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Amsterdam is the capital of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.The city is located in the province of North Holland in the west of the country. The metropolitan area comprises much of the northern part of the Randstad, one of the larger conurbations in Europe, with a population of approximately 7 million. Amsterdam's name derives from Amstelredamme, indicative of the city's origin around a dam in the river Amstel.
As the commercial capital of the Netherlands and one of the top financial centres in Europe, Amsterdam is considered an alpha world city by the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) study group. The city is also the cultural capital of the Netherlands. Many large Dutch institutions have their headquarters there, and seven of the world's 500 largest companies, including Philips and ING, are based in the city.
Famous Amsterdam residents include the diarist Anne Frank, artists Rembrandt van Rijn and Vincent van Gogh, and philosopher Baruch Spinoza. Amsterdam's main attractions, including its historic canals, the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum, Hermitage Amsterdam, Anne Frank House, Amsterdam Museum, its many cannabis coffee shops draw more than 5 million international visitors annually. It is also the world's most multicultural city with at least 177 nationalities represented.
Amsterdam is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, receiving more than 4.63 million international visitors annually. Amsterdam has many parks, open spaces, and squares throughout the city that includes Vondelpark, the largest park in the city, Oud-Zuid an open-air theatre, Dam Square, the main town square and has the Royal Palace and National Monument. Museumplein hosts various museums, including the Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank Museum, Van Gogh Museum, Rembrandt House Museum and Stedelijk Museum a permanent collection that consists of works of art from artists like Piet Mondriaan, Karel Appel, and Kazimir Malevich. Other squares include Muntplein, Leidseplein, Spui, and Waterlooplein. The city also features a large number of open-air markets such as the Albert Cuyp Market, Westerstraat-market, Ten Kate market, and Dappermarket. Amsterdam is famous for its vibrant and diverse nightlife. Famous festivals and events in Amsterdam include Koningsdag, the Holland Festival for the performing arts; Amsterdam Gay Pride; The Cannabis Cup; and the Uitmarkt. The yearly Holland Festival attracts international artists and visitors from all over Europe and the West Church most popular church in the city. The port of Amsterdam is well worth spending a pleasant hour or two joining a cruise around the harbor and canals.
Amsterdam has an oceanic climate strongly influenced by its proximity to the North Sea to the west, with prevailing westerly winds. Both winters and summers are considered mild, Frosts mainly occur during spells of easterly or northeasterly winds from the inner European continent. nights rarely fall below −5 °C (23 °F). Summers are moderately warm with a number of hot days every month. The record extremes range from −15.4 °C (4.3 °F) to 34.5 °C (94.1 °F)