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Amsterdam

[ am-ster-dam; for 1 also Dutch ahm-stuhr-dahm ]
/ ˈæm stərˌdæm; for 1 also Dutch ˌɑm stərˈdɑm /
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noun
a city in and the official capital of the Netherlands.Compare The Hague.
a city in E New York.
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British Dictionary definitions for Amsterdam

Amsterdam
/ (ˌæmstəˈdæm, Dutch ɑmstərˈdɑm) /

noun
the commercial capital of the Netherlands, a major industrial centre and port on the IJsselmeer, connected with the North Sea by canal: built on about 100 islands within a network of canals. Pop: 737 000 (2003 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Cultural definitions for Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Capital of The Netherlands, located in the west-central region of the country.

notes for Amsterdam

Seat of one of the world's chief stock exchanges and a center of the diamond-cutting industry, the city is also known for its canals and for a great art museum, the Rijksmuseum.
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