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Amsterdam Destination Guide

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

Considering your travel resources, these more prominent places could be interesting to check as well: Zaanstad, Weesp, Utrecht, Sloterdijk, The Hague or Binnenstad. While being in this area, make sure to check out Tuindorp Oostzaan, Jordaan, Bos en Lommer, Oud West, De Pijp and Disteldorp as well. Map of the area of Amsterdam in Netherlands

Local Time

Current time in Amsterdam is now 03:34 PM (Friday). The local timezone is named "Europe / Amsterdam" with an UTC offset of 2 hours.


Weather Conditions & Forecast

Morning 14°C / 57 °F
Evening 14°C / 57 °F
Night 8°C / 46 °F
Rain 1 l/sq m
Air Humidity 94%
Air Pressure 1033.7 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 4 km/h (2 mph) from East
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 88% of sky
General Conditions Light rain
19°C / 65 °F Light rain

Saturday, 23rd of September 2017
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 16°C (62 °F)
Night: 7°C (45 °F)
Sunday, 24th of September 2017
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 18°C (65 °F)
Night: 10°C (50 °F)
Monday, 25th of September 2017
Light rain, gentle breeze, clear sky.
Light rain Day: 17°C (63 °F)
Night: 14°C (57 °F)

Video Collection

Amsterdam Central Station To Rembrandt S...

Today please join me on a 'virtual' stroll through downtown Amsterdam! From Central Station we walk down Damrak, Nieuwendijk, Dam, Kalverstraat, Rokin, Spui, Muntplein, Reguliersbreestraat

25:48 min, rating: 4/5
Uploaded: February 26, 2013 by AmsterdamVideo.com

Cycling in Amsterdam

Near miss at : 2m44s ,

25:08 min, rating: 4/5
Uploaded: July 26, 2012 by strng


I am Amsterdam

Amsterdam, capitale dell'Olanda, una città magica ricca di eventi e di cultura un luogo in cui perdersi passeggiando tra i suoi incantevoli canali scoprendo dietro angolo l'atmosfera olandese

14:10 min, rating: 4/5
Uploaded: February 18, 2013 by TvViaggiare

KONINGINNEDAG AMSTERDAM 2011 QUEENSDAY b...

Amazing! The most extensive video shot in Amsterdam during Queensday you will find on YouTube. If you were there, spotted yourself, or just like the video, please rate it or leave a comment

32:19 min, rating: 4/5
Uploaded: May 01, 2011 by hanzefoto


Kermis Amsterdam Dam april 2012 - Opbouw...

Realisatie kermis op de Dam binnen 24 uur. De Duursma Groep doet het. Uiteraard wordt de vertrouwde kwaliteit van Duursma evenementen daarbij geen moment uit het oog verloren. Een reportage

43:57 min, rating: 4/5
Uploaded: April 22, 2012 by Duursma Groep

Amsterdam as it was in 1955

Op een middag tijdens mijn verlof toog ik Amsterdam in om de stad vast te leggen voor Nederlanders in het Verre Oosten. Dit is wat ik zag: Leidseplein, Dam, mini golf in Vondelpark, Amstelveld,

56:29 min, rating: 4/5
Uploaded: July 05, 2008 by MichaelRogge


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Interesting Events in the future

A short collection of upcomming events in Amsterdam during the next days, weeks and months.

22
Sep
2017

HARD ROCK BURGER CRUISE

Starts: 09:00 pm (21:00)
More at eventful.com.

John Legend

Starts: 10:00 pm (22:00)
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MARTYR- Saber Tiger- Elise

Starts: 10:00 pm (22:00)
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Phronesis: Jazz At The Concertgebouw

Starts: 10:15 pm (22:15)
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TINGVALL TRIO

Starts: 10:30 pm (22:30)
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CARTE BLANCHE GARD NILSSEN

Starts: 10:30 pm (22:30)
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Salsa Club Mystique Latin Night

Starts: 11:30 pm (23:30)
More at eventful.com.

23
Sep
2017

GARD NILSSEN

Starts: 12:30 am (00:30)
More at eventful.com.

The Flatliners (CA) + Supports

Starts: 02:00 am (02:00)
More at eventful.com.

Jef Neve

Starts: 02:00 am (02:00)
More at eventful.com.


Interesting facts about this location

Amsterdam Dungeon

The Amsterdam Dungeon, in the city of Amsterdam, Netherlands, follows a similar format to the London Dungeon, York Dungeon, Edinburgh Dungeon and Hamburg Dungeon which are owned and operated by UK-based Merlin Entertainments and attempts to show history through an interactive adventure. Live actors, a ride, shows and special effects simulate historical dark and bleak times.

Tags: Visitor attractions in Amsterdam, Buildings and structures in Amsterdam
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Coordinates: 52.37, 4.89 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

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.

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Coordinates: 52.37, 4.89 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

Begijnhof, Amsterdam

The Begijnhof is one of the oldest inner courts in the city of Amsterdam. A group of historic buildings, mostly private dwellings, centre on it. As the name suggests, it was originally a Béguinage. Today it is also the site of the English Reformed Church.

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Coordinates: 52.37, 4.89 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

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.

Tags: Government of the Netherlands, Cities in the Netherlands, Capitals by country
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Coordinates: 52.37, 4.89 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

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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Coordinates: 52.37, 4.89 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

English Reformed Church, Amsterdam

The English Reformed Church is one of the oldest buildings in Amsterdam, situated in the centre of the city. It is home to an English-speaking congregation which is affiliated to the Church of Scotland and to the Protestant Church in the Netherlands. It comes under the Church of Scotland's Presbytery of Europe, and is also known as the Scots Kirk in Amsterdam. The current minister, John Cowie, is also Clerk to the Presbytery of Europe.

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Coordinates: 52.37, 4.89 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

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.

Tags: Persecution of homosexuals in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust, Monuments and memorials in the Netherlands, LGBT in the Netherlands, Holocaust commemoration, Buildings and structures in Amsterdam, 1987 sculptures, 1987 in LGBT history
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Coordinates: 52.37, 4.89 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

LOC record

In the Domain Name System, a LOC record is a means for expressing geographic location information for a domain name. It contains WGS84 Latitude, Longitude and Altitude information together with host/subnet physical size and location accuracy. This information can be queried by other computers connected to the Internet.

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Coordinates: 52.37, 4.89 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

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.

Tags: Royal residences in the Netherlands, Rijksmonuments in Amsterdam, Palaces in the Netherlands, Museums in Amsterdam, Houses completed in 1665, Historic house museums in the Netherlands, Buildings of the Dutch Golden Age, Baroque architecture in the Netherlands
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Coordinates: 52.37, 4.89 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

Stelling van Amsterdam

The UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Defence Line of Amsterdam (in Dutch named Stelling van Amsterdam) is a 135 km long ring of fortifications around Amsterdam, consisting of 42 forts located between 10 to 15 kilometers the centre, and lowlands that can easily be flooded in time of war. The flooding was designed to give a depth of about 30 cm, insufficient for boats to traverse.

Tags: World Heritage Sites in the Netherlands, Visitor attractions in North Holland, History of Amsterdam, Forts in the Netherlands, Buildings and structures in North Holland
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Coordinates: 52.37, 4.89 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.