Interesting facts about Amsterdam

The capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is a remarkable city in many ways. It is loved by locals, crowds of tourists are striving for it ... All this is not surprising, because the streets of Amsterdam are literally imbued with the spirit of history through and through.

Amsterdam is the largest city in the Netherlands and also the capital of the country.

Despite this, the Dutch government is located in the city of The Hague.

Amsterdam is the sixth largest European capital.

There are more than one thousand two hundred bridges in Amsterdam, that is, more than in Venice.

This city has the largest number of museums in the world.

Amsterdam is located below sea level.

The most popular transport in Amsterdam is a bicycle, there are more than a million of them here, that is, a third more than people.

There are only two wooden buildings in the whole of Amsterdam.

Representatives of more than one and a half hundred nationalities live in Amsterdam.

About four and a half million tourists visit Amsterdam annually.

Cycle paths in Amsterdam are wider than pedestrian paths.

There is no free parking in all of Amsterdam.

More than half of Amsterdam residents speak at least two foreign languages.

Two out of three residents of Amsterdam own bicycles.

There are six windmills in the city.

There are about one and a half thousand cafes in Amsterdam.

The American city of New York, being a Dutch colonial settlement, was called New Amsterdam until 1664.

Almost two and a half thousand houseboats are located on the Amsterdam canals.

The name of the city of Amsterdam comes from "Amstel Dam" - the Amstel dam, that is, the dam on the Amstel river.

There are no curtains or curtains in the windows of Amsterdam apartments.

There are no supermarkets in Amsterdam - only small shops.