Some Amsterdam facts

Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands.

The name Amsterdam is derived from the city’s origins: it grew around a dam in the river Amstel

Mokum is a popular nickname for Amsterdam. It is derived from the Hebrew ‘makom,’ which means ‘place.

Amsterdam is also known as the ‘Venice of the North’ due to its many canals. Some folks think it’s cool to refer to Amsterdam as ‘The Dam’or ‘De Dam.” It’s not. It just makes you sound dumb.