Amsterdam

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#1  Location  50 seconds

Where is Amsterdam?

#2  Buttons  20 seconds

Why do many houses in Amsterdam appear to be crooked and leaning sideways?

They're sitting on support poles

The ground has shifted over time

Earthquakes have ruined the foundations

They were designed that way

The city is built on a swampy area so every building sits on support poles, many of which are from the 17th century.

#3  Type answer  30 seconds

In 2001, Amsterdam was the first capital city in the world to allow what?

Gay Marriage

Same sex marriage

same-sex marriage

Since then, the city has been a favorite tourist destination among the LGBTQIA+ community.

#4  Location  50 seconds

Where is the Rijksmuseum?

#5  Buttons  20 seconds

How many pieces of art are located within the Rijksmuseum?

1 million

8 thousand

500 thousand

800 thousand

While they have over one million pieces in their collection, they only showcase around 8 thousand at a time.

#6  Buttons  20 seconds

Rijksmuseum is the only museum in the world to have what historical feature inside of it?

A road that cars could drive on

Pieces of Albert Einstein's brain

A room with snippets of hair attached to every surface

A riverbed installation

The road served as a historical gate into the city. The cars were banned, and nowadays it’s open for bicycles only.

#7  Location  50 seconds

There is only one in Amsterdam, where is the Royal Palace?

#8  Buttons  20 seconds

The Royal Palace wasn't always used by royalty. Originally, what was this famous building used as?

City Hall

The Capital building

A hotel

Military barracks

Although no longer home to the Royal family, this grand 17th century building is still used to hold official receptions.

#9  Buttons  20 seconds

The Royal Palace is located on what is known as the most important square in Amsterdam. What is the square named?

Dam Square

Old Church's Square

Markenplein

Rembrandt Square

In addition to the Royal Palace, Dam Square has the New Church, Madame Tussauds Amsterdam and the World War II memorial.

#10  Buttons  20 seconds

In Amsterdam, smoking tobacco in cafés and restaurants is legal. True or False?

False

True

Contrary to popular assumption, smoking in these areas has been prohibited since 2008.

#11  Type answer  30 seconds

Every year between 12,000 and 15,000 of these are dredged out of the Amsterdam canals. What are they?

Bikes

Over 60% of Amsterdam's residents cycle every day, and there are about three bicycles for every car on the road.
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