Amsterdam Water Level

The average water level in Amsterdam

The average water level in Amsterdam


Point zero

Amsterdam - Standards International (SI) units such as kilograms and meters are kept in Paris. They are recorded to be used as an international benchmark. This makes the "Parisian" meter the perfect meter - all other meters are based on this benchmark.

Trough no International Standard, Amsterdam has also its own benchmark: Amsterdam Level or officially 'Amsterdam Ordnance Datum'. It is the average level of the water. It's very handy for boats. Now they now for example if the canal is deep enough or whether they fit under a bridge!

The water mark in the Netherlands is shown relative to the mean sea level. The original N.A.P. point was hidden in the ground beneath Dam square. In 1988 it moved to the Town Hall (Stopera). Here everyone can visit the water mark and see that Holland is built below sea level!

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    Adress and visitor information

    Amsterdam Water Level

    Address: Amstel 1
    Postal code and City: 1011 PN  Amsterdam
    Region: Amsterdam Centrum
    Province/Region: Noord-Holland

    Visit: An average visits takes approx. 0,5 hours.
    Please check pricing and availability before visiting.

    Let op: The locations on the map are indicational. It is not always the entrance, parking lot or best route. The map shows up to 8 locations in the area. Want to see all locations? Check our Hotspot map or use the Search option on this website.



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    Point Zero in Germany

    Normalnull - German height reference system derived from Amsterdam Ordnance Datum
    Normalh�hennull - Current German height reference system linked to NAP

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