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About Amsterdam

Although the seat of Netherlands government is in The Hague, Amsterdam is the nominal capital. It is also the country’s largest city, with a population of more than 820,000, and the most visited, with over 3,5 million foreign visitors a year.

Museums

Van Gogh museum
Paulus Potterstraat 7
www.vangoghmuseum.nl

Rijksmuseum
Jan Luykenstraat 1
www.rijksmuseum.nl

Anne Frank museum
Prinsengracht 263
www.annefrank.nl

Stedelijk museum
www.stedelijkmuseum.nl

Nederlands Scheepvaart museum
National Maritime museum

Kattenburgerplein 1
www.scheepvaartmuseum.nl

Science Center NEMO (specially for children)
Oosterdok 2
Phone: +31 (0)20- 531 32 33
www.e-nemo.nl

Public Transport

Amsterdam has different kinds of transport: Train, bus, metro and tram.

For transportation by train one needs to buy a ticket from the ticket office at the train station or from the big yellow ticket machines which can be found at every train station .

For transportation by bus, tram or metro one needs to buy a “OV” card (Openbaar Vervoer=Public Transport) .  These cards can be bought at stations and certain tabacco stores and can be purchased for a number of hours, or as a card to be used at all times, but on which you have to put credit.  Credit can be put onto the card at each metro and/or trainstation.  By entering and by leaving the vehicle, one needs to put the card in front of a “reader” (yellow poles on the platforms) and the money for the trip will be deducted from the card.  For more detailed information click here.

The best way to reach the AMC is to take  metro # 50 or # 54 direction ‘Gein`.  Please get off at metro station Holendrecht.  From there it is a 3 minute walk to the main entrance of the hospital.

Detailed travel info for directions AMC for different ways of transport, please go to the tab Travel Information.

Miscellaneous

Rederij Kooij
for a boat trip though the famous canals
Phone: +31 (0)20- 624 56 06
www.rederijkooij.nl

Artis Zoo
Plantage-Kerklaan 38-40
Phone: +31 (0)20- 523 34 00
www.artis.nl

Science Center NEMO (specially for children)
Oosterdok 2
Phone: +31 (0)20- 531 32 33
www.e-nemo.nl

Concertgebouw
Concertgebouwplein 2-6
Phone: +31 (0)20- 671 83 45
www.concertgebouw.nl

For all the information about Amsterdam please visit the website www.iamsterdam.nl