Amsterdam is divided by more than 80 km (more than
50 mi) of canals into about 90 islands joined by about 400
Boat cruise on the canals: lovers.nl - Clipper (sailship): stadamsterdam.nl
Streets of Amsterdam: Stationsplein, Damplein, Herengracht, Keizersgracht
Population (1993 estimate) 719,856.
The city is a major port linked to the North Sea and other European countries by a network of railways and canals, notably the North Sea Canal, which is navigable by oceangoing vessels.
Among leading industries in the city are shipbuilding, sugar refining, publishing, and the manufacture of heavy machinery, paper products, textiles and clothing, porcelain and glass, aircraft, automobiles, and chemicals.
The city is famous as a center for polishing and cutting diamonds (as it's history is linked with Antwerp). gerritrietveldacademie.nl
Football club: ajax.nl - amsterdamarena.nl
In Amsterdam people enjoy the canals, even with a kayak.
Major cities near Amsterdam:
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