Amsterdam is the capital and most populous municipality of the Netherlands. Its status as the capital is mandated by the Constitution of the Netherlands, although it is not the seat of the government, which is The Hague. From its humble beginnings as a 13th-century fishing village on a river bed to its current role as a major hub for business, tourism and culture, Amsterdam has had a strong tradition as a center of culture and commerce. With world-class museums, quirky festivals, theatre, live music, laid-back bars and delightful restaurants, there’s never a shortage of things to do in Amsterdam!
The public transport chip card (OV-chipkaart) is used for travel on trams, buses and metros.
Three types of OV-chipkaart are available:
The first two types carry a fee of €7.50 for the card itself, and you have to have at least €4 on it to be able to travel. Tickets are valid across the whole network from the first use, allowing you to take as many journeys as you choose within your chosen time-frame. Rechargable cards are available at GVB ticket vending machines, GVB Tickets & Info locations, and select newsstands and supermarkets. Day cards can not be bought from the driver on the bus. Tickets can only be purchased using debit or credit as of 26 March 2018. Cash is no longer accepted on buses and trams.
Dating back to the 13th century, Amsterdam got its start as a trading city. Even in its earliest days, “Amsterdammers” saw the value of building relationships with other cultures, especially when it helped facilitate trade and economic development. Today, Amsterdam retains its character as an open and tolerant society, attracting visitors and new residents from all corners of the globe.
When it comes to dining out, Amsterdam has something for everyone. So no matter what your budget, the time of day, or the style of food you’re looking for, you’ll find it. Bon appetit!
Whether you’re searching for the best souvenir, a unique vintage dress or the latest designer handbag, Amsterdam has the perfect shop for you! Hunt for antiques, score some limited-edition trainers or sample local Dutch delicacies.
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Important dates of the conference are as below:
Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ Amsterdam
Piet Heinkade 1
1019 BR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Founded in 2005; Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ is the most important stage for contemporary music in the Netherlands. It is located above the IJtunnel, a ten-minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station. The building was designed by Danish architects 3XN. Spacious modern rooms, parking directly under the building and an unparalleled view: Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ has it all in house.