Amsterdam overview

Amsterdam (/ˈæmstərdæm/, UK also /ˌæmstərˈdæm/;[9][10] Dutch: [ɑmstərˈdɑm] (About this sound listen)) is the capital and most populous municipality of the Netherlands. Its status as the capital is mandated by the Constitution of the Netherlands,[11] although it is not the seat of the government, which is The Hague.[12] Amsterdam has a population of 851,373 within the city proper, 1,351,587 in the urban area,[13] and 2,410,960 in the Amsterdam metropolitan area.[8] The city is located in the province of North Holland in the west of the country but is not its capital, which is Haarlem. The metropolitan area comprises much of the northern part of the Randstad, one of the larger conurbations in Europe, with a population of approximately 8 million.[14]

Amsterdam's name derives from Amstelredamme,[15] indicative of the city's origin around a dam in the river Amstel. Originating as a small fishing village in the late 12th century, Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age (17th century), a result of its innovative developments in trade. During that time, the city was the leading centre for finance and diamonds.[16] In the 19th and 20th centuries the city expanded, and many new neighbourhoods and suburbs were planned and built. The 17th-century canals of Amsterdam and the 19–20th century Defence Line of Amsterdam are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Since the annexation of the municipality of Sloten in 1921 by the municipality of Amsterdam, the oldest historic part of the city lies in Sloten (9th century).

As the commercial capital of the Netherlands and one of the top financial centres in Europe, Amsterdam is considered an alpha world city by the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) study group. The city is also the cultural capital of the Netherlands.[17] Many large Dutch institutions have their headquarters there, and seven of the world's 500 largest companies, including Philips, AkzoNobel, TomTom and ING, are based in the city.[18] Also, many leading technology companies have their European headquarters in Amsterdam, such as Uber, Netflix and Tesla.[19] In 2012, Amsterdam was ranked the second best city to live in by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)[20] and 12th globally on quality of living for environment and infrastructure by Mercer.[21] The city was ranked 3rd in innovation by Australian innovation agency 2thinknow in their Innovation Cities Index 2009.[22] The Port of Amsterdam to this day remains the second in the country, and the fifth largest seaport in Europe.[23] Famous Amsterdam residents include the diarist Anne Frank, artists Rembrandt van Rijn and Vincent van Gogh, and philosopher Baruch Spinoza.

The Amsterdam Stock Exchange, the oldest stock exchange in the world, is located in the city centre. Amsterdam's main attractions, include its historic canals, the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum, Hermitage Amsterdam, the Anne Frank House, the Scheepvaartmuseum, the Amsterdam Museum, the Heineken Experience, the Royal Palace of Amsterdam, Natura Artis Magistra, Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam, NEMO Science Museum, its red-light district and its many cannabis coffee shops draw more than 5 million international visitors annually.[24] The city is also well known for its nightlife and festival activity; several of its nightclubs (Melkweg, Paradiso) are among the world's most famous. It is also one of the world's most multicultural cities, with at least 177 nationalities represented.[25]

Best EUR exchange rates at Pott Change in Amsterdam

Exchange EUR Pott Change Buy Pott Change Sell
US Dollar 0.845 0.885
British Pound 1.085 1.155
Swiss Franc 0.845 0.895
Canadian Dollar 0.620 0.680
Swedish Krona 0.093 0.103
Danish Krone 0.128 0.138
Norwegian Krone 0.099 0.106
Australian Dollar 0.590 0.650
Japanese Yen 0.008 0.008
Hong Kong Dollar 0.102 0.120
New Zealand Dollar 0.547 0.626
Hungarian Forint 0.003 0.003
Czech Koruna 0.036 0.042
Russian Ruble 0.011 0.015
Chinese Yuan Renminbi 0.119 0.138
Emirati Dirham 0.219 0.261
Saudi Arabian Riyal 0.214 0.248
Moroccan Dirham 0.085 0.108
Israeli Shekel 0.215 0.253
Egyptian Pound 0.058
Thai Baht 0.026 0.030
Indonesian Rupiah 0.056 0.070
Singapore Dollar 0.584 0.670
South African Rand 0.058 0.070
Malaysian Ringgit 0.193 0.244
Pott Change
Pott Change
Amsterdam

For over 30 years, you can sell your money for other currencies or you can buy the currency you prefer at Pott Change. We offer you the best possible currency rates and we don’t charge commission or fees on changing currencies, buying or selling! Pott Change is located in the city centre of Amsterdam. Our office is located on Damrak 95, close to Damsquare and opposite to the Bijenkorf. We are opened seven days a week until 8.15 PM. More information about our services and exchange rates is...

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Best EUR exchange rates at ABN AMRO in Amsterdam

Exchange EUR ABN AMRO Buy ABN AMRO Sell
Australian Dollar 0.627 0.635
Bahraini Dinar 2.316 2.345
Bulgarian Lev 0.514
Canadian Dollar 0.658 0.665
Danish Krone 0.133 0.135
British Pound 1.129 1.142
Philippine Peso 0.017
Hungarian Forint 0.003 0.003
Hong Kong Dollar 0.111 0.113
Icelandic Krona
Indian Rupee 0.013
Israeli Shekel 0.236 0.239
Japanese Yen 0.008 0.008
Kenyan Shilling 0.008 0.009
Kuwaiti Dinar 2.884 2.918
Croatian Kuna 0.134 0.135
Moroccan Dirham 0.090 0.094
Mexican Peso 0.045 0.047
Dutch Guilder 0.496
New Zealand Dollar 0.589 0.597
Norwegian Krone 0.102 0.103
Omani Rial 2.269 2.300
Pakistani Rupee 0.007
Polish Zloty 0.232 0.234
Qatari Riyal 0.239 0.243
Romanian Leu 0.212 0.214
Russian Ruble 0.013 0.013
Saudi Arabian Riyal 0.232 0.235
Singapore Dollar 0.643 0.651
Sri Lankan Rupee 0.005
Thai Baht 0.027 0.028
Czech Koruna 0.039 0.040
Tunisian Dinar 0.300 0.304
Turkish Lira 0.163 0.164
Emirati Dirham 0.237 0.240
US Dollar 0.871 0.883
South African Rand 0.063 0.064
Swedish Krona 0.097 0.098
Swiss Franc 0.876 0.889
ABN AMRO
ABN AMRO
Amsterdam

Information about ABN AMRO The head office of ABN AMRO Bank N.V. is located at Gustav Mahlerlaan 10, 1082 PP in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Supervision The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM, Autoriteit Financiële Markten) and De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) monitor the activities of ABN AMRO. Both of these bodies have special Consumer Information Lines, which you can call for more information about their monitoring activities in relation to ABN AMRO. Read more about...

ABN AMRO Buy rate – this is the rate at which ABN AMRO buy foreign currency back from travellers to exchange into local currency. For example, if you were returning from America, we would exchange your dollars back into euros at the buy rate.

ABN AMRO Sell rate – this is the rate at which ABN AMRO sell foreign currency in exchange for local currency. For example, if you were heading to Canada, you would exchange your currency for Canadian dollars at the sell rate.

Amsterdam news

Warren Mayor Fouts on Amsterdam recording: 'I'm bored with it'
Warren Mayor Fouts on Amsterdam recording: 'I'm bored with it'

A new controversial recording has surfaced, allegedly the voice of Warren Mayor Jim Fouts.

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Amsterdam Light Festival: Call for Concepts

Amsterdam Light Festival invites creatives from around the world - from artists to designers, engineers to architects, and professionals to students - to submit a concept for a light artwork.

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KLM to suspend Southampton-Amsterdam route –

The carrier will stop its twice daily service from March 30…

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Trump’s tenacity bringing Chinese in line

For almost 30 years, China has been carefully maneuvering to become the most powerful economy on the planet.

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Crossing the sea: EU Medicines Agency shifts to Amsterdam
Crossing the sea: EU Medicines Agency shifts to Amsterdam

A gift of traditional Dutch wooden shoes kicked off the European Union Medicines Agency's formal move from London to Amsterdam on Wednesday, a concrete consequence of Britain's looming departure from the bloc.

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Drug sales arrests made in Amsterdam | News, Sports, Jobs - Leader Herald

AMSTERDAM — Two city residents were arrested on drug charges Thursday following an investigation of suspicious activity in a hotel room located in the city.

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World's first 3D-printed steel bridge to be installed across a canal in Amsterdam next year

The 41-foot-long bridge took four robots, 9920 pounds of stainless steel and six months of printing to complete

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Cruise lines anger at €8 Amsterdam tax on day visitors

Ship passengers account for just 1% of tourists, Clia says

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