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Amsterdam capital of the Netherlands, lies on the banks of two bodies of water, IJ bay and the Amstel river. Amsterdam has many tourist attractions for visitors. The most famous tourist attraction in Amsterdam is the system of canals ("grachten"), that spreads over the whole city centre. Amsterdam is known as one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world and is a centre of bicycle culture. Amsterdam has over fifty museums which attract many millions of visitors every year, outstanding museums include the Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum, Rembrandt House Museum and the Van Gogh Museum houses the largest collection of Van Gogh's paintings and drawings in the world. Anne Frank House is also a popular Amsterdam attraction. Amsterdam has a world-class symphony orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra . Amsterdam is the business capital of the Netherlands and is still one of the most important cities in Europe, to do business, many Dutch corporations and banks have their headquarters in Amsterdam. History of Amsterdam, Amsterdam was founded in the late 12th century as a small fishing village on the banks of the Amstel, it is now the largest city in the country. The 17th century is considered Amsterdam's "Golden Age", ships sailed from Amsterdam to the Baltic Sea, North America, Africa, Indonesia and Brazil, this formed the basis of a worldwide trading network, Amsterdam became one of the wealthiest cities in the world.
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