Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands! These days the city has a population of just over 790.000 inhabitants and is the largest city in the country. Amsterdam is located in the province ‘Noord-Holland’, situated in the west. It is one of the most popular destinations in Europe, receiving more than 4.5 million tourists annually.


  • It has more culture per capita than anywhere else
  • You can tour the city with retired sex workers
  • The coffeeshop is not strictly legal
  • Locals will give tourists a “backie”
  • The water in the Amsterdam canals is so clean that Artis Zoo gives its elephants pure drinking water straight from the Amsterdam canals.
  • All over Amsterdam, there are hidden water taps under the ground. They were installed in fear of a big disaster so we would always have drinking water.
  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol lies four meters under sea level. That is because the people dug out the marshland to use the peat to cook and heat the houses.
  • Every year between 12.000 and 15.000 bikes are dredged out of the Amsterdam canals.
  • Yes, you are not mistaken. Dutch people are the tallest people in the world.
  • When a room is lit with blue or purple light in the Amsterdam Red Light District, it means the woman might not entirely be a woman.


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