Amsterdam facts & figures
Amsterdam has a population of more than 850,000.
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