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ˈæm stərˌdæmAmster·dam

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Amsterdam, Dutch capital, capital of The Netherlandsnoun

    an industrial center and the nominal capital of the Netherlands; center of the diamond-cutting industry; seat of an important stock exchange; known for its canals and art museum

GCIDE

  1. Amsterdamnoun

    A large city which is an industrial center and the official capital of The Netherlands. Population (2000) = 724,096.

Wiktionary

  1. Amsterdamnoun

    A major Dutch port city in North-Holland, nominal capital of The Netherlands.

    The Dutch seat of government is not metropolis Amsterdam but The Hague

    Etymology: from the river Amstel + dam

Freebase

  1. Amsterdam

    Amsterdam is the capital and most populous city of the Netherlands, lying at the center of the Randstad, one of the largest metropolitan areas in Europe. Its status as the Dutch capital is mandated by the Constitution of the Netherlands. Amsterdam has a population of 801,200 within city limits, 1,557,905 in the urban region and 2,332,839 in the greater metropolitan area. The city is located in the province of North Holland in the west of the country. It comprises the northern part of the Randstad, one of the larger conurbations in Europe, with a population of approximately 7 million. Amsterdam's name derives from Amstelredamme, indicative of the city's origin: a dam in the river Amstel. Originating as a small fishing village in the late 12th century, Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age, a result of its innovative developments in trade. During that time, the city was the leading center for finance and diamonds. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the city expanded, and many new neighborhoods and suburbs were planned and built. The 17th-century canals of Amsterdam, located in the heart of Amsterdam, were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in July 2010.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Amsterdam

    the capital of Holland, a great trading city and port at the mouth of the Amsel, on the Zuyder Zee, resting on 90 islands connected by 300 bridges, the houses built on piles of wood driven into the marshy ground; is a largely manufacturing place, as well as an emporium of trade, one special industry being the cutting of diamonds and jewels; birthplace of Spinoza.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. amsterdam

    The capital of Holland. It was occupied by the French general Pichegru on January 19, 1795, and by the Prussians in 1813.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Amsterdam

    The town built on the dam of the Amstel.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Amsterdam in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Amsterdam in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Amsterdam in a Sentence

  1. Mary Bos:

    I loved living in Amsterdam. It was really wonderful. As a child I have to explain about my parents. My dad and I were born in Amsterdam and my mom and brother were born in Philadelphia. So my dad was a billiard player and he was a world amateur champion. When he went to the United States my mother also played and she refereed a game he played and that’s how they met. They were married, they had my brother, they came back to the Netherlands and that’s where I was born. After about 5 years we came to the United States for the summer, then went back for two years to the Netherlands, then my mother became homesick again, so back to the United States and we lived there for 2 years then we came back to Holland after that and our family had planned to stay there for the rest of their lives but different things happened so we came to the united states in February 1940 before the Netherlands was invaded.

  2. Sergio Ermotti:

    I think Frankfurt is a location of choice. There are different, other locations that could come into consideration, i think about Amsterdam, I think about Madrid ... As we speak, we are narrowing down really the options.

  3. Katie Couric:

    Because skating is an important mode of transportation in a city like Amsterdam.

  4. Clemens Binninger:

    Gerhard Schindler said. But German secret service officials have observed a disturbing new trend that combines the two threats. Radicals already in Germany are increasingly trying to penetrate the shelters that hold desperate and increasingly volatile refugees who made it to Germany. They have to be careful, because indigenous Islamists and Salafists could try to take advantage of the desperation of the refugees and to achieve their fanatical ideas, said Clemens Binninger, a member of Parliament. Much of the fear has been driven by the fact that ISIS has clearly stated its plan to send jihadists to Western Europe amid the refugee wave. Fighters with valid documents from European Union countries can enter and exit without being detected, and ISIS has reportedly seized hundreds of Syrian blank passports. As a result, European jihadists could be returning amid the wave, and fighters from Syria and Iraq could be sneaking into Western Europe under humanitarian cover, where they can slip into society using doctored documents. Assassins of Paris, of Brussels and the train between Paris and Amsterdam were either radicalized European Muslims or European jihadists, returned from the battlefields, they're making contact with the network of political Salafists, which have been previously recruited to ISIS. Turkey, a European Union member which has taken in an estimated 2 million refugees from Syria, blasted European nations for turning away refugees and making the continent a.

  5. Bob Bulthuis:

    It's about meeting new people of course but it's also about the image it reflects, because in Amsterdam people are always in a hurry when they are on their bikes. It's good when you can, to be open for other people and take the time to look around you.

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