Amsterdam is the capital and also the country's largest city, with a population of more than 851,000, and the most visited, with over 3,5 million foreign visitors a year. Amsterdam is colloquially referred to as the "Venice of the North", attributed by the large number of canals which form a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Amsterdam, probably the most planned city of northern Europe, has long been a well-known city. It is known for its historical attractions, for its collections of great art, and for the distinctive colour and flavour of its old sections, which have been so well preserved.
It is easy to describe Amsterdam, which is more than 700 years old, as a living museum of a bygone age and to praise the eternal beauty of the centuries-old canals, the ancient patrician houses, and the atmosphere of freedom and tolerance, but the modern city is still working out solutions to the pressing urban problems that confront it.
Amsterdam is a very popular location for international business, mainly because of its combination of accessibility, cultural richness, cosmopolitan character, and a human scale that results from the absence of high-rise buildings and multilane highways. The Amsterdam Stock Exchange is considered the oldest "modern" securities market stock exchange in the world.
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Attractions & Landmarks
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum