Culture and history in Amsterdam
The city of Amsterdam can look back on a long and interesting history, and today it prides itself on a rich cultural life and a diverse population. This is illustrated by the fact that the city's districts and neighbourhoods are hugely varied – each has its own character.
Essentials for life in Amsterdam
Learn more about Amsterdam's history and modern-day society.
From public holidays to phoning home, browse through this practical advice on Amsterdam.
Meet and learn about Amsterdam's citizens.
Delve further into the individual neighbourhoods around Amsterdam.
The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area is comprised of several surrounding municipalities.
Get to know Amsterdam's seven city districts.
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Make your way around the city by bike, public transport, car or boat.