Amsterdam world map
World map showing Amsterdam. Amsterdam world map (Netherlands) to print. Amsterdam world map (Netherlands) to download. Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age, a result of its innovative developments in trade. During that time, Amsterdam as its shown in Amsterdam world map was the leading center for finance and diamonds. In the 19th and 20th centuries, Amsterdam expanded, and many new neighborhoods and suburbs were formed.
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The 17th-century canals of Amsterdam (in Dutch: 'Grachtengordel'), located in the heart of Amsterdam, were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in July 2010. As Netherlands commercial capital and one of the top financial centres in Europe, Amsterdam is considered an alpha world city by the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) study group (see Amsterdam world map).
Many large Dutch institutions in Amsterdam have their headquarters there, and 7 of the world top 500 companies, including Philips and ING, are based in Amsterdam (see Amsterdam world map). In 2010, Amsterdam was ranked 13th world on quality of living by Mercer, and previously ranked 3rd in innovation by 2thinknow in the Innovation Cities Index 2009.
The Amsterdam Stock Exchange, the oldest stock exchange in the world, is located in the city center. Amsterdam main attractions, including its historic canals, the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum, Hermitage Amsterdam, Anne Frank House, Amsterdam Museum, its red-light district, and its many cannabis coffee shops draw more than 3.66 million international visitors annually (see Amsterdam world map).