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Amsterdam - History, Coat of arms, City government, Tourist attractions, Nightlife, Weather, Economy, Academia, Public transport, Private transport

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52°23N 4°54E, pop (2000e) 746 000. Major European port and capital city of The Netherlands, in North Holland province, W Netherlands; at the junction of the R Amstel and an arm of the Ijsselmeer; chartered, 1300; member of the Hanseatic League, 1369; capital, 1808; airport (Schiphol), railway; two universities (1632, 1880); harbour industry developed after World War 2; major transshipping point; important commercial and cultural centre; banking, shipbuilding, engineering, cars, aircraft, textiles, brewing, foodstuffs, publishing and printing, chemicals, data processing, diamond-cutting; Concertgebouw Orchestra; House of Anne Frank, Rembrandt House (1606), Oude Kerk (consecrated 1306), Nieuwe Kerk (15th-c), royal palace (17th-c), Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum, Van Gogh Museum; international Windjammer Regatta ‘Sail Amsterdam’ (Aug).

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