a big city that is a commercial center in addition to moderate capital regarding the Netherlands
- a commercial center additionally the nominal capital of Netherlands; center regarding the diamond-cutting business; chair of a significant stock-exchange; known for its canals and art museum
main town of the Netherlands; the name is a reference into the dam constructed on the Amstel river. Prevalence of dam in Dutch place names reflects the location of Holland.
Amsterdam [Ian McEwan]
- Amsterdam [Am.] [waltz]
At Paris he met men of science and letters - Peter Guenellon, the well-known Amsterdam physician; Ole Romer, the Danish astronomer; Thoynard, the critic; Melchisedech Thevenot, the traveller; Henri Justel, the jurist; and Francois Bernier, the expositor of Gassendi.