Amsterdam is the nominal capital of Netherlands, lied among the water-covering land of two waters; IJ bay and the Amstel River. Built in 1200s as a fishing port and became the chief trading of northern Europe in 1600s. It is, today, the greater metropolitan called Ring City encompassing Utrecht, Hague and Rotterdam. It is famous for its free-spirited liberalism, ... More>diversity and tolerance. It has something for everyone’s wish, whether the one prefers culture and history, vibrant parties, or the relaxing charm of an old European city, embraced by impressive architecture, lovely canals criss-crossing the city, great shopping, and friendly people who nearly all speak English well. Museum Het Rembrandthuis and Van Gogh Museum are not-to-miss.