facts & figures

Get acquainted with Amsterdam by learning more about the facts & figures behind the city. Be it the number of citizens, the number of bikes or the number of canals, the facts & figures will shine a light on Amsterdam.

Coffeeshops

In Amsterdam, smoking cannabis or hashish is permitted in the city's coffeeshops. Visitors should keep in mind that other establishments generally do ...

Language

The official language of the Netherlands is Dutch. The majority of Amsterdam’s residents speak English well and are often fluent in one or two languag...

Dutch royalty

The Dutch royal family continues to play an important role in modern society and politics in the Netherlands. Amsterdam has many ties to the crown, in...