Epicenter of a booming trade network in the 17th Century, Amsterdam grew into one of the most prosperous cities in the world. This rich heritage of art and culture is evident in the city's historic architecture, world-class museums, and vibrant nightlife that comes alive at Dam Square or Rembrandtplein. Interlocking canals have created a unique cityscape and given rise to a biking and boating culture to rival any in the world. The Rijksmuseum with its renowned collection of Dutch and Flemish masterpieces is considered one of the best in the world. The city plays host to more than 300 festivals and celebrations like the Festival of Lights, Koningsdag, and the Grachtenfestival. The city's renowned cafe culture, vintage shops and love for avant-garde design draw thousands looking to explore all it has to offer.