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Fast Facts

Amsterdam has 165 canals. If you stand in the right spot on the Bridge of 15 Bridges, between Reguliersgracht and Herengracht, you can view 15 distant arches.

Approximately a third of the country lies below sea level.  A sophisticated system of dikes and pumps protects the coast. 

The official name of the country is the Kingdom of the Netherlands, ruled by King Willem-Alexander. When people refer to Holland, they often think it is the name of the entire country; when, in fact, it is just the name of two of the Netherland’s provinces, Noord-Holland (north) and Zuid-Holland (south).

The Eleven Cities Journey is a skating marathon through the countryside of Friesland in the Netherlands, held each year in January.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Amsterdam Centraal Station

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Amsterdam Centraal Station

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Amsterdam Central Station

Ideally located right next to Centraal Train Station, this hotel offers easy access to many shopping and cultural heritage sites in this historic city.

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When to Go

Watch Amsterdam bloom in the spring and summer, seasons that also welcome the most vacationers. You’ll find more room to explore this beautiful city during fall and winter, when hotels are less crowded, except around the holidays.

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