This is Amsterdam (by Víctor Fuster)Presentation Transcript
This is Amsterdam
Introduction• Is the largest city and the capital of the Netherlands. Its principal language is Dutch. One of the larger conurbations in Europe, with a population of approximately 7 million.
History of Amsterdam• The 17th century is considered Amsterdams Golden Age, during which it became the wealthiest city in the world.
Geography of Amsterdam• Amsterdam is intensely urbanized, as is the Amsterdam metropolitan area surrounding the city. Comprising 219.4 square kilometres of land, the city proper has 4,457 inhabitants per km2 and 2,275 houses per km2.Parks and nature reserves make up 12% of Amsterdams land area.• The oldest area of the town is known as de Wallen (the quays). It lies to the east of Damrak and contains the citys famous red light district.
Geography of Amsterdam• De Wallen, also known as Walletjes or Rosse Buurt, is a designated area for legalised prostitution and is Amsterdams largest and most well known red-light district.
The economy amsterdam• Amsterdam is the financial and business capital of the Netherlands. Amsterdam is currently one of the best European cities in which to locate an International Business.
Info of tourists• Amsterdam is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, receiving more than 4.63 million international visitors annually, this is excluding the 16 million day trippers visiting the city every year.
Move in Amsterdam• In the city centre, driving a car is discouraged. Parking fees are expensive, and many streets are closed to cars or are one- way.