Amsterdam

A view of the Reguliersgracht on the corner with the Keizersgracht, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands at dusk.

Amsterdam is the capital city and most populous city of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Its status as the Dutch capital is mandated by the Constitution of the Netherlands though it is not the seat of the Dutch government, which is The Hague. Amsterdam has a population of 825,080 within the city proper, 1,317,663 in the urban area and 1,590,520 in the metropolitan area. The city region has an approximate population of 2,431,000.

A view of two brothels in a small street in Amsterdam's Red-light district, also known as the "Wallen".

A view of two brothels in a small street in Amsterdam’s Red-light district, also known as the “Wallen”.

A panorama of 4 segments of an Amsterdam Canal in summer.

A panorama of 4 segments of an Amsterdam Canal in summer.

Central train station, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Central train station, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Cycling in Amsterdam

Cycling in Amsterdam