VENUE & HOSPITALITY
Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. It has a population of about 851,373 within the city proper, and 1,351,587 in the urban area and 2,410,960 in the Amsterdam metropolitan area.
There are two universities in Amsterdam and over 200 primary schools in Amsterdam. The biggest high school in Amsterdam is the Montessori Lyceum Amsterdam. Many schools, are based on religion. with the influx of Muslim immigrants there is a rise in Islamic schools number. Jewish schools can be found in southern suburbs of the Amsterdam.
The metropolitan area comprises much of the northern part of the Randstad, one of the larger conurbations in Europe, with a population of approximately 7 million. Amsterdam’s the name derives from Amstelredamme the city’s origin as a dam of the river Amstel. Originating 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 centre for finance and diamonds and in the 19th and 20th centuries the city expanded, and many new neighbourhoods and suburbs were planned and built.
Its Museum District houses works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and modern art at the Stedelijk. Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are 400km of cycle paths.
The city has the highest museum density in the world and is home to cultural highlights, such as the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House, Hermitage Amsterdam and the Rijksmuseum with Rembrandt’s world-famous Nightwatch. Other well known places of interest in Amsterdam are the Palace on the Dam, the Artis Zoo, Jewish Historical Museum and the Rembrandt House.
Take a canal tour of Amsterdam and discover the historical canal district which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2011. The best way to get around Amsterdam is on a bike. You won’t become any more local than by cycling around Amsterdam
Attractions & Landmarks
Fairytale-themed amusement park
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum
Science Center NEMO
Rembrandt House Museum
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam