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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Interesting Amsterdam at

The name Amsterdam comes from the combination of the river Amstel and the Dam that was built on it in order to found the original village know today as Amsterdam.
You might know the name Amstel as the name of a beer which was also named after the river because it was brews locally.
Amsterdam has over 1 million bikes but only 700.000 people who are living there.
When you land at Schiphol Airport, you are actually four meters below sea level.
The Netherlands has more than 4,000 km of navigable rivers, lakes and canals.
Amsterdam has over 300 coffee shops which can legally sell up to 5 grams of soft drugs to each person.
The Dutch people are are the tallest in all Europe. (and the best looking)
Amsterdam has 70 glass-topped canal boats.
The world famous Koh-I-Noor diamond was cut in Amsterdam.
75% of the entire worlds flower bulb production comes from Netherlands
The International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court are both in The Hague.
Holland has around a thousand original still working windmills.
Netherlands is the third largest exporter of agricultural products in the world even though just three percent of the Dutch population are employed in this sector. (Tulips I guess)
Holland has over 15,000 km of bicycle lanes.
Flevoland, the Netherlands twelfth province was reclaimed from the south sea which started in 1986.
Amsterdam is built entirely on piles, huge stakes driven into the ground.Central station has 6000 of them keeping it up.
Holland always has a coalition government, so it's a country of compromise and tolerance.
Every Dutch person has at least one bike and there are twice as many bikes as cars.
Holland was one of the six founding members of the European Union.
Holland's highest point is 323 meters above sea level which makes it their highest mountain.
Most Dutch people speak at least one foreign language as well as Dutch and English.
Rotterdam, once the worlds largest port has now dropped to second place so it's the second largest port in the world.
Holland and the Netherlands are the same country.
A quarter of the Netherlands is below sea level. is an Amsterdam Hotels booking agency. They discounts up to 75% on hotel rooms in a number of carefully selected well managed hotels in Amsterdam. The reservation service is available for anybody and is FREE to use - they charge NO FEES to their customers. Each time you make a booking with, you are saving money - Because every hotel room they sell is DISCOUNTED!

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