[am-ster-dam; for 1 also Dutch ahm-stuhr-dahm]
a city in and the official capital of the Netherlands. Compare Hague, The.
a city in E New York. Unabridged
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Amsterdam (ˌæmstəˈdæm, Dutch ɑmstərˈdɑm)
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)

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Amsterdam definition

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

Note: 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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There are also three other smaller financial districts in amsterdam.
The museum is housed in one of the few modern buildings in this area of amsterdam.
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