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Amsterdam beats Venice in the number of bridges

Did you know that Amsterdam surpasses the amount of bridges in Venice considerably? There are 409 bridges crossing Venice's canals while Amsterdam has over 1,500...

Take tram line 2 for a beautiful ride in Amsterdam

Did you know that Amsterdam tram line 2 is considered one of the most beautiful tram rides in the world? It takes you along...
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Schiphol Airport 4.5 metres below sea level

Did you know that when your plane arrives at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, it lands 4.5 metres below sea level?

Bridges in Amsterdam

Did you know there are more than 1500 bridges in Amsterdam? The Oudebrug is the oldest bridge, dating back to the 14th century.

The House with the Heads in Amsterdam

Did you know that the 'House with the Heads' was built in 1622 and named after the 6 heads of the classical deities of...

450km of coastline

Did you know that the Netherlands has more than 450km of coastline?
Dutch synchrone swimming coach Nadine Struijk carrying the Olympic Flame during the torch relay through Wales - May 2012

The Olympic Flame reintroduced in Amsterdam

Did you know that the Olympic Flame was reintroduced at the Olympics in Amsterdam in 1928? The tradition comes from the ancient Greeks who kept...
Summer Olympics Amsterdam 2028

2028 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam?

Did you know that the Netherlands has expressed interest in hosting the Summer Olympics in 2028 as a centennial celebration of the only Olympics...

Statues in Amsterdam by unknown artist

Did you know this iron sculpture of a man sawing a tree is one of the many anonymous statues scattered about Amsterdam? All of...
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam reopens after 10-year renovation

Did you know that the State Museum (Rijksmuseum) in Amsterdam opens its doors today after a 10-year renovation? The museum exhibits over 8,000 objects...