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Driving Tips
Remember to always drive on the right ...
Buses
Regional buses travel in and around the ...
From the airport
Direct Rail Link connects Schiphol ...
Metro
The tram and the subway system are ...
Car for hire
Most car rental companies require you ...
Taxi
The taxi system in Holland is the same ...
City in a Day
If you are visiting Amsterdam for a day there are a few places you must see. Firstly, be sure to ...
Jumping Amsterdam
For those who love horses, Jumping Amsterdam is the event for you!  It is considered the best ...
Kwakoe Festival
The Kwakoe Festival takes place on 30th June and is all about having a good time and relaxing. The ...
International Fashion Week
The Amsterdam International Fashion Week takes place in January. The event showcases the talent of ...
When to go
Amsterdam, the capital of Holland, is a city that needs no introduction. It enjoys a climate warmer ...

Amsterdam, Holland

 

Amsterdam today
Amsterdam is a soothing site for sore eyes as it gives you a feeling of old and new Europe. From its canals, meandering through the city like grapevines, to the latest designs gracing the ramps at the city's fashion week, Amsterdam is certainly a city of contrasts. It is filled with warm people who are relaxed and laid back and are ready to give tourists a real taste of Amsterdam whether it be partying until dawn or appreciating the city's historic beauty.  Amsterdam has become one of the most important places to trade in and is at the forefront of diamond and finance businesses.

Amsterdam back then
Amsterdam is believed to have been a small fishing village. It is said that the villagers who were settled on the banks of the Amstel built a bridge across the river to cross over to the other side. The wooden doors of the bridge served as a dam that held back the IJ bay. This is how Amsterdam derived its name (Amstel-Dam). Amsterdam gradually grew as a trading city, mainly the in the trade of salted herring and more famously, beer.

As immigrants from across Europe started pouring in, Holland acquired a large pool of talented manpower, skilled in everythi

Amstel InterContinental Amsterdam
Walk into one of Holland's most opulent and prestigious hotels and be sure to meet some celebrities
Grand Hotel Amrath Amsterdam
This luxury 5-star hotel located in the heart of Amsterdam is a monumental masterpiece. Grand Hotel
Hilton Amsterdam
If exclusivity is what you are looking for then Hilton Amsterdam is where you should be. Located in
Hotel Okura
Located in the heart of the city, Okura is situated right next to the RAI Convention Centre on one o
Hotel Pulitzer
Hotel Pulitzer is centrally located in one of Amsterdam's chicest neighborhoods. Combine 25 restored
NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky
Situated across from the Palace and Dam Square in the heart of the city, NH Grand Hotel is an exquis

Premsela and Hamburger
Step into a world of exquisite antique and contemporary jewelry and gorgeous antique silver at this
Galleria d'Arte Rinascimento
Unassuming and modest, the exterior of this emporium belies the content loaded within. High quality
Maison de Bonneterie
If branded items and exclusive designer labels is what you are looking for, then look no further. Fr
Mathieu Hart
Not one to flaunt its name, this unobtrusive store is a name to reckon with when it comes to a colle
Webers Holland
Expect an explosive and unique combination when a hip, trendy, artistic, avan
Museum Quarter
The Museum Quarter which is located in Amsterdam Zuid is considered to be the Rodeo Drive of Amsterd

Jumping Amsterdam
For those who love horses, Jumping Amsterdam is the event for you!  It is considered the best e
International Documentary Film Festival
Come December and Amsterdam plays host to the International Documentary Film Festival. This festival
International Fashion Week
The Amsterdam International Fashion Week takes place in January. The event showcases the talent of y
Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival
The Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival takes place in April from the 18th to the 25 th and  brin
Kwakoe Festival
The Kwakoe Festival takes place on 30th June and is all about having a good time and relaxing. The f
The Amsterdam Festival
The 5 Days of The Amsterdam Festival are all about lots of electronic music combined with an indoor

Proust
Feeling hungry and you need quantity? Then Proust is a place that offers good
Burger Bar
Burger Bar is another popular restaurant with reasonable prices that is the i
Dimitrij
It is more of a deli that has the best sandwiches and salads in town. So if y
Nam Tin
A first choice for those who crave authentic Chinese food. The restaurant attracts Chinese tourists,
Akbar
An Indian restaurant that offers Halal food and has a beef-less menu. The best thing is it has dishe
Garry's Muffins
A cafe that has over-sized almost everything! You'll find giant cups of coffe

Fast Facts
Location
Amsterdam is located in the province of North Holland   Dialing code
Country Code: 31
Amsterdam Area Code: 020   Emergency numbers
Police: 112
Fire Brigade : 112
Ambulance Service: 112
Pharmacy : 694 8709
Doctor: 592 3434/0900 1515
Car Breakdown: 0800 0888
Amsterdam Information: 09 00 84 18 (Int )/ 09 00 80 08 (Local)
Police ( Non Emergency) : 0900 8844 Emergency Dentists Amsterdam: 0900 321 2230 / 0900 821 2230 / 020 686 1109
Public Transport Information: 0900 9292
Sea Rescue / Coast Guard: 0900 0111
  Population
735,000 Ethnic Mix
White (69%); Black (19%); Others (12%)   Languages
Dutch (national language), English (widely spoken), German, French, Frisian   Average Temperatures Temperature in January:  -1°C - 4°C (30°F - 39°F)
Temperature in July:        12°C - 22°C (54°F - 72°F) Annual Rainfall: 668mm    Time zone
CET (UTC +1 hour)/GMT +1:00 (GMT +2:00 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October)     Exchange Rates 1 Euro = 5.77922 UAE Dirham
1 UAE Dirham = 0.173034 Euro 

 

 
What to do with Children in Tow
Kids have many things to see and do when in Amsterdam:   ARTIS ZOO
Founded in 1838, the Artis Zoo is one ...
Health and Safety
Amsterdam is a safe city and the city stays alive till late in the night. It is hence not uncommon to find people on the road even well ...

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