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Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM

The capital and largest city in the Netherlands, Amsterdam is a treasured city that conjures up many iconic images including the picturesque canal system, thousands of bicycles buzzing about the cobblestone streets, colorful tulips in bloom, Heineken beer, the home of Anne Frank as well as classic architecture and fantastic art museums. Amsterdam   is a world-class city just waiting to be discovered and enjoyed.

The city boasts a variety of charms for every type of traveler: From the art buffs to those looking to party, to anyone simply looking to enjoy the unique aesthetic and charm of this quintessential European city. The center of it all is in the district known as the Old Center where the majority of things to see and do are located, especially surrounding Dam Square. The canals and inner city of Amsterdam are actually deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to beauty, culture and history. Beyond the relatively small tourist district, which is very easily accessible on foot or bike, the outer ring of suburbs surrounding the city include the nearby Jordaan and Plantage, and the further out North, West, South and East districts.

Amsterdam

The city boasts a variety of charms for every type of traveler: From the art buffs to those looking to party, to anyone simply looking to enjoy the unique aesthetic and charm of this quintessential European city. The center of it all is in the district known as the Old Center where the majority of things to see and do are located, especially surrounding Dam Square. The canals and inner city of Amsterdam are actually deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to beauty, culture and history. Beyond the relatively small tourist district, which is very easily accessible on foot or bike, the outer ring of suburbs surrounding the city include the nearby Jordan and Plantage, and the further out North, West, South and East districts.

Amsterdam is perhaps most well known for its reputation of tolerance. Its long-standing open arms to counter culture stemming from the 1960’s are still seen today throughout the city with its many coffee shops and other tolerated practices within the Red Light District. However, Amsterdam does not fall short of having higher forms of culture to offer its visitors including great theater, art galleries, cultural museums, music festivals and their undying passion for soccer. Amsterdam is a cherished city not to be missed.

QUICK FACTS
U.S. travelers:Valid passport needed for entry
Official language: Dutch (English is widely spoken)
Official currency: Euro
Climate: The average temperature from April to October is 68° F,
with the warmest temperatures in August, and the average temperature
from November to March is 40° F, with the coolest temperatures in January

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Amsterdam