Amsterdam in figures and photos

Amsterdam in figures and photos

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The capital of the Netherlands — Amsterdam — is an important commercial and financial centre of the European. This small, cosmopolitan city that combines a rich cultural historical heritage with the dynamic development, attracts millions of tourists from around the world. Amsterdam became one of the most visited cities in Europe. Creating a unique atmosphere of this city? The answer can be found in our material — Amsterdam numbers and photos.

Amsterdam in figures and photos

Amsterdam in figures and photos

Every year, the Amsterdam — a city that was built in the XIII century and got its name from the Amstel river — visit to about 4.5 million tourists from around the world. (Photo: Bert Kaufmann / flickr.com)

Amsterdam in figures and photos

Holland is one of the richest countries on the continent, the main source of income is tourism. This is not surprising, because only in the capital each year attracts more than four million tourists are enchanted by the culture, architecture and, above all, the atmosphere of this unique city. Amsterdam unvarnished can be called the most tolerant city in the world. In the XV-XVI centuries, the city graciously accepted coming here the Protestants, Catholics, and Jews. And today, here is allowed drugs and the porn industry, and homosexuality is not a taboo topic. Liberal morality and Economics were his best is for the whole world. (Photo by A r l e t t e (reloaded) / flickr.com)

Amsterdam in figures and photos

Everyone knows that Holland is the land of tulips. It is estimated that each year in the parks and gardens of Amsterdam planted nearly 600,000 tulips. (Photo by RuudMorijn / flickr.com)

Amsterdam in figures and photos

First Tulip "arrived" in the Netherlands in the sixteenth century from Turkey. But a real "Tulip mania" in the country began when, as a gardener Johan van Hoogheland found a way to create new varieties of tulips of different colors. An incredible number of tulips of all colors of the rainbow can be seen at the flower market in Amsterdam. On the photo: national day of tulips. (Photo by RuudMorijn / flickr.com)

Amsterdam in figures and photos

Amsterdam — is a city of cyclists. Within the city, more than 40 percent of the population moves on bikes, which as the city has a population of 881 thousand pieces, despite the fact that the population of the city is 810 084 resident. (Photo: Hanan Bercu / flickr.com)

Amsterdam in figures and photos

Every year in Amsterdam mysteriously disappears 100,000 bicycles, and 25 thousand in some way it appears in the channels. Looking at this photo, everything becomes clear. (Photo: Rob de Voogd / zzapback / flickr.com)

Amsterdam in figures and photos

In the Amsterdam canals is more than in Venice — as many as 165. The city is located on 90 natural and artificial Islands, which are connected by a huge number of bridges (bridges read more). And the wooden piles on which the Amsterdam, there are about 11 million. (Photo by Werner Kunz / flickr.com)

Amsterdam in figures and photos

In Amsterdam is very popular Barki, which in most cases are used as dwellings. Once in the postwar years, in barges were the poor who could not afford conventional housing. Now houseboat — it's fashion, only canals of Amsterdam has more than 2.5 thousand boats. And almost all of them are equipped with modern equipment, and have access to electricity and gas. (Photo: Dimitris Dranidis / flickr.com)

Amsterdam in figures and photos

In Amsterdam there are 1515 cafes and bars. Being in Amsterdam, you should definitely visit one of the many Bruin café, which also became a symbol of the city. "Brown cafes" so called because of the sediment that is formed there on the walls and ceiling from tobacco smoke. (Photo: Gerdien van Steen / flickr.com)

Amsterdam in figures and photos

At the beginning of its activities, "Brown café" was a place where we could enjoy a glass of white Genever. This is a typical Amsterdam alcohol, which is similar to gin Rummy, but is a much stronger aroma, as in addition to his juniper added various herbs such as cumin and coriander. It can be mixed with beer, and then get the following drinks: kopstoot — means something like a blow to the head, kabouter pils — translated "beer dwarfs" or lampie licht — translated as "lantern". What exactly do these names, I don't know exactly, but I think that is what is causing the effects of the adoption of this drink. (Photo: Preston Pictures / flickr.com)

Amsterdam in figures and photos

In Amsterdam there are about 200 coffee shop, which allowed about a dozen different recreational drugs. (Photo: zione © 2.500 milion views / flickr.com)

Amsterdam in figures and photos

For all opponents of the drug say at once that, according to statistics, in the Netherlands the number of drug addicts is much less than in any other country with a less liberal laws against the use of soft drugs. As you know, forbidden fruit is sweet why it was there, where such drugs are banned, their use increases significantly. Interesting fact, Amsterdam is the only place on Earth where the fair of marijuana. Photo: Amsterdam coffee&joint. (Photo: Daniel Krieger / flickr.com)

Amsterdam in figures and photos

Amsterdam is also a city of diamonds. Once it was the capital treatment of these gems, but lost this title after world war II, Antwerp. On the photo: Gassan diamonds in Amsterdam. (Photo: Danny—Boy / flickr.com)

Amsterdam in figures and photos

In Amsterdam there are 24 workshops for processing diamonds, which offer visitors a free presentation processing of these gems, the opportunity to try and buy a ready-made jewelry with diamonds. An example of this kind of presentation you see in the photo. (Photo: Almixnuts / flickr.com)

Amsterdam in figures and photos

206 paintings of Vincent van Gogh — one of the greatest artists in world history — can be seen at the van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. (Photo: harry.kontos / flickr.com)

Amsterdam in figures and photos

In the van Gogh Museum are stored not only his paintings, but also more than 500 drawings, and 850 letters, written by a famous artist. Did you know that the master was engaged in painting only 9 years old? Photo: Museum Van Gogh. (Photo by napolux / flickr.com)

Amsterdam in figures and photos

In Amsterdam, which is located on 90 Islands, there are 1539 bridges and viaducts, each of which has its own number. The first bridges in the city, of course, was made of wood. Bridge number one is Muntplein. A thousand bridge was built in 1973. Photo: the bridge Magere. (Photo: NamorPictures / flickr.com)

Amsterdam in figures and photos

Blauwbrug, or Blue bridge is a historic bridge over the river Amstel, who number is 236. Since about 1600, it connects the Rembrandtplein area of Waterloo. It received its name due to the blue color — one of the colors of the Dutch flag that was painted. (Photo by Kenneth Verburg / flickr.com)

Amsterdam in figures and photos

And, of course, Amsterdam is the most tolerant city in the world. According to the author of this photo, here is one of the best and fun "gay pride", in which since 1996, the first Sunday of August takes place the famous gay parade on the canals of Amsterdam. (Photo: Roy Sonneveld / flickr.com)

Amsterdam in figures and photos

Gay Parade Amsterdam In 2014. In Amsterdam annually attracts over half a million people to watch or to participate in this spectacular show. (Photo: Sait Izmit)

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