Amsterdam – the largest city and capital of the Netherlands. The name of the city is based on its geographical location, because the original translation means Dam on the Amistee. Amsterdam is located at the mouth of two rivers: the Eue and Amistel, in the west of Netherland, in the province of Northern Holland. The citys population is more than two million people, along with its towns and cities. Amsterdam – a multi-cultural city with 177 nationalities. Amsterdams history dates back to a small fishermans tree formed in the vicinity of a dyke in the 12th century, with the first mention of it in the historical records dating back to 1275. The city later developed because of its port, and after the Spanish conquered Antwerp in 1585 and most of the settlers and merchants moved to Amstead, it became a trading center.
Amsterdam – the largest industrial center in the Netherlands. It is home to shipbuilding and aviation facilities, wood processing and chemical industries, and oil refineries. In addition, Amsterdam – is a major diamond trading and purchasing center. Amsterdam is also known for its light industry. It accounted for about half of the total turnover of the entire Netherlands industry. The core of the food industry is the processing of cacao, coffee, beans, carrots, tobacco, sugar beets and coconut oil.
Amsterdam is rich in advantages. Damrak – the capitals main street, which is home to many museums, cultural centers, prestigious art galleries and cozy cafes. And where Damrak intersects with Rue de la Chiquin, the old Dam Square. On the west side of the square is the Coronels Palace – one of the most famous features of Amsterdam. For more than twenty hundred years now, the palace has been the seat of the foreign monarchs. To the east of the palace, a National Monument was erected in 1956 to commemorate the victims of Nationalism. Also nearby is the world-famous Madame Tussauds Museum. In the historic center of Amsterdam, a large number of ancient buildings – mansions, houses, churches – have remained. Because of the canals that have spread out over the city, many of the buildings are standing on their own feet, which are being pushed up by time and water damage, and the buildings are standing on their neighbors, collapsing against their neighbors. And on the fronts of the houses, circular or quadratic decorations that reflected the occupation of their owner have survived. Equally interesting are the Amherstdam towers – the Moneten, Monketen and Schreuersthorn, which are still perfectly preserved to this day.
A curious thing about Amsterdam – these are the &quo;floating houses, or as they are also called, the oikkende hooms. They are frequented by holiday and weekend guests from all over the country and from abroad. On the street of the Red Lights, any sex-tourism enthusiast can relax, the product is presented in person: prostitutes stand in the small windows, lit by red lights. And in the coffee shops, the visitor can enjoy the many varieties of marijuana. Heavy drugs such as heroin, cocaine and heroin are banned in the Netherlands.
Asterdam – Europes most beautiful city, with its own fascinating history, full of museums with a non-standard theme: torture, marijuana, sex and more. The city is particularly charming because of the old houses along the canals, which are still standing. And its peaceful and friendly atmosphere will help you relax and enjoy yourself.
- Air quality: 19 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
- Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
- Religious government: Non-religious
- Population: 820,000 people
- Population density: busy: 14x14m 196m per person
- GDP: $45,753 / year
- Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
- Power outlets: 230V50Hz
- Internet: 23 Mbps
- Best wireless: Lebara
- Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners because Albert Heijn still doesnt accept CC
- Tipping: In the Netherlands tipping is expected in restaurants for good or exceptional service, around 5-10% of the bill. If the service was average, you can round-up the bill or leave the change. Give your tip to the service person directly. Don’t tip for bad service.
- Apartment listings: Marktplaats
- Apartments: Airbnb
- Hotels: Booking.com
- More hotels: Hotels.com
- Best taxi: Uber
- Best coworking space: TQ
- Online electronics shop: Cool Blue
- Best hospital: AMC
- Best short-haul air carrier: Transavia
- Best intl air carrier: KLM
- Monthly costs for expat: $3400
- Monthly costs for family: $7300
- Monthly costs for local: $2100
- Meal: $15
- Small Cola: $2.5
- Beer 1 Pint: $6
- Coffee: $4.5
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