Old City Centre

The old city centre of Amsterdam has over 85.000 inhabitants and is the main attraction of the Dutch Capital. It is one of the biggest renaissance city centre’s of Europe, with lots of monumental buildings of the 16th and 17th century. Attractions like Dam Square, Madame Tussauds, The red-light district and China Town can be found here. It consists of small streets and has the oldest canals of the city. There are lots of cafes, galleries and theaters, together with huge shopping centers like De Bijenkorf on Dam Square. Because there are lots of tourists, this part of the city is usually very crowded. The central railway station of Amsterdam is also situated here, from which the rest of Amsterdam and The Netherlands are easily accessible.