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Amsterdam has 174 nationalities.
(out of 249 world wide)

It consists of approx. 90 islands,
separated by some 100
kilometres of canals and linked
with about 1,281 bridges.

About 20,000 buildings make
up the historical city centre
(800 hectares). One third was
built before 1850.

Amsterdam has approximately
6,700 ‘national monuments’.

Central Station is build on
6,000 poles in the ground.

21 markets
28 parks
600,000 bicycles
6,179 shops
250 restaurants
232 city trams
24 diamond polishing factories
1,281 bridges
165 canals
45 theatre schools
2,500 houseboats
350 hotels (with about 18,000
rooms where almost 45,000 beds
are provided)
5 camping sites
220,000 trees
40 performances per day
16,000 concerts and theatrical
performances
302 statues & sculptures and
51 museums
44533 daily visitors (averaging
15,749,000 per year)

Over 22,000 students attend
the ‘Universiteit van Amsterdam’.
The University uses
about 95 buildings throughout
the city.

There are in total 2,556 locations
where alcohol can be consumed
(excluding hotels and
liqueur stores)

Coffeeshops: 234 (statistics published
Jan 2007)

 
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January 1st - New Year's Day
April 30th - Queen's Day
May 4th - Commemoration Day
May 5th - Liberation Day
December 5th - Saint Nicholas
Dec. 25th - Christmas Day
Dec. 26th - 2nd Christmas Day

 
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25% of the Netherlands is below sea level. 75% of the world’s entire flower bulb production comes from the Netherlands. The Netherlands still has around a thousand original working windmills scattered throughout the country. The Dutch are in average the tallest people in Europe. 
Tobacco 16+
Voting: 18+
Driving: 18+

Drinking age 16+ (for beer or wine).
Hard Liquor: 18+ 
Pot smoking age 18+
Cannabis possession 18+
Max 5 g. p.p. (Hash or Weed)

Average Annual Precipitation:
32.1 inches/ 81 cm

Average January Temperature:
38 degrees F/ 3 degrees C

Average July Temperature:
62 degrees F/ 17 degrees C

 
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Emergency Services - tel.: 112

Public Transport - tel.: 0900 9292

Lost & Found - tel.: 0900 8011

Schiphol Airport - tel.: 0900
7244 7465

For 24-hour emergency medical
and dental service, call the
Central Doctors Service
tel.: 020 - 5923434

Electricity: 220/240 volts, electrical
sockets have two round
holes.

Internet/ Mobile: Amsterdam
has about 70 internet ‘Hot
Spots’ and there are 5 major
Mobile Phone Network operators.

 
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Distance to:

New York, NY, USA
5867 km/ 3646 mi

London, United Kingdom
355 km/ 221 mi

Sydney, Australia
16673 km/ 10362 mi

Mexico City, Mexico
9223 km/ 5732 mi

Buenos Aires, Argentina
11436 km/ 7108 mi

 
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Founded: 1306 (City Rights)

Population: 747,290

Location: 52°22’23”N 4°53’32”E

Size: 219 km2 (84.6 sq mi)
- Land 166 km² (64.1 sq mi)
- Water: 53 km² (20.5 sq mi)

 


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