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Amsterdam By Numbers In A Nut Shell

Aug 4, 2008
Let's have a look at the city, tourist and hotel options numbers.

Amsterdam has a population of around 728,763 whilst the Greater Amsterdam area has 1,498,205 inhabitants (around double the original figure). The 728,763 inhabitants have a total of 173 nationalities groups and owns an incredible 600,000 bicycles. This means that there is as many bicycles in Amsterdam as bulb flowers in gardens and parks within the city. The town has 23 parks, which host some of the 220,000 trees you will find in the city.

Amsterdam's amazing array of tourist attractions may have you worried that the town will be so crowded by tourists you might not find a place to stay or eat! The good news is that Amsterdam has a very good reputation of accommodating their yearly amount of 15,854,000 day visitors. There is also more than enough space for the foreign visitors who spend 8,332,600 nights there each year. Amsterdam boasts 755 restaurants and an astounding 1 402 cafes and bars. There is always somewhere for you to lay your head on one of the 38,200 hotel beds in the city. Nature enthusiasts can make use of the five camp sites during warming months.

Getting around with or without a bike is not a problem, because the city has 232 city trams, nine ferry boats, and 110 glass topped canal boats and saloon-boats, which means you'll always find a mode of transport. Tourists can combine their transport with accommodation, by renting one of Amsterdam's 2,500 houseboats. Amsterdam will not disappoint on the shopping front. There are 21 general markets, one flower market, as well as 10,334 shops, of which 165 specialize in antiques. Jewelry fans can visit one of the city's 24 diamond polishing factories.

Amsterdam's weighty infrastructure is built upon the 165 canals which are crossed by 1,281 bridges, eight drawbridges, and one skinny bridge. Amsterdam is famous for being a city of culture, history and art. 6,800 of its buildings were built in from the 16th to 18th centuries. The city also include 654 gable stones, 1 royal place, 51 museums, 141 art galleries, 302 statues and sculptures, 22 Rembrandt paintings, 206 Van Gogh paintings, and 42 historical church organs. Locals and visitors can also enjoy 16,000 concerts and theatrical performances a, year which calculates to around 40 per day, 55 concert and theatre venues, 61 cinemas, 36 nightclubs, and, of course, six windmills.

These figures prove why Amsterdam has always been a popular choice from the beginning of international travel. While the figures are interesting to read, you are advised to also take them into account when booking your accommodation and to make sure that you book ahead of time.
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