Amsterdam Facts


Amsterdam Tourist Information



Amsterdam in numbers

25%  of Holland is below the sea level.
The Dutch are the tallest people in Europe and they rank second tallest in the world.
 Amsterdam is well below sea level and at the lowest point of Amsterdam it is 6.7 meters below sea level.
The highest point in Netherlands, Vaalserberg, is only 323 meters above sea level, the rest of the country is flat.

Poplation density                                                  3.506/km2

Time Zone:                                                              GMT/UTC +1
Telephone area code:                                            020
Inhabitants:811,185
Inhabitants in Amsterdam Metropolitan Area:2,332,773
Nationalities:                                                          178
Mayor:1
Night Mayor:1
Bicycles:881,000 (estimated)
Percentage of people who cycle daily:58%
Parks:40
Trams:216
Busiest tram line:1 (36,000 users per day)
Ferry routes (provided by GVB):9
Electric vehicle charging points650 (and increasing)
Markets:32
Shops:
6,159
Canals:165
Canal Ring on UNESCO World Heritage List:1
Bridges in the Canal Ring:80
Houseboats:2,500
16th, 17th and 18th century buildings:8,863
Gable stones:654
Royal Palace:1
Windmills:8
Museums:75
Paintings by Rembrandt:22
The Night Watch:1
Civic Guard Gallery:1
Paintings by Van Gogh:207
Wax statues at Madame Tussauds:140
Types of animal at Artis Royal Zoo:900
Barrel organs:4
Carillons:9
Historical church organs:42
Concerts and theatrical performances per year:9,000
Concerts and theatrical performances per day:25
Theatres and concert halls:55
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra:1
Dutch National Opera & Ballet:1
Cinemas:15
Caf├ęs and bars:1,515
Clubs:16
Restaurants:1,325
Hotels:413
5-star hotels:14
Hotel beds:54,857
Campsites:6