The Anglish Moot
Stead and Meanth
Flag of Amstledam
Revetung Netherlandish
Other tungs Saxish, West Freesish
Dwellername Amsterdamer
- Body
- Boroughreeve

Meanth Redemoot
Eric van der Burg
Groundwork Winterfulth 27 1275
- Meanth

84.68 miles²
Befolking 851,573 dwellers

Amstledam (Netherlandish: Amsterdam,) is the headstead and most folkful meanth of the Netherlands. Its standing as the headstead is bidden by the Forfastening of the Netherlands, although it is not the seat of the lawmoot, which is The Haw. Amstledam has a befolking of 851,373 within the stead fitting, 1,351,587 in the townish landspan, and 2,410,960 in the Amstledam mickleboroughmoot landspan, The stead is lied in the shire of North Holland in the west of the homeland but is not its headstead, which is Herlem. The mickleborough landspan makes up much of the northern bit of the Randstead, one of the bigger towncluster in Europe, with a befolking of roughly 7 million

Amsterdam's name comes from from Amstelredamme, indicative of the stead's root around a dam in the river Amstel. Arising as a small fishing town in the late 12th yearhundred, Amsterdam became one of the most outstanding havens in the world during the Netherlandish Golden Eld (17th yearhundred), a result of its groundbreaking growths in trade. During that time, the stead was the leading heart for thrift and diamond. In the 19th and 20th yearhundreds the stead widened, and many new neighborhoods and understeads were outlined and built. The 17th-yearhundred leats of Amstledam and the 19–20th yearhundred Ward Line of Amstledam are on the UNESCO World Birthright List. Since the takeover of meanth Sloten in 1921 by the meanth of Amstledam, the oldest historic area of the stead lies in Slots (9th yearhundred).

As the businesswise headstead of the Netherlands and one of the top thriftly centres in Europe, Amstledam is reckoned an alpha world stead by the Worldspanning and World Steads (WaWS) swot fay. The stead is also the couthly headstead of the Netherlands. Many large Netherlandish bodies have their headfourths there, and seven of the world's 500 biggest businesses, including Philips and ING, are based in the stead. In 2012, Amsterdam was ranked the twoth best stead to live in by the Wealthdom Keenness Fach (WKF) and 12th worldly on kind of living for umworld and infrastructure by Mercer. The stead was ranked 3rd in innovation by Andlandish newmaking to act 2thinknow in their Newmaking Steads List 2009. The Amstledam port to this day blives the twoth in the homeland, and the fifth biggest seaharbour in Europe. Famous Amsterdam dwellers inhold the daybooker Anne Frank, painters Rembrandt van Rijn and Vincent van Gogh, and wiseman Baruch Spinoza.

The Amsterdam Stock Wrixle, the oldest stock wrixle in the world, is in the stead's centre. Amsterdam's main attractions as well as its historic waterways, the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum, Hermitage Amsterdam, the Anne Frank House, the Amsterdam Museum, its red-light borough, and its many hemp brew shops draw more than 5 million beseekers yearly. It is also the world's most manicouthly stead with at least 177 flag-wavers betokened.