A New Odditorium – Dam Square Amsterdam
You may have noticed from our Unboxing episodes that we get excited when new exhibits come in. The only thing that can make us even more excited is when we have a new location opening.
Ripley’s has Believe It or Not! Odditoriums located around the globe: from North America to Australia. Now, we’re happy to welcome Amsterdam to the Ripley’s family.
Amsterdam: Valiant, Steadfast, Compassionate
Given its quirks, Amsterdam will fit right into the Ripley’s collective. Believe it or not, Amsterdam’s airport sits a full four meters (13 feet) below sea level. If the sea levels rise, they only way you’ll be able to visit Amsterdam is by boat.
Amsterdam is also considered to be the most bicycle friendly city in the world. Within the municipality, there’s an estimated population of over 800,000 people. However, the city is said to house over a million bicycles. Unless each resident owns 1.25 bicycles, those numbers don’t make much sense.
I wonder how many of the bikes being counted are actually at the bottom of one of Amsterdam’s canals? It’s a fair question because Amsterdam’s Water Authority fishes up to 15,000 bikes from the canals each year. Some of them end up there through reasonable means, but others are tossed in by thieves and rowdy kids.
As if the fun and quirky nature of the place wasn’t awesome enough, check out these early sneak peak pictures of some of the exhibits you’ll find there.
The Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Amsterdam location is open now! Make sure you’re there so you can brag that you saw it first! Head over to their website to buy tickets.