Quick facts about Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Amsterdam is one of the two capitals of the Netherlands, being the official capital of the Netherlands. It is assumed that the year in which the Netherlands has received the city rights (from the Bishop of Utrecht Guy Avesnes) is 1306. The XIV th century is the century in wich Amsterdam was blooming and in 1345 became a city of pilgrimage until the people have turned to Protestantism.
However the gold era of this city was considered the XVII th century, when was ranked through the richest cities in the world After this period a decline followed, due to the wars with England and France, but the situation has improved since 1815.
The main places to visit in Amsterdam are the Royal Palace, the Van Gogh Museum, the Netherlands National Museum, the Mu
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Amsterdam,The Netherlands - Feb 3, 2015, by adam
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