Facts and history

Amsterdam is attracting more than 8 million visitors per year. Find below the most important shopping streets, parcs and museums in Amsterdam.


Nickname 020, Mokum
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


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

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