18 Awesome Facts About Amsterdam

Like to know a little more about the capital cities of the world? Take a look at these 18 awesome facts about Amsterdam!

Geographical stats…

  1. Amsterdam is the capital city of Netherlands.18 Interesting Facts About Amsterdam
  2. Wondering how to say the name of this wonderful city? It’s pronounced Am-stir-dam.
  3. The total land area of Amsterdam is 85 square miles (220 square kilometres)…
  4. …that’s twice the size of Bristol.
  5. Amsterdam’s population was 839,000 in 2016…
  6. …that’s also roughly twice the population of Bristol…
  7. …and gives it a population density of around 9,871 residents per square mile.
  8. Amsterdam is located 7 ft below sea level (yes, you read that right – it’s actually below sea level).
  9. Residents of Amsterdam are known as Amsterdammers.
  10. Amsterdammers enjoy an oceanic climate with mild weather throughout both summer and winter and an average annual temperature of 10.2°C.
  11. Looking to fly yourself to Amsterdam? You’ll need the coordinates of 52.3702° N, 4.8952° E.
  12. Make sure you take a canal boat tour if you’re in Amsterdam; beautiful during both night and day, the 60-or-so miles of canals (some of which are UNESCO protected) are the hub of Amsterdam and a truly unmissable experience.

Social intricacies

  1. The official language of Amsterdam is Dutch.
  2. Did you know that allegedly 25,000 bicycles end up in the Amsterdam canal system each year?18 Interesting Facts About Amsterdam
  3. Euro is the official currency here.
  4. Fancy a refreshing beverage? Apparently there are more than 1,500 bars and cafes in Amsterdam! That’s a long pub crawl…
  5. Netherlands welcomed 13,925,000 tourists into the country in 2014, many of whom visited Amsterdam for its laid-back cafe culture and vibrant nightlife.

Bonus Fact!

  1. Do you know someone lucky enough to live in Amsterdam? You can make cheap calls to Amsterdam with Cherry Call – don’t forget, you’ll also need to use the international dialling code of 0031.

To keep up-to-date with what’s going on in Amsterdam, head over to The Amsterdam Herald website.

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