Detailed wall map of Amsterdam
Amsterdam is the capital city of the Netherlands, located in the province of North Holland in the western part of the country. It is situated in a low-lying area known as the Dutch Lowlands, with the city center built around a network of canals.
City of Canals: Amsterdam is often referred to as the "Venice of the North" due to its extensive network of canals. The city has over 100 kilometers of canals, with more than 1,500 bridges connecting its various parts. The three main canals, Herengracht, Prinsengracht, and Keizersgracht, were dug during the 17th century Dutch Golden Age and form concentric belts around the city.
Bike-friendly Capital: Amsterdam is renowned for its cycling culture, with bicycles outnumbering residents. It is estimated that there are over 800,000 bikes in the city, and more than 60% of trips in the city center are made by bike. The city has a vast network of bike lanes, making it one of the most bike-friendly cities in the world.
Anne Frank House: Amsterdam is home to the Anne Frank House, where Jewish diarist Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis during World War II. The house, located at Prinsengracht 263, has been converted into a museum and is a poignant reminder of the atrocities committed during the war. Visitors can see the secret annex where the Frank family hid and learn about their story through a variety of exhibits.