5 Surprising Things About Amsterdam


1. Amsterdam has 165 canals—more than Venice.

2. There are 1,281 bridges in Amsterdam.

3. Amsterdam has almost as many bikes as people.

4. Amsterdam was one of the world’s greatest trading powers in the 17th century.

5. The Royal Palace on the Dam Square was built on 13,659 wooden poles.

While some people may think of Amsterdam as just its infamous Red Light District and “coffeeshops,” Amsterdam is a vibrant city with an incredibly rich history and an extraordinary architectural heritage, say Andrew Harper Travel Office consultants. Its canal-laced, pedestrian-friendly old center is ideal for aimless strolls and exploring.

Excerpt from the July 2012 Traveler.

By Hideaway Report Staff

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