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Amsterdam is famous for its canals, the Red Light District, its liberal attitude and trendy nightlife. Whether you visit for a few days or a few months you're sure to fall in love with this city, it's historic architecture and it's people.
This site is for those who wish to discover what makes Amsterdam unique. We believe Amsterdam is one of the coolest places on the planet and deserves more than a casual visit.
This site contains hundreds of photos and articles about Amsterdam, Holland and the Dutch people. We also have reviews of hundreds of popular Hotels, restaurants, coffeeshops and other retail establishments so you can find what you're looking for easily. We are constantly adding more Reviews, and revisiting those already listed to provide the latest info.
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We love the Dutch for their open, party-loving culture, and this season's upcoming events will definitely make your Amsterdam visit twice as fun:
Amsterdam Canal Houses
Take advantage of this day to rent Amsterdam apartments when the city is tax-free and all businesses are unregulated.
1 Jan New Year's Day Nieuwjaarsdag
6 April Good Friday Goede Vrijdag
8 April Easter Sunday Eerste Paasdag
9 April Easter Monday Tweede Paasdag
30 April Queen's Day Koninginnedag
5 May Liberation Day Bevrijdingsdag
17 May Ascension Day Hemelvaartsdag
27 May Pentecost Eerste Pinksterdag
28 May Whitmonday Tweede Pinksterdag
25 December Eerste Kerstdag
26 December Boxing Day Tweede Kerstdag
Amsterdam is easily one of the most people friendly cities in the world. You can walk just about everywhere, and most people do. The Feng Shui (Wind/Water - art of geomancy) of this city is perfect. Canals are everywhere, and the breezes through the town are almost constant. This creates a vibrancy as energy is constantly flowing through Amsterdam. The millions of tourists who visit notice this and return again and again. You too will be energized, enchanted and entranced by this magical place.
The Zuiderkerk (Southern Church), designed by the famous architect, Hendrick de Keyser, was finished in 1611, with the beautiful tower completed in 1614. It was the first Calvist church in Amsterdam. Major reconstruction was done during 1976-1979.
Nowadays the Zuiderkerk hosts the City of Amsterdam's planning and housing information center. Here you can find out about city projects including housing, urban renewal, transportation and the environment. You can read about the many municipal regulations including the "'bestemmingsplans". It's also a good place to get the lowdown on new housing being built for sale or rent in Amsterdam.
While escaping one of Amsterdam's sudden downpours I ducked into the City Hall building entrance by the Waterlooplein and discovered a dioramic wonder.
The main lobby is rather stark, except for a diorama stretching along one wall that details the water levels in Amsterdam and the city's underpinnings.
You can see in the diorama the columns sunk into the soft sand under the city's buildings, the Metro tubes with subways running, and the various levels of water in the city's canals.