About Amsterdam

What sets Amsterdam apart is its unique combination of history, seeped into the very bricks of its beautifiul 17th century streetscapes, with the ethos and ambience of a truly modern, forward looking metropolis. The result is a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and a truly special, memorable place.

The small scale of the city centre buildings and the intimacy of its intricate tapestry of streets, canals and squares, bring back visitors time and again. And this is the setting for an astounding array of historic and cultural attractions, a rich blend of cuisines and diversity of places to eat and drink. Whereelse  can you choose between hearty Dutch cooking an the tradiational ‘brown cafés’,  the freshest fish, or a ‘rijstaffel’ in one of Amsterdam’s many Indonesian restaurants.

The city has also the highest museum density in the world, including the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum, home to Rembrandt’s stunning Night Watch. Among many other highlights are the Anne Frank House, Hermitage Amsterdam, the Palace on the Dam, the Artis Zoo, the Jewish Historical Museum and the Rembrandt House.

The historical canal district, which everyone pictures at the mention of Amsterdam, became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2011.

Further Visitor Information
To make the most of the ISC being hosted in one of the world’s great Capital Cities, visit the official Amsterdam Tourism website, www.iamsterdam.com/en