Amesterdão ou Amsterdã é a capital, e a maior cidade dos Países Baixos, situada na província Holanda do Norte. Seu nome é derivado de uma represa (dam) no rio Amstel, o rio onde fica a cidade. A cidade é conhecida por seu porto histórico, seus museus de fama internacional, sua zona de meretrício (Red Light District, o "Bairro da Luz Vermelha"), seus coffeeshops liberais, e seus inúmeros canais que levaram Amsterdã a ser chamada a "Veneza do Norte". Amsterdão tem 761 262 residentes (2009), enquanto que sua área metropolitana tem cerca de 2 milhões de habitantes. É o centro de uma vasta zona urbana contínua, denominada Randstad, que se estende de Roterdão a Amesterdão e também Utrecht, com cerca de 7,6 milhões de habitantes. Fonte Wikipédia. Saiba mais    Amsterdam is the capital and most populous city of the Netherlands. Its status as the Dutch capital is mandated by the Constitution of the Netherlands, although Amsterdam is not the seat of the Dutch government which is The Hague. Amsterdam has a population of 802,938 within city limits, 1,560,414 in the urban region and 2,332,839 in the greater metropolitan area. The city is located in the province of North Holland in the west of the country. It comprises much of the northern part of the Randstad, one of the larger conurbations in Europe, with a population of approximately 7 million. Source Wikipédia. See more Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Dutch: Luchthaven  Schiphol) (IATA: AMS, ICAO: EHAM) is the main  international airport of the Netherlands, located 20  minutes (4.9 NM (9.1 km; 5.6 mi)) southwest of  Amsterdam, in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer.  Source “” The five-star NH Barbizon Palace hotel in Amsterdam  is conveniently located in the heart of old  Amsterdam and easily accessible to famous  attractions, both on foot or via public transportation.  Just opposite the Amsterdam’s Central Station, the  hotel is a five-minute minute walk away from Dam  Square. The Red Light District and Chinatown are a  short stroll away.  Source “” In addition to 274 distinctive rooms, the NH Barbizon  Palace hotel features a fitness room and sauna with  wellness area. The hotel offers a private boat  landing dock. Have breakfast, lunch or dinner at  Hudson's Terrace & Restaurant, located in the center  of the bright, spacious hotel lobby. Partake in fine  dining at elegant Vermeer Restaurant, winner of  several international awards.  Source “”  The NH Barbizon Palace is uniquely composed of  nineteen 17th-century houses featuring stunning  architecture from the past and a 15th-century chapel  containing the hotel conference center. Source “”
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The Nieuwmarkt is dominated by an imposing  building known as De Waag. Built in 1488, the  building was originally a grand gate connected to the  medieval city walls. In the 17th century it was  converted to a weighing house. This characteristic  building has had a variety of different functions over  the years. Source "" The Amsterdam canal system is the result of  conscious city planning. In the early 17th century,  when immigration was at a peak, a comprehensive  plan was developed that was based on four  concentric half-circles of canals with their ends  emerging at the IJ bay. Source “” Magic Ligths  Animation on the street at night. A group of young  people singing, entertaining passers by Damrak.  Walking in Amsterdam from Warmoesstraat to Dam  Square and seeing Nieuwe Kerk (from outside and  inside). Passeando em Amsterdam desde Warmoesstraat à  Praça Dam e vendo Nieuwe Kerk (a partir de fora e  de dentro). The Nieuwe Kerk is a 15th-century church in  Amsterdam, located on Dam Square, next to the  Royal Palace. The Nieuwe Kerk is no longer used for church  services but is used as an exhibition space. It is also  used for organ recitals. Source “” Dam Square, or simply the Dam, is a town square in  Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. Its  notable buildings and frequent events make it one of  the most well-known and important locations in the  city. Source “” Take a look behind the scenes on a film set with  some of the world’s best actors.  Would you dare to  interview Hannibal from Silence of the Lambs?  How  about dressing up like secret agent James Bond?  And don’t forget to pose for a picture with Brad Pitt,  Angelina Jolie and George Clooney. Source "" Madame Tussauds’ collection of wax figures has  recently been transformed into the place to be for  both young and old.  Be as beautiful as Doutzen  Kroes on the catwalk, sing on stage with the  outrageous Lady Gaga or test your IQ with Einstein.  Source "" The Begijnhof is one of the oldest inner courts in the  city of Amsterdam. A group of historic buildings,  mostly private dwellings, centre on it. As the name  suggests, it was originally a Béguinage. Today it is  also the site of the English Reformed Church.  Source "" The Begijnhof is the only inner court in Amsterdam  which was founded during the Middle Ages, and  therefore lies within the Singel — the innermost  canal of Amsterdam's circular canal system. The  Begijnhof is at medieval street level, which means a  meter below the rest of the old city center. Source "" Herengracht (Patricians' Canal or Lord's Canal) is the  first of the three major canals in the city centre of  Amsterdam. The canal is named after the heren  regeerders who governed the city in the 16th and  17th century. The most fashionable part is called the  Golden Bend, with many double wide mansions,  inner gardens and coach houses on Keizersgracht.  Source "" Singel encircled the medieval city of Amsterdam. It  served as a moat around the city from 1480 until  1585, when Amsterdam expanded beyond Singel.  The canal runs from the IJ Bay, near Central Station,  to the Muntplein square, where it meets the Amstel  river. It is now the inner-most canal in Amsterdam's  semicircular ring of canals.  Source "" Prinsengracht (Prince's Canal) is the fourth and the  longest of the main canals in Amsterdam. It is  named after the Prince of Orange. Most of the canal  houses along it were built during the Dutch Golden  Age of the United Provinces. The bridges over the  Prinsengracht canal connect with the streets in the  Jordaan. Source "" The Amstel is a river in the Netherlands which runs  through the city of Amsterdam. The river's name is  derived from Aeme stelle, old Dutch for "area  abounding with water".  Source "" Keizersgracht (literal English translation: Emperor's  Canal) is the second and widest of the three major  canals in the city centre of Amsterdam, in between  Herengracht and Prinsengracht. It is named after  Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor.  Source "" Zeedijk is a street in the old centre of Amsterdam. The  street is the northern and eastern boundary of De Wallen  red-light district and runs between Prins Hendrikkade and  Nieuwmarkt. Historically an area riddled with crime and  drug addicts, the area went through a revitalization and is  now the main street of Amsterdam's Chinatown, where  locals come to eat at Vietnamese, Thai and Chinese  restaurants. Source "" The Anne Frank House located on the Prinsengracht  canal in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is a museum  dedicated to Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank, who  hid from Nazi persecution with her family and four  other people in hidden rooms at the rear of the  building.  Source "" Plantage is a neighbourhood located in the Centrum  district of Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is bordered by  Entrepotdok to the north, Plantage Muidergracht to  the east and south, and Nieuwe Herengracht to the  west. In the centre of the neighbourhood lies Artis  zoo. Source "" Artis, short for Natura Artis Magistra (Latin for  "Nature is the teacher of art"), is a zoo in the centre  of Amsterdam. It is the oldest zoo in the  Netherlands. In addition to the zoo, Artis has an  aquarium, a planetarium, a geological museum, and  a zoological museum.  Source "" The zoo is a member of the Dutch Zoo Federation  (NVD), the European Association of Zoos and  Aquaria (EAZA), the International Species  Information System (ISIS), and the World  Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).  Source "" Nieuwmarkt ("New market") is a square in the  centre of the Dutch capital Amsterdam. The  surrounding area is known as the Nieuwmarktbuurt  (Nieuwmarkt district).  The square is located in Amsterdam's Chinatown,  next to the De Wallen (Red Light District). There are  over 20 cafés and coffeeshops facing the square. Source "" On our luxurious boats we take you on a tour of our  beautiful city. This new addition to UNESCO's World  Heritage list has no secrets for us, and we love to  share all its beauty with you. We believe our 75  minute City Canal Cruise showing all the highlight is  simply the best the way to do so!  Source ""