Amsterdam Capital City Of Kingdom Of The Netherlands
Amsterdam is a well-known city, and we believe our reader must have at least idea about the place, where it is located and the basic knowledge of the city. Primarily all these information are not sufficient, there is much more to discuss in details. So that when our readers read this article they must have the basic knowledge.
Amsterdam is located in the western side of Netherlands, exactly situated in somewhere in the province of North Holland. The river Amstel stops in the city center and deviates to a large number of canals that finally makes its stop in the IJ. Important thing is to note that it is situated 2 meters below sea level. The adjacent land is more or less flat because it is formed of large polders. A man-made forest or artificially grown forest, Amsterdamse Bos which is situated at the southwest. It is interlinked to the North Sea through the long North Sea canal.
Amsterdam has a population of 810,084 residents within city limits. On detailed analysis, you will be able to know the ethnic structure of the capital that is 49.5% of Dutch lineage and 50.5% of foreign origin. Sometime back in the 16th and 17th-century non-Dutch immigrants to the city were mostly Flemings, Sephardi Jews, Huguenots, and Westphalians respectively. Huguenots had come down after the Edict of Fontainebleau in 1685 while the Flemish Protestants from increased during the Eighty Years war. The Westphalians had come down to the city mostly for economic reasons their arrival remained continued till the 18th and 19th centuries. Before the Second World War, 10% of the city population was Jewish.
Amsterdam is considered to be one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. The city receives more than 4.63 million international visitors yearly, excluding the 16 million-day trippers visits the city per year. The number of visitors has been increasing steadily over the past two decade. This can be attributed to an increasing number of European visitors.
De Wallen is well familiarized designated area for legalized prostitution and is Amsterdam’s largest and most well-known red-light area. This neighborhood has become very famous attraction for tourists. It may consist of a network of roads and alleys containing several hundred small, one-room lodging rented by sex workers who offer their services from behind a window or transparent door, in general, illuminated with red lights.