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    Walking time 

    Amsterdam has 4,925 km of streets and paths. If you wanted to walk them all, assuming you walked four kilometers an hour, eight hours a day, it would take you 154 days. And, when you need to get home there are 1,324 bus and tram stops, and subway and railway stations in Amsterdam.


    Assuming that every kilometer of street in Amsterdam has an average of 33 street lamps with 50W of power, then Amsterdam has more than 162,509 street lamps, which use 8.1 megawatts of electricity per hour. Over a number of years, that adds up to the amount of energy produced by a volcanic eruption.

    Local recreation 

    With a total area of 22 square kilometers, public green spaces and parks make up 10% of Amsterdam’s total area, 220 square kilometers. That means each of Amsterdam’s 825,080 residents has an average of 26.7 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals!


    When people in Amsterdam want to go out, they are spoilt for choice; the city has more than 2,115 cafés, restaurants, bars, ice-cream parlors, beer gardens, cinemas, nightclubs and theatres. If they were all lined up along a single street, it would need to be at least 13 km long.


    More than 336 sights and monuments, and far more than 2,383 retailers, mean there is plenty of sightseeing to do in Amsterdam. Feeling tired? After a hard day visiting all the cultural attractions in the city, shopping or a night at the theatre, Amsterdam offers more than 313 hotels, youth hostels and camp sites.
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