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The capital city of The Netherlands is popular among tourists and locals. Geographically, you will find the waters the IJ, North Sea Canal and the Amstel around Amsterdam. The river, the Amstel, has also had its influence on the name of the city. On the historical square of Amsterdam, the Dam, they organise many events, such as National Remembrance Day. On this day, May 4, the Dutch will remember all who have died during World War II. The characteristic flag of Amsterdam consists of the colours red, black and contains three symbolic white crosses. These crosses are used on multiple buildings in the city, clothes and at clubs that find their roots in the capital city. While Amsterdam is the capital of The Netherlands, it is not the capital of its province. The capital of North Holland is Haarlem, which is located close to Amsterdam.
Things to do in Amsterdam
Amsterdam has quite some highlights you can visit by foot due to the short distance between the sights. You can easily visit Madame Tussauds, Body Worlds, Amsterdam Museum, Grachtenmuseum Amsterdam and the Anne Frank Huis in one day if there are no queues. Just outside the city centre, you'll find the Rijksmuseum, Zoo ARTIS, The Scheepvaartmuseum and NEMO Science Museum. Continuing your way to Amsterdam South East, you'll discover great buildings like RAI Amsterdam, Johan Cruijff ArenA and Ziggo Dome which are used for concerts, congresses and other big events. Between the city centre and the airport Schiphol you will find Het Amsterdam Bos and the Vondelpark to escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy the nature.
Comfortable hotels near Amsterdam
Due to many highlights and queues, you will not be able to discover Amsterdam in just one day. If you plan to visit a concert, congress or some other event in Amsterdam, you might need a place to stay nearby. We can recommend to book a hotel room at Fletcher Hotel Amsterdam, which is located next to the highway and close to the Johan Cruijff ArenA, Ziggo Dome and quite close to the inner city. Do you want to see more of the province and its beautiful nature? Then you might want to take a look at Fletcher Hotel-Restaurant Loosdrecht-Amsterdam, Fletcher Hotel-Restaurant Nautisch Kwartier or Fletcher Hotel-Restaurant Spaarnwoude. Do you rather combine a city trip with a day at the beach? In this case you can book a comfortable hotel room in the seaside resorts Wijk aan Zee or Noordwijk.
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