Interesting facts about Amsterdam

April 1, 2010 | In: Geography Facts

In the 17th century Amsterdam was the centre of world economy.

Amsterdam has more than 150 canals and 1,200 bridges within its bounds.

Amsterdam has the highest number of nationalities of any city in the world – 175 .

In 2007, British magazine Business Traveller voted Amsterdam Airport Schiphol “Best Airport in Europe.

Schiphol Airport is actually 4 meters below sea level.

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Asterdam’s most famous Red Light District is called De Wallen, and is located in the Old City Centre just east of Dam Square.

Amsterdam has over 1 million bikes but its population is only 750,000.

On the average, the Dutch people are the tallest in Europe and the second tallest people in the world.

If global warming causes the sea levels to rise, Amsterdam will be one of the first world cities to get flooded, because it’s so close to sea level and is almost entirely flat.

Amsterdam has over 300 coffee shops which can legally sell up to 5 grams of soft drugs to each person.

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