From its humble beginnings as a 13th-century fishing village on a river bed to its current role as a major hub for business, tourism and culture, Amsterdam is one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Amsterdam is home to many cultures and flavors and offers plenty of exotic foods in a plethora of restaurants. Amidst a 17th-century canal system, Dutch Renaissance and Baroque architecture can be seen throughout the city juxtaposed to modern building styles. Museums, galleries and shopping opportunities abound, as well as one of their favorite modes of transportation, bicycles. This art captures the essence of the rich culture as well as modern day influences of the people carrying the iconic slogan of the city, "I Amsterdam".