Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands. With more than one million inhabitants in its urban area, it is the country's largest city and its financial, cultural, and creative center.
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The Binnenstad is the medieval heart of Amsterdam. It is where most foreign visitors arrive and leave, and has a lot of the city's prime attractions.
Zuid is one of Amsterdam's seven boroughs. It is an affluent area and a popular place among foreign visitors.
The Canal District is the famous 17th-century district surrounding the Binnenstad of Amsterdam.
Oost is a borough of Amsterdam. It lies between the Amstel River in the west and the IJ in the east.
The Jordaan is a district in the centre of Amsterdam. Originally a working-class neighbourhood, the Jordaan has become one of the most upscale areas of the Netherlands, known for its art galleries, speciality shops and boutique restaurants.
Zuidoost, often colloquially referred to as the Bijlmer, is a borough of Amsterdam.
Plantage is a leafy neighborhood in the centre of Amsterdam. This article also covers the Eastern Islands.
West is a vast suburban area of Amsterdam. Administratively it consists of the boroughs West and Nieuw-West, and it also includes the harbor area along the IJ that is directly controlled by the municipal authorities.
Noord is the borough of Amsterdam north of the IJ. It is residential district, and with about 86,000 inhabitants, it has the size of a medium-sized city.