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Boat in Amsterdam
Prinsenboat
sleep Sleeps 4 in 1 bedrooms
Houseboat of the Prinsenboat style in Amsterdam centre on 17th centuary Prinsengracht
Amenity: Views, Internet Access
RATES
EUR 140 – 180
Per Night
Apartment in Amsterdam
Amsterdam Choice
sleep Sleeps 8 in 1 bedrooms
Amsterdam Apartment - located on Reestraat, bordered by the Prinsengracht and Keizergracht canals
Amenity: Pet Friendly, Views, Internet Access
RATES
EUR 100 – 145
Per Night
Guesthouse in Amsterdam
AdamGoodStay
sleep Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms
The guest house is located in the city centre, where you can enjoy being part of daily life in one of Europe's most relaxed but exciting places.
Amenity: Internet Access
RATES
EUR 75 – 115
Per Night
B&B in Amsterdam
Barangay B&B
sleep Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms
Amsterdam B&B Barangay
Amenity: Internet Access
RATES
EUR 68 – 188
Per Night

Amsterdam Vacations: Things to see while on vacation in Amsterdam Noord-Holland


Amsterdam Geography

Amsterdam is broken down into seven major boroughs or neighborhoods.
The cental part of Amsterday contains several districts.
1) The Centrum is located facing the IJ river and the bay area. The area includes the Old Center, Dam Square, Old Jewish Quarter, Jordaan, Spui, Spiegelkwartier, Plantage/Artis, and Rembrandtplein.
This area is located the oldest part of the city. Landmarks in this area are the Dam and Nieuwmarkt, and it also contains De Wallen or the Red Light District
2) Amsterdam-Noord is located on the north side of the IJ River. This area is known for its cultural attractions. You can find theater performances and plenty of restaurants. You will also find many bikes for rent to explore the area.
3) Westpoort is northwestern part of Amsterdam and is the main harbor and port section. It is a highly industrialized section of the city. It is located along the river. But the demographics in this area are changing as more hotels are being built for tourists.
4) Rivierenbuurt is one of the main Jewish areas. During the German Occupation there was 17,000 Jewish living in this neighborhood. It is also the area where Anne Frank resided.
5) Zuid region is further divided into Oud-Zuid and Nieuw-Zuid. The Oud-Zuid (old south) is a section where you will find many of the museums. The Nieuw- Zuid (new south) is a more expensive residential area with many high end boutiques.
6) Oost is a multi cultural neighborhood the lies in the eastern part of Amsterdam that incorporates the Docklands. It is a very touristy area.
7) Nieuw-West is a highly residential area of Amsterdam.

North Sea Canal is a major shipping channel that connects the North Sea with Amsterdam. IJmuiden is the port section of Amsterdam and lies on the western coast of North Sea (Noordzee) Canal.

Amsterdam History and Culture

The city of Amersdam was built where the Amstel River and the Amstel Dam met, hence the name of Amerstadam. During the 13th century the city prospered because they imported beer from the Hamburgs of German. Even up until the 16th century it was a village, but during the 16th and 17th centuries it grew in prosperity

Amsterdam is one of the major financial centers of Europe.