What is Amsterdam?


Amsterdam5 is de officiële hoofdstad van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden. The city is located between the bay of the IJ, in the north, and on the banks of the Amstel, in the southeast. Founded in the 12th century as a small fishing village, it is today the largest city in the country and a large financial and cultural center of international projection.

It has about 810,000 inhabitants and in the metropolitan area live about 1.5 million people. It should be noted that Amsterdam is part of the large Dutch agglomeration Randstad (together with the cities of The Hague, Rotterdam and Utrecht), which has more than 6.5 million inhabitants. This core is one of the largest agglomerations in Europe.

The historic city centre was largely built in the 17th century and is today one of the largest historical centers in Europe. Around the existing old part of the city a series of semicircular canals was built. Later, the new streets were built that were now made with houses and warehouses in a typical Dutch style which is one of the most famous images of Amsterdam and the country. Like other northern European cities with plenty of water, such as Bruges, Hamburg and Stockholm, it is popularly known as the 'Venice of the North'.

Although for most of its history (except between 1808-1810) it was the official capital of the Netherlands, it has never been the seat of the Dutch judiciary, government or parliament, since all these organs are located in the city of The Hague. city of the country is related to politics and justice. Nor is Amsterdam the capital of the province of North Holland, which has always been Haarlem. 💖

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