Did you know the largest chain of hotels is the InterContinental Hotels, with 4600 hotels and above 674,000 rooms. This one in Amsterdam is one of the most historic and is in an ideal central location to explore the city. Most people think Amsterdam is just for boating and it is that too but there are 1.2 million bikes in this city with a local population of 800,000. The city has over 400 km of bike lanes. It’s plain and simple: Bikes have the right of way.