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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...
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?

The people of Overijssel cycle more than other Dutchies

Did you know that the inhabitants of Overijssel cycle more than people in other provinces of the Netherlands? In 2016 they covered a distance of...
Amsterdam

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...
Dutch Railways

Over 1 million passengers a day for Dutch Railways

Did you know that NS (Dutch Railways) was founded in 1938 after 2 railway companies merged? Today NS handles over 1 million passengers a...
Schiphol

Schiphol’s busiest day of the year

Did you know that today is the busiest day of the year at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol? Over 177,000 departing, arriving and transfering passengers are...
shared space concept

The concept of ‘shared space’ in traffic safety

Did you know that Hans Monderman (1945-2008) from Friesland designed the concept of 'shared space' in traffic safety? This is based on the theory that...
bicycles

85% of the Dutch population regularly rides a bicycle

Did you know that 85% of the Dutch population regularly rides a bicycle?
Amsterdam

Unlimited travel day ticket Amsterdam

Did you know that the GVB day ticket (€7.50) provides 24 hours of unlimited travel on all 15 tram routes, 41 bus routes and...
Did you know that the construction of the North/South metro line in Amsterdam not only came with a lot of headaches, annoyances and delays but also turned out to be an archaeological gold mine?

Archaeological gold mine in the heart of Amsterdam

Did you know that the construction of the North/South metro line ('Noord-Zuidlijn' in Dutch) in Amsterdam not only came with a lot of headaches,...