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Amsterdam Destination Guide

Delve into Amsterdam in Netherlands!

Amsterdam in the region of North Holland with it's 741,636 residents is a city in Netherlands and is the capital of this country.

Map of the area of Amsterdam in Netherlands

Current time in Amsterdam is now 04:56 AM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named "Europe / Amsterdam" with an UTC offset of 1 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Zaanstad, Weesp, Utrecht, Sloterdijk, The Hague or Binnenstad. While being here, make sure to check out as well. We encountered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.


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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

-1°C / 31 °F Overcast clouds
Morning Temperature -4°C / 25 °F
Evening Temperature -1°C / 30 °F
Night Temperature -1°C / 30 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 98%
Air Pressure 1054.1 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 4 km/h (2 mph) from North
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 88% of sky
General Conditions Overcast clouds

Thursday, 19th of January 2017
Light rain, light breeze, overcast clouds.
Light rain Day: 2°C (35 °F)
Night: 0°C (32 °F)
Friday, 20th of January 2017
Light rain, calm, broken clouds.
Light rain Day: 2°C (36 °F)
Night: -2°C (28 °F)
Saturday, 21st of January 2017
Clear sky, gentle breeze, scattered clouds.
Clear sky Day: -2°C (28 °F)
Night: -6°C (22 °F)

Videos

Top three ways to get around Amsterdam -...

02:31 min ( November 12, 2012 by LonelyPlanet)
Views: 5,701 - Rating: 4.89873/5

Visit www.lonelyplanet.com for more information about Amsterdam. The Dutch capital is a compact city, so if you want to get the most out of your stay try cruising the canals, riding a bicycle, and dis...

Amsterdam Netherlands: Easygoing Hedoni...

02:14 min ( June 12, 2009 by RickSteves)
Views: 23,057 - Rating: 4.84/5

In the 13th Century, engineers built a dam on the Amstel River and the community which gathered there would be named for the Amstel Dam, or what we know as present-day Amsterdam. Today, the city's spr...


Walkin' - Coffee shops in Amsterdam

02:57 min ( September 29, 2010 by wwwamsterdaminfo)
Views: 36,597 - Rating: 4.76471/5

Walking through the streets of Amsterdam with a visit to a coffee shop, where you do not buy coffee - brought to you by www.amsterdam.info - you get to see several Amsterdam coffee shops, the real cof...

Amsterdam in Spring time (HDTV 1280 x 7...

09:54 min ( May 17, 2008 by Rick88888888)
Views: 170,465 - Rating: 4.70558/5

Amsterdam is a wonderful city, especially in spring. This is part-1 of my series (filmed in HDTV using a tripod) about Amsterdam, in April 2007. It shows the canal boats, the Damrak, Dam, Westertoren,...


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Upcomming Local Events

A brief summary of interesting events comming up in Amsterdam during the next days.

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2017

Gratis Lunchconcert - Kleine Zaal

Beginning: 12:30 pm (12:30).
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Drake Amsterdam

Beginning: 07:00 pm (19:00).
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Drake - The Boy Meets World Tour

Beginning: 08:00 pm (20:00).
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Wat Wil Forum Met De Zorg?

Beginning: 08:00 pm (20:00).
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Haitink & Bezuidenhout: Chamber Orchestra Of Europe At The Concertgebouw

Beginning: 08:15 pm (20:15).
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Pressler, Philippens & Thedéen: Dumky Trio At The Concertgebouw

Beginning: 08:15 pm (20:15).
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Menahem Pressler En Rosanne Philippens

Beginning: 08:15 pm (20:15).
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Haitink, Bezuidenhout En Chamber Orchestra Of Europe

Beginning: 08:15 pm (20:15).
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Rosanne Philippens, Itamar Golan En Torleif Thedéen: Dvořáks ‘Dumky’

Beginning: 08:15 pm (20:15).
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JoJo

Beginning: 08:30 pm (20:30).
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Interesting facts about this location

Amsterdam Ordnance Datum

Normaal Amsterdams Peil (NAP) or Amsterdam Ordnance Datum is a vertical datum in use in large parts of Western Europe. Originally created for use in the Netherlands, it was adopted by Prussia in 1879 under the name Normalnull, and in 1955 by other European countries. Mayor Johannes Hudde of Amsterdam in a way came up with the idea after he expanded the seadike after a flood in Amsterdam in 1675.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 52.37, 4.89 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Cartography, Geodesic datums, Geography of the Netherlands, Tides

Royal Palace of Amsterdam

The Royal Palace in Amsterdam (Dutch: Koninklijk Paleis Amsterdam or Paleis op de Dam) is one of three palaces in the Netherlands which are at the disposal of Queen Beatrix by Act of Parliament. The palace was built as a city hall during the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century. The building became the royal palace of King Louis Napoleon and later of the Dutch Royal House.

More reading: Royal Palace of Amsterdam homepage
Located at 52.37, 4.89 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Baroque architecture in the Netherlands, Buildings of the Dutch Golden Age, Historic house museums in the Netherlands, Houses completed in 1665, Museums in Amsterdam, Palaces in the Netherlands, Rijksmonuments in Amsterdam, Royal residences in the Netherlands

Dam Square

Dam Square, or simply the Dam, is a town square in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. Its notable buildings and frequent events make it one of the most well-known and important locations in the city.

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Located at 52.37, 4.89 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Squares in Amsterdam

Homomonument

The Homomonument is a memorial in the centre of Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. It commemorates all gay men and lesbians who have been subjected to persecution because of their homosexuality. Opened on September 5, 1987, it takes the form of three large pink triangles made of granite, set into the ground so as to form a larger triangle, on the bank of the Keizersgracht canal, near the historic Westerkerk church.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 52.37, 4.89 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:1987 in LGBT history, 1987 sculptures, Buildings and structures in Amsterdam, Holocaust commemoration, LGBT in the Netherlands, Monuments and memorials in the Netherlands, Persecution of homosexuals in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust

Capital of the Netherlands

According to the Dutch constitution Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands, although the parliament and the Dutch government have been situated in The Hague since 1588, along with the Supreme Court and the Council of State. Only once during its history was Amsterdam both "capital" and seat of government. Between 1808 and 1810, during the Kingdom of Holland, King Louis Napoleon resided in Amsterdam and declared the city capital of his kingdom and seat of government.

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Located at 52.37, 4.89 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Capitals by country, Cities in the Netherlands, Government of the Netherlands

Quote of the moment

Too often. . .I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen.

Louis L’Amour