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Amsterdam from Het IJ
Magna Plaza mall
Amsterdam is a city located in the western Netherlands, in the region of Noord-Holland. Located on the banks of Amstel River and the IJsselmeer, is one of the cities called "The Venice of the North". Its original name was Amsteldam (Amstel river dyke) but degenerated to Amsterdam. It was founded in the twelfth century and is the country's political capital. Known for its liberalism, its museums and for hosting Anne Frank.
N 52º 22' 23''
E 04º 53' 35''
The Rijksmuseum situated on the Museumplein (Museum Square) is considered one of the most important museums in the world, bringing together the most significant art collection of the Netherlands, especially the seventeenth century the so-called “Golden Age” Dutch. In it we can find works by such renowned artists as Rembrandt, Vermeer and Hals among others.
The Royal Palace situated on Dam Square is an important building called Koninklijk Paleis. Construction started in 1648 by architects, Jacob and Daniel Van Campensis Stalpaert and was completed in 1665. Completely inside the marble palace, known for its rich decoration, exterior contrasts with a rather austere.
The Sint Nicolaaskerk (Curch of St. Nicholas) is a catholic church located in the centre of Amsterdam. It was completed in 1887 to replace the old Amstelkring which became a museum. It was designed by architect Bleijs Adrianus, combining features of different styles, neo-baroque and neo-renaissance mainly.
The Magna Plaza is an impressive mall that is located in downtown Amsterdam, near Dam Square was built between 1895 and 1899 and was designed to house the Post Office by architect CH Peters, who was inspired by the neo-renaissance style. Until 1988 was the Post Office and since 1992 it can be enjoyed as a commercial centre.
The Oude Kerk (Old Church) is the oldest church in the city. Named from the construction of the New Church on the Dan Square was erected in honour of St. Nicholas, the patron Saint of Sailors. Its tower of 70 meters once served as a reference point for sailors precisely and from it is a beautiful view of the city.
Community Church near the Royal Palace on Dam Square is known as New Church because it was the second church built in the city, after the Oude Kerk. In the early church from 1408 there is almost nothing since a fire reduced it to ashes in 1645, began to rebuild in gothic-renaissance trying to respect the spirit of the original building.
The formidable front of Amsterdam Central Station which was the first station in the Netherlands, is another attraction of the city. Built between 1882 and 1889, is one of the stations in the country, where trains converge from all over Europe and the largest metro lines in Amsterdam.
The Leidseplein is the busiest nightlife area in Amsterdam, and that focuses around a variety of bars, restaurants cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and discos. Amenities highlighted as the Holland Casino or Stadsschouwburg (Municipal Theatre).
Waag was an entrance that formed part of the city walls, its construction began in 1488 and after the demolition of the walls in the sixteenth century, the building was renovated , becoming the building where local authorities were responsible for controlling and weigh the goods.
- Near the Rijksmuseum departs the “pizza cruise”, at noght
takes you through the channels of the city with a pizza dinners.
- Near the station there are travel agencies that organise tours
of the surrounding of Amsterdam.