Amsterdam City Information

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Amsterdam was founded as a small fishing village in the late 12th century. The name Amsterdam was derived from the name of a dam in the river Amstel. First time in 1300, this small village was recognized as the city. Presently, it is financial and business capital of the Netherland as well as headquarters of fortune companies like ABN Amro, KPMG, ING Group, Heineken International and many more are also situated here. Amsterdam Stock Exchange is the world’s oldest stock exchange.

The reputation of Amsterdam Netherlands as a liberal city is frequently attracting tourism from all over world. The Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk Museum, the Rembrandt House Museum, and the Van Gogh Museum are the name of few famous museums of the Amsterdam which have constantly maintained its charm with the elegance. Amsterdam is also known as good educational institutional centre. Few world class institutions in Amsterdam are Amsterdam's International Institute of Social History, the Hogeschool van Amsterdam and the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten.

Bicycle culture is one of the very unique fascinating parts of Amsterdam transportation system. Bus, tram and metro are major public transportation medium of the city.

Amsterdam also has good sport teams in football, baseball and so on. It is known as the home of famous ice rink and the jaap Eden baan. The city has a world class symphony orchestra, the Concertgebouworkest.

Amsterdam offers you endless alternate of different ranges from cultural and recreational sights to fascinating old buildings and museums. Oude Kerk is an old church which Gothic-renaissance style architecture always amuses the visitors. Dam Square is another prettier site which was the reception area for Napoleon and his troops. The tour to Amsterdam Canal will be definitely fascinating and relaxing during the day, enchanting and romantic in night.

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