The capital of the Netherlands has numerous spectacular artistic and architectural attractions. Its liberal culture and tolerance, environmental friendliness and unconventional spirit make it a city as diverse and bohemian as it is unique.

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The most popular city in the Netherlands has 100 kilometres of canals. Taking a river cruise to explore them is a great way to discover some of the largest and most spectacular canals such as Herengracht, Keizersgracht or Prinsengracht. Bicycles are also a hallmark of the city. A great way to discover the Bloemenmarkt flower market and floating shops, or to get to the house and museum where Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis. In the museum district, the Van Gogh Museum brings together the best collection of art by the famous post-impressionist artist who was born in the city. Other essential sights in Amsterdam are the bohemian district of Jordaan, with its labyrinth of narrow and somewhat gloomy streets, or the Red Light District, where everything is possible at night.

The currency used is the euro. Foreign currency can be exchanged at banks and exchange offices.
The official language is Dutch, a language with Nordic and Germanic roots. English is very widely spoken.
The city has an innovative system that provides free Wi-Fi to streets with low pollution levels.
The climate is mild due to its proximity to the sea. The average temperature in winter is 5⁰C and in summer 16⁰C.

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