Amsterdam in Photos

Amsterdam has an impressive architecture with lovely bridges and canals criss-crossing the city and world famous museums (Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Van Gogh Museum, the Rembrandt House Museum, Anne Franks House, Rijksmuseum, etc). Amsterdam took its name from the River Amstel. The city developed out of a small fishing village called "Amstelredam", built in the 13th century alongside a dam at the mouth of the river. The town was granted city rights around 1300. Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age, a result of its innovative developments in trade. During that time, the city was the leading center for finance and diamonds. Amsterdam is situated only 2 meters above sea level and it is sometimes referred to as "The Venice of the North". Amsterdam is bike friendly, sex friendly and drugs friendly which makes it one of the most tourist friendly destinations in the world. Love is in the air!


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