heart of . It is where most foreign visitors arrive and leave, and has a lot of the city's prime attractions.

is one of 's seven boroughs. It is an affluent area and a popular place among foreign visitors.

The is the famous 17th-century district surrounding the of .

is a borough of . It lies between the Amstel River in the west and the IJ in the east.


, often colloquially referred to as the Bijlmer, is a borough of .

While often overlooked by foreign visitors, locals know that the west of has a lot to offer visitors.

The is a district in the centre of .

is a leafy neighbourhood in the centre of .

is the borough of north of the IJ. It is residential district, and with about 86,000 inhabitants, it has the size of a medium-sized city.

Landmarks in the Area

The Rijksmuseum is a national museum dedicated to arts and history in . is situated 1½ km south of Amsterdam. Photo: A,Ocram, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The University of Amsterdam is a public university located in , . Photo: C messier, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The Van Gogh Museum is a Dutch art museum dedicated to the works of Vincent van Gogh and his… is situated 2 km southwest of Amsterdam. Photo: Warrox, CC BY 2.5.

The Anne Frank House is a writer's house and biographical museum dedicated to Jewish wartime diarist . Photo: Massimo Catarinella, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Localities in the Area

Amsterdam-Noord is a borough of , with a population of about 90,000. is situated 3½ km northeast of Amsterdam. Photo: Jos van Zetten, CC BY 2.0.

Amsterdam-Oost is a borough of , , established in May 2010 after a merger of the former boroughs of Zeeburg and Oost-Watergraafsmeer. is situated 3 km southeast of Amsterdam. Photo: Jan1959, CC BY 3.0.

The Zuidas is a rapidly developing business district in the city of in the . is situated 4 km south of Amsterdam. Photo: Massimo Catarinella, CC BY 3.0.

Plantage is a neighbourhood of , located in its Centrum borough. is situated 1½ km southeast of Amsterdam. Photo: Zxempire, CC BY-SA 3.0 nl.


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