Amsterdam is the capital city of the Netherlands and one of the most populated cities. Sometimes called the Venice of the North, Amsterdam is full of UNESCO World Heritage Site owing to its unique landscape. From unconventional restaurants, the bike culture, contemporary art scenes Amsterdam is loaded with plenty of things to do and see. However, there are plenty of facts behind this booming city. Learn more facts here.
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Here are some interesting facts about Amsterdam:
- Originally Amsterdam was a small fishing village during the late 12th century and during the 17th century, it became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age.
- It got its name from the word-Amstelredamme that originated from a dam in the river Amstel.
- Amsterdam was also the first leading trade for trade, commerce, and finance.
- During the late 17th century many canals were built some of which have been listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Some of the most iconic attractions in Amsterdam include the Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum, the Concertgebouw, the Stedelijk Museum, the Amsterdam Museum, the Royal Palace of Amsterdam, Natura Artis Magistra, etc.
- Cycling is one of the best ways to explore the hearts of the city.
- The stock exchange of Amsterdam is considered as the oldest modern securities market stock exchange in the world.
- Amsterdam is also considered as an Alpha world city and is also the cultural capital of the Netherlands.
- Amsterdam was granted city rights during the 13th century and largely emerged as an important trade center largely with the Hanseatic League.
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