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Facts and figures

Prinsengracht Brouwersgracht

General

Founded
Sunday, October 27, 1275
Inhabitants
838.338 (5.081 per km²)
Inhabitants in Amsterdam Metropolitan Area
2.332.773
Nationalities
180
Area
219 km²
- Land
165 km²
- Water
54 km²
Downtown area
8,04 km² (1.987 acres)
Time zone
CET (UTC +1)
 

Transport

Trein
Bicycles
±881.000
Percentage of people who cycle daily
58%
Trams
213
Tram lines
16
Tram rail
213 km
Busiest tram line
5 (±37.000 gebruikers per dag)
Metro lines
4
Metro rail
81,2 km
Ferries
7
Public parking spaces in city center
±19.580
Electric vehicle charging points
±756
 

Shopping

Dam
Shops
5.517
Busiest shopping street
Kalverstraat;
±40.000 visitors on Saturdays
Most expensive shopping street
P.C. Hooftstraat
Longest shopping street
Kalverstraat; 700 m
Largest department store
de Bijenkorf; 20.000 m²
Art galleries
141
Diamond cutters
24
Antique shops
165
Markets
32
Flower Markets
1
Biggest daily market in western Europe
Albert Cuyp; 260 market stands; 600 m
 

Buildings and streets

Keizersgracht Leliegracht
16th, 17th and 18th century buildings
8.863
Gable stones
654
Street bollards
±38.000
Windmills
8
Oldest house
Begijnhof 34; year 1425
Widest house
Kloveniersburgwal 29; 22,00 m
Smallest house in Europe
Oude Hoogstraat 22; 2,02 m
Smallest facade
Singel 7; 1,00 m
Oldest street
Nieuwendijk; year 1225
Narrowest street
Trompettersteeg
Longest street
Kerkstraat
 

Canals

Keizersgracht Leidsegracht
Canals
165
Added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Since August 2010
Total lengte canals
75 km
Oldest canal
Oudezijds Voorburgwal; year 1385
Longest canal
Singelgracht; 6,29 km
Average depth canals
2,6 m
Bicycles dredged from the canals annually
±6.000
Muted canals
70
Sluices
14
Bridges
1.281
Widest bridge
Torensluis; 42 m
Narrowest bridge
Drieharingenbrug
Wooden drawbridges
8
Passengers canal boats per year
> 3.250.000
Boats in center
±3.300
Pedal boats
120
Houseboats
±2.500
Houseboats residents
±5.500
 

Coffeeshops

Coffeeshop Red light bar Amsterdam
Tourist coffee shops visitors per year
±1.500.000
Percentage of tourists who visits a coffee shop
23,4%
Sales volume of soft drugs per year
±100.000 kg
 

Red Light District

Rosse buurt Amsterdam
Area
±13 hectares; (±32 acres)
Windows
±400
Number of employed prostitutes per day
±700
Number of employed prostitutes per year
±5.600
Official sex clubs
15
Official escort companies
23
Prostitute visitors per year
±200.000
 

Places of interest

Amsterdam grachten
Biggest museum
Rijksmuseum; 12.000 m²
Statues and sculptures
302
Wax statues at Madame Tussauds
140
flower bulb in parks
±600.000
 

Entertainment

Spui
Restaurants
1.150
Cafés and bars
1.515
Clubs
36
Barrel organs
4
Carillons
9
Historical church organs
42
Concerts and theatrical performances per year
±16.000
Concerts and theatrical performances per day
±40
Theatres and concert halls
55
 

Tourism

Hollands
Tourists per year
±5.340.000
Foreign tourists per year
±4.359.700
Overnight stays per year
±9.801.500
413
5-star hotels
14
54.857
Campsites
5
Cruise ships a year
137
 

Most visitors

Anne Frank
3.753.420
2.255.010
2.160.000
1.411.908
1.266.966
1.129.520
680.000
9. NEMO
665.649
485.000
475.000<
404.404
398.000
381.000

Update: Wednesday 17 October 2018