Amsterdam certainly has the reputation of a party city, but this capital city of the Netherlands has much more to offer in the way of cultural and creative attractions. Amsterdam is called the “Venice of the North”, because of its well-known canals that stretch across the city. There are over 1,500 bridges in the capital, not to mention family-friendly destinations. This is a European city that has an old world charm about it, from the architectural styles of the buildings to the friendly and tolerant attitudes of the locals. Amsterdam is also the most populated city and has an approximately population of 813,000 people, though there are well over one million in the urban region and in the greater metropolitan area, respectively.
Amsterdam is a great tourist city and among the most populated in the world but the city itself is also highly commercial and one of the top financial centres in Europe. This “Alpha World City”, hosts seven of the top 500 companies in the wor