Fun facts about Amsterdam

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As a follower of our blogs, you probably already know quite a lot about Amsterdam, but there are also many things you definitely didn’t know!

Did you know, for example, that there are more bicycles in Amsterdam than inhabitants? There are almost 881,000 bicycles for 840,000 inhabitants – crazy, isn’t it? However, you won’t only find them in the streets, many of them are also in the canals. If you’re lucky, you may see one of the city’s boats equipped with a large crane on deck to remove the bikes from the canals. But who wonders? 63% of Amsterdammers use their bicycles every day, so it can happen that they fall into a canal, right?

Speaking of canals, Amsterdam has a lot of them, 165 to be exact, and is therefore called “the Venice of the North” also because of its large number of bridges, well the weather is unfortunately not as nice as in Italy. If you want to know more about it, then take a look at our blog about the weather in Amsterdam.

Let’s stay on the water.  In Amsterdam you will find more than 2500 houseboats. In the past, living on a boat was rather a sign of poverty. Nowadays, it is rather hip to be one of the 5,500 inhabitants of a houseboat. But there are also other uses for the floating premises. In addition to restaurants, holiday accommodations and inhabited boats, there is also a houseboat for stray cats.

There is even a floating version of a flower market, the Bloemenmarkt in Amsterdam’s city centre. This is unique in its kind and cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

Another interesting fact is that there is a long history behind Amsterdam’s well-known logo, the three Xs. We have summarized this and also the myths about it in a blog as well, you can find it here.

If you want to find out more about Amsterdam, activities and history, visit our blogs and Instagram page from time to time. There we will provide you with new interesting information and posts every week.

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360 Amsterdam Tours