Netherlands 's capital, Amsterdam is a world-known city.
Its canals, the Red Light District and liberal attitude made
it really famous. Amsterdam gained the reputation of the
city of free love, free drugs and free everything, but the
truth is that Amsterdam is very diverse city.
Amsterdam is the country's largest city, with a population
of almost 750,000. It's also the most visited city in Netherlands
with over 3,5 million foreign visitors a year. Many international
exhibitions are hold here every year. Spring and summer are
the best seasons for traveling to Amsterdam , but there is
a lot to see and to do in winter as well. Amsterdam was founded
as a fishing village around the thirteenth century and got
its name after the river Amstel. Since that time it had its
rises and falls and finally became the city we see today.
Amsterdam is a city of tolerance and diversity.
It has all the advantages of a big city: luxurious hotels,
fashionable shops, developed transport - but is relatively
small, quiet, and has a little road traffic. Amsterdam
's centre is small, though finding your way around the
canal belt can be difficult. The Old city is contained
within the ring of concentric canals dating from the 17th
century that form the crescent-shaped canal belt bordered
by the Singelgracht.