Amsterdam

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Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the biggest city of the Netherlands. It is found near the river called Amstel, from which originates the the term naming the city — „Dam on the Amstel’’. The Constitution defines Amsterdam as the capital of the Netherlands, but the Government is located in The Hague.

The first written mention of the fisherman’s village of Dam-Amstel refers to the year 1204, and Amsterdam is established in the year 1275, when count Floris V granted fishermen bridge exemption fees, i.e. fees for moving bridges. The status of the city of Amsterdam was received in the year 1300.

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