Welcome to Amsterdam

From its humble beginnings as a 13th-century fishing village on a river bed to its current role as a major hub for business, tourism and culture, Amsterdam has had a strong tradition as a centre of culture and commerce.

All about Amsterdam

History and society

Amsterdam Rijksmuseum, Edwin van Eis
Find information on Dutch language and society, Amsterdam's rich history and the ways in which the city is making its mark today.

I amsterdam letters

An introduction, a slogan, a statement of inclusion and a physical icon - I amsterdam is the city's and its residents' collective catch phrase.

Facts and figures

Estimates conclude that there are more bikes in Amsterdam than permanent residents! Read our list of interesting facts and figures about Amsterdam.

Amsterdam neighbourhoods

Each area of Amsterdam has its own character and charm, and a unique variety of shops, restaurants, cafes, museums and attractions. Take time to discover the city's hidden treasures in Amsterdam's neighbourhoods.

Living in Amsterdam

The city of Amsterdam prides itself on a rich cultural life and a diverse population. Discover all the essentials with our comprehensive guide to living in the city.

Must-haves for your trip to Amsterdam

I amsterdam City Card

Get your trip off to a smooth start. Order your City Card online now and make the most of your time in Amsterdam, with free entry to the city's t...

Canal Cruise Ticket

The Canal Cruise Ticket offers an easy way to experience canal cruising in Amsterdam. Just purchase the ticket online, and get instant access to a 1 h...