Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam grew from a small fishing village in the 13th century to become one of the most charming and culturally important cities of the world. The city became a worldwide trading centre with important connections to the Hanseatic League in the 17th century. Evidence of the prosperity of Amsterdam´s "Golden Age“ can still be seen in the Patrician houses in the city´s famed Canal District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Amsterdam is well-known for its outstanding museums like the Rijksmuseum, the Rembrandt House or the van Gogh Museum.