Thursday, April 14, 2016

Amsterdam Skyline in North Holland

A view of Amsterdam

This postcard is postmarked in 2016.

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Amsterdam's name derives from Amstelredamme, from the city's origin as a dam of the river Amstel. 

Originating as a small fishing village in the late 12th century, Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age (17th century), a result of its innovative developments in trade. During that time, the city was the leading center for finance and diamonds. 

The oldest stock exchange in the world, The Amsterdam Stock Exchange, is located in the city center. 
Netherlands (Nederland) stamp 2016
Fishing Communities
Volendam, 1
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Volendam is a town in North Holland in the Netherlands.
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Fishing Communities, Urk, 1
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Urk is a municipality and a town in the Flevoland province in the central Netherlands.

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