Amsterdam is the largest city and the capital of the Netherlands. Amsterdam is also sometimes referred to as the City of Tulips. Amsterdam is like one big village crossed by canals and footbridges, colorful flower markets, and bike paths. Its art galleries, dutch design, and extravagant nightlife make you conclude that this is in fact a big world-class city.

   While the first images it brings to mind may be the sex and drugs of its famous red light district, this is also the city of elegant canalside architecture, relaxed cafes, and a live-and-let-live attitude to pretty much anything. It is famous for its flower markets which are the biggest in the world. Each of the thousands of buildings that line Amsterdam's main canals can be classified as a monument. Apartments, offices, cafés, restaurants, and even brothels are architecturally beautiful, and all together they form an aesthetic uniformity that make the city one of the most charming in the world. A stunning place of bridges and bikes crossing canals, picturesque cobbled streets, and strikingly elegant architecture, Amsterdam is a tourist's paradise.

   Amsterdam is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, receiving more than 4.63 million international visitors annually excluding the 16 million day trippers visiting the city every year. The number of visitors has been growing steadily over the past decade.