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 doesn’t only make you addicted to its landmarks and people, but it also give you the feeling that you can no longer continue your life without drinking the aromatic coffees that its coffee bars have to offer. Once tasted, you get the addiction for life! In order to supply yourself with these soft drugs, you can visit Trinity coffee shop. This bar is cheap and clean, the music played here is nice and for those who like to enjoy their stay in a fresh atmosphere, there is a separate non-smoking room. The services are excellent, the staff is really helpful and friendly and the atmosphere relaxing.... Read more »
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Amsterdam,The Netherlands - Feb 3, 2015, by adam
The Netherlands is by far one of Europes most gripping country. It has a rich history and I visited Amsterdam for a week. I can tell you that the city is not only pure charm and excitment, but it is also out of common and it's too... Read more »
The Biking Amsterdam - Feb 4, 2015, by adam
Biking in Amsterdam is not only a great experience, but it's also practical. There are many advantages relating about biking in Amsterdam First of all, you can acces all areas of the city, where cars are forbidden. This makes the city... Read more »
What to see in Hague - Apr 30, 2009, by cipristb
Hague is the capital of South Holland, here is the government seat of the Netherlands. The importance of the city began to grow in the XIV th century when they were transferred here the Supreme Judicial Courts of the Provinces of Holland... Read more »
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