Amsterdam is the cultural capital of the Netherlands. It is a popular tourism destination, attracting over 20 million visitors each year.
Amsterdam's metropolitan population is 2.4 million, making it part of one of the largest population clusters in Europe.
With 90 islands, 1200 bridges and 60 miles of waterways water has a central role in history of Amsterdam.
The future of Amsterdam may be about the flow of commerce and the use of digital rivers that connect us. That future is being shaped by high speed internet connectivity and high speed interconnections. The Canon of Amsterdam, a list of 50 events and developments that shaped Amsterdam lists the large internet exchange point AMS-ix as #50. It joins ground laying events that built Amsterdam like the Dam and formation of the Amsterdam Exchange Bank.
HostUS's Amsterdam datacenter (AMS01) is located less than two miles from the city center of Amsterdam. The datacenter is owned by Global Switch.
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