Facts and history | 020.amsterdam

Facts and history

Amsterdam is the capital city of The Netherlands, although The Hague is the city where the Dutch government is housed. The capital city is attracting more than 8 million visitors per year, that's roughly the population of Amsterdam multiplied by 10. Find below the most important shopping streets, parcs and museums in Amsterdam.


Nicknames 020, Mokum, Venetië van het Noorden (Venice of the North)

Population 838.338 inhabitants of 176 nationalities

Population density 5.065 people per square kilometer

Telephone area code 020

Area Red Light District

Parcs Vondelpark, Sarphatipark, Oosterpark, Westerpark, Amsterdamse Bos

Squares Dam, Leidseplein, Rembrandtplein, Museumplein, Nieuwmarkt, Waterlooplein

Shopping (streets) Kalverstraat, de 9 straatjes, P.C. Hooftstraat, Albert Cuypmarkt, Dappermarkt

Museums Anne Frank House, De Oude Kerk, Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum, Hermitage Amsterdam, NEMO Science Museum, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Rembrandt House Museum, Royal Palace Amsterdam

Amsterdam related movies The Resistance Banker (Bankier van het Verzet), 2018, Biography/Drama/War, ⏱ 2h 3min, ✩ 6.9/10
Riphagen (the untouchable), 2016, Biography/Drama/War, ⏱ 2h 11min, ✩ 7.1/10
Publieke werken, 2015, Drama, ⏱ 1h 55min, ✩ 6.7/10


Around 1300, the land owner, the bishop of Utrecht gave Amsterdam city rights.