Fun facts of Amsterdam
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Amsterdam smallest house
Tiny houses in Hollands capital
At 22 Oude Hoogstraat in Amsterdam, there's a small house with a clockgable. This house has a width of 2 metres and a depth of 6 metres. Here stands the smallest house of Amsterdam. There is another house, known as the smallest house, along the Singel. This is not correct though. The facade has a width of 1.80 metres, but the house is 16 metres deep and has a backgable of 8 metres wide.
Thieving in Amsterdam
"My bike is gone.."
Every year 50.000 are stolen in the city. By night the Grimburgwal and the Koningsplein become bike shops, where junkies, professional thieves and drunks put their stolen goods on the market. A stolen bike will cost you approximately 25 Euro. But be aware of undercover policemen. If they´ll catch you´ll receive a 200 Euro fine.
If you discover that your bike has gone, it doesn´t necessarily mean it´s been stolen. The government has a strickt policy when it comes to wrong parked bicycles. If your bike is parked on a place where it isn´t allowed, it´s most likely that it is transported to an AFAC depot.
Wanna know if you´re bike is at one of those AFAC depots? Click on the link below...
Tourists in Holland
During a stay in the Netherlands, foreign tourists spend 2.6 billion euros in total over the year 2009. In addition, 1.4 billion was spend on the trip to the Netherlands, which comes down to an average of 404 euros per person.
In 2009, there were less foreign visitors than in previous years. This was mainly caused by a decrease in the number of international visitors with a business motive. Seven out of ten international tourist visited the Netherlands during their holiday, which counts down to 6.9 million visitors. This number has increased further over the past decade, from 55% in 2000 to 90% in 2009.
There has been a remarkable increase in the number of visits to museums and historical sites.