Map showing location of Amsterdam in Netherlands
Interestingly, the name Amsterdam is derived from the word Amstelredamme; it means a dam in the river Amstel; in fact, it reflects its origin. Though, the city has founded a long back but during the Dutch period, Amsterdam is developed as Port City and resultantly, the international trade flourished here. The diamond trade is one of the important businesses of the city. Because of all these reasons, the growth and development of Amsterdam reached at the top and city expanded its territory. Moreover, the city has become the financial and cultural capital of the Netherlands. The Stock Exchange of Amsterdam is the oldest stock exchange in the world.
Amsterdam is one of the important tourists centers in Europe. The night life of Amsterdam is globally recognized. Some of the significant tourists attractions in Amsterdam are historic canals, the Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum, Anne Frank House, its red-light district, Hermitage Amsterdam, and coffee houses and bars.
Above all, Amsterdam is a party town for all 365 days along with a melodious co-existence of the historical and the modernity cultural and architecture. Furthermore, Amsterdam is globally popular for its romantic canals and the magnificent architecture of the 17th century; those periods is more commonly known as the "Golden Century".
Province: North Holland
Area: 219 km2
Postal codes: 1011-1109
Location: West of Netherlands
Area code: 020
Time zone: UTC+01 to UTC+02