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Photo: Patrick Nouhailler, Night

While Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherands, the seat of government is the Hague and the provincial capital is Haarlem.

2025

Headlines
Amsterdam to embrace ‘doughnut’ model to mend post-coronavirus economy – Guardian

Natural World
Amsterdam is located on the banks of two bodies of water, the IJ bay, and the Amstel river.

Cultural World
Amsterdam is noted for many outstanding museums, including the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk Museum and the Rembrandt House Museum.

The Rijksmuseum is a national museum dedicated to arts and history.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-15/how-rijksmuseum-was-modernised-with-an-extreme-makeover/9149282

Markets
De Boerenmarkt is one of the country’s largest natural product markets. This market takes place every Saturday on the square in front of the church between Noordermarkt and Noorderkerkstraat.

History
Founded in the late 12th century as a small fishing village on the banks of the Amstel.

Amsterdam has one of the largest historic city centres in Europe, dating largely from the 17th century. At this time, a series of concentric, semi-circular canals were dug around the old city center. The canals continue to define Amsterdam’s appearance today.

Transportation
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is located 15 kilometers southwest of downtown.

Accessible Travel
http://www.iamsterdam.com/en/visiting/plan-your-trip/practical-info/disabled-travellers
http://www.accessibletravelnl.com/

City Parks and Gardens
http://www.iamsterdam.com/en/visiting/what-to-do/nature/gardens-and-parks

Cycling
http://www.fietsenwandelbeurs.nl/index.php/nl/activiteiten-kop/test-alle-mogelijke-fietsen

Radio Stations
Map for amsterdam radio
http://www.radiofreeamsterdam.com
http://tunein.com/radio/Amsterdam-c58880

Elsewhere on the Web
http://www.iamsterdam.comparks@Iamsterdam
A sustainable day in Amsterdam
http://farmingthecity.net/?p=257
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/21/greathomesanddestinations/amsterdam-embraces-residential-high-rises.html
http://www.soundtrackcity.nl/amsterdam/en/@soundtrackcityhttps://itunes.apple.com/app/soundtrackcity/id570038837
http://findingamsterdam.com
Pop-Up City@popupcity

Wikipedia
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List of tourist attractions in Amsterdam
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Planeta.com

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