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Subject: So. Studies/Sciences: Geography/Cultures

Exploring the World Series: Europe

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Netherlands 6: Amsterdam - Up Close and Personal

Netherlands  6: Amsterdam - Up Close and Personal

This program offers us an up close and personal look at one of the most colorful cities in the world, Amsterdam. With 1280 bridges, 150 different nationalities and 400,000 bicycles, it is a city like no other. First we learn that Amsterdam's Schipol Airport is the busiest airport in Europe and is just 15 miles from the center of town, where we find Central Station, offering fast and dependable trams, such as the Circle tram, which stops at all tourist attractions. Originally founded as a fishing village, this cosmopolitan city is a capitol of commerce and an architectural treasure house. Amsterdam's "Golden Age" was during the 17th century, when it was an international center for banking. We visit the Nederlands Scheepvaart (Maritime) Museum that is housed in what was once the headquarters of the Dutch East India Company and includes a full-scale replica of an 18th-century ship. At Madame Tussaud's Wax Musuem we view the "Glory of the Golden Age, " which depicts a historical journey through Holland, and we see replicas of famous Dutch people, such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Peter Stuyvesant. Next, one of the most cherished museums, the Amstelkring, with its17th century period rooms and its secret "Our Lord in the Attic Chapel." Lastly, touring its diamond factories, we learn when the diamond trade was introduced here in the 16th century Amsterdam became one of the world's most important diamond centers. 04/10DE IJSCA 30 min.

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