Know Amsterdam – Feel it – Love It


 

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the latest estimates conclude that there are more bikes in Amsterdam than permanent residents! Have a look at the list below for more interesting and unexpected facts and figures about Amsterdam.

 

Based on figures from January 2011. Last updated: February 2012.

 

Amsterdam in numbers

Watch these numbers on video: On a Normal Day

 

Inhabitants:     780,559

Inhabitants in Amsterdam Metropolitan Area:           2,289,762

Nationalities:   180

Mayor: 1

Bicycles:          881,000 (estimated)

Percentage of people who cycle daily:           58%

Parks:  40

Trams: 255

Busiest tram line:        5 (37,000 users per day)

Ferries:            9

Markets:          32

Shops: 6,159

Canals:           165

Canal Ring on UNESCO World Heritage List  1

Bridges:           1,281

Houseboats:    2,500

16th, 17th and 18th century buildings:           8,863

Gable stones:   654

Royal Palace:  1

Windmills:       8

Museums:        51

Paintings by Rembrandt:        22

Nightwatch:    1

Civic Guard Gallery:   1

Paintings by Van Gogh:          206

Wax statues at Madame Tussauds:     140

Animals at Artis Zoo: 6,100

Barrel organs:  4

Carillons:         9

Historical church organs:        42

Concerts and theatrical performances per year:          16,000

Concerts and theatrical performances per day:           40

Theatres and concert halls:      55

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra:       1

Muziektheater:            1

Cinemas:         15

Cafés and bars:           1,515

Discotheques:  36

Restaurants:    1,150

Hotels: 370

5-star hotels:    12

Hotel beds:      48,365

Campsites:       5

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