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Amsterdam Fun Facts

Amsterdam Fun Facts

Did you know that…

  • Amsterdam has 811.185 inhabitants and 881.000 bicycles?
  • that 12.000 bicycles are pulled out of Amsterdam’s canals every year?
  • Amsterdam counts 411.585 female and 399.600 male inhabitants?
  • There are 178 nationalities in Amsterdam?
  • Amsterdam has 8 windmills and 165 canals?
  • Amsterdam has 1.515 cafes, 1.325 restaurants, 16 clubs and 15 cinemas.
  • Amsterdam has 40 parks, 33 markets, 6.073 shops and 75 museums.
  • Amsterdam has 413 hotels, 54.857 hotel beds and 6 campings.
  • Prostitutes in Amsterdam pay 150 euro rent per night for their window brothels.
  • Vincent van Gogh Museum has 1.430.000 visitors per year.
  • There are 207 paintings of Van Gogh.
  • The public transport in the Red Light District is best rated (9) by the inhabitants of Amsterdam.
  • Amsterdam has 22 paintings of Rembrandt van Rijn.
  • Rembrandt’s wife is buried in Amsterdam’s Old Church, which stands in the heart of the Red Light District.
  • Sculptures of Rembrandt’s famous painting (The Night Watch) can be found on Rembrandt Square.
  • Amsterdam has 4 street organs, 9 carillons and 42 historical church organs.

amsterdam fun facts

  • Amsterdam has 2.500 house boats.
  • Coffeeshops may legally only sell you a maximum of 5 grams of weed/hasj.
  • The Fo Kuang Shan Temple in Amsterdam’s chinatown, was the first (and the biggest) traditional Chinese temple in Europe.
  • The first gay marriage in the world took place on April 1st, 2001 in Amsterdam.
  • The Amsterdam Arena was the first stadium in Europe with a retractable roof!
  • Amsterdam has an unemployment rate of 9.5%.
  • Most lights in the Red Light District are red-colored, but some lamps have a purple color. Usually (not always though) this means that there is a transexual prostitute.
  • With an average length of 184 cm for men and 170 cm for women, the Dutch are the tallest people in Europe.
  • In the Netherlands, the highest temperature ever recorded was 38.6 C. (101 Fahrenheit)
  • The minimum age of being a prostitute is 18.
  • The oldest building in Amsterdam is the Old Church, which was build 800 years ago.
  • Recently (December 2013), the Museum of Prostitution opened its doors. It’s the first museum in the world that is focused on prostituttion.
  • The founder of Heineken (Freddy Heineken) was kidnapped in 1983 by an infamous criminal called Willem Holleeder.
  • Amsterdam residents are the second largest consumers of coffee in the world.
  • There is a Dutch beer which is called Amsterdam Maximator and contains 11.6% alcohol.

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