About Amsterdam

About Amsterdam

Last-minute concerns always arise before a trip, and many of them can be resolved by taking a look at our general information about Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam facts & figures

Amsterdam has a population of more than 850,000.

Time zone

Amsterdam is in the Central European Time Zone (GMT+1).

Business opening times

Shops in Amsterdam open from Monday to Fridays (9am – 6pm) and Saturdays from 9am until 5pm approximately. Some stores also close on Monday mornings.

Contrarily, souvenir shops are open until 10pm every day.

Electricity and plugs

The Netherlands uses the classic “Euro” plug, also known as type C and type F. If you are from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia or the United States, you’ll need to bring and adaptor or ask to borrow one at your hotel.

Important telephone numbers

  • Emergencies: 112
  • Area code for Amsterdam: 20
  • Country code for Holland: +31