Amsterdam - The Netherlands
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member superstein
N 52° 22.954 E 004° 55.531
31U E 631051 N 5805334
Quick Description: Flag of Amsterdam. This one was special made for 'sail 2010'
Location: Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Date Posted: 10/3/2010 8:28:14 AM
Waymark Code: WM9VZW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Long Description:
The flag of Amsterdam is the official flag for Amsterdam, the capital city of the Netherlands. The current design of the flag depicts three Saint Andrew's Crosses and is based on the escutcheon in the coat of arms of Amsterdam. The flag was adopted on February 5, 1975

The colors of the flag are derived primarily from the coat of arms of the City of Amsterdam, or rather from the shield in it. The meaning of the colors is unclear. According to the City of Amsterdam, its origin could go back the coat of arms of the Persijn family, which once owned a large tract of land in the capital.

In the coats of arms of two other Dutch cities, Dordrecht and Delft, the middle stripe symbolizes water. In regards to Amsterdam, this black strip becomes the River Amstel. These colors as well as the crosses are to be seen in the flags of both Ouder-Amstel und Amstelveen.
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