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Pyramids in Amsterdam

Did you know that the Pyramids housing complex on Marcanti Island in Amsterdam not only refers to the Egyptian wonders of the world but...
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Free tours of Amsterdam diamond factories

Did you know that you can take a free tour of one of Amsterdam's diamond factories? A guide will take you on a tour...
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Tipsy buildings in Amsterdam

Did you know that not all buildings with uneven levels in Amsterdam are slanting outwards, backwards or sideways because of the unstable swampy foundation?...
Did you know that there are more Amsterdams than just the Dutch capital? Other Amsterdams can be found in i.a. South Africa, Canada, New York, California, Pennsylvania, Texas, Missouri and Virginia.

There are more Amsterdams than just the Dutch capital

Did you know that there are more Amsterdams than just the Dutch capital? Other Amsterdams can be found in i.a. South Africa, Canada, New York,...
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Amsterdam is entirely built on long poles

Did you know that Amsterdam is entirely built on long poles hammered deep into the ground, otherwise the buildings would sink away in the...
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...
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Damrak: one of Europe’s busiest streets

Did you know that Damrak is one of Europe's busiest streets? Damrak runs from Amsterdam central station to Dam Square.
Did you know that Amsterdam's beloved mayor Eberhard van der Laan passed away after losing his battle with lung cancer? When Van der Laan stepped down from public duties last September, a large crowd paid tribute to their mayor outside his official residence on Herengracht and sang one of his favorite songs, 'Aan de Amsterdamse Grachten'. "Take care of our city and of each other. Farewell", Van der Laan wrote in a letter to the people of Amsterdam to announce his resignation.

Amsterdam’s beloved mayor loses battle with cancer

Did you know that Amsterdam's beloved mayor Eberhard van der Laan passed away after losing his battle with lung cancer? When Van der Laan stepped...
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No urinating in canals, please

Did you know it is against the law to urinate in a canal, unless you are pregnant?
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Metro systems in the Netherlands

Did you know that Amsterdam and Rotterdam are the only Dutch cities with a metro system?

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