Welcome to Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the capital and largest city of the Netherlands. The city is known for its many canals, art museums, long history, and many things to do.

This travel guide will go through everything you need to know before traveling to Amsterdam, Netherlands. Sit back and enjoy.

Map of Amsterdam


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Top attractions

Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum is a prominent and popular art museum in Amsterdam.

Rijksmuseum,  Amsterdam, Netherlands, 765

Anne Frank House

The Anne Frank House is the home of World War Two-era teenage diarist Anne Frank.

Anne Frank House Amsterdam

Dam Square

Dam Square is the central square of Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Dam Square

Weather and Climate

Amsterdam enjoys a moderate, maritime climate.

Question: What is the ideal time to visit Amsterdam?

Answer: The best time to visit Amsterdam is between April and May.

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History

The Dutch city of Amsterdam was originally founded as a small settlement with a castle during the 13th century. The new settlement quickly became known for its fishing industry. Amsterdam gained city rights in the early 14th century. The production of beer also became a major revenue source for the city, during this time. Multiple fires destroyed parts of Amsterdam in the 15th century. Violence swept the city in the early 16th century during the Protestant Reformation. In the 17th century, Amsterdam experienced a sort of Golden Age. Many prominent literary and historical figures resided in the city. Amsterdam became the capital of the Netherlands in 1814. In the 20th century, Amsterdam suffered incredibly during World War Two and was home to the famous teenage diarist Anne Frank. The city recovered after the war, and quickly became one of Europe’s largest business centers and top tourist destinations.

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