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The Rich History of Amsterdam

Amsterdam has had a turbulent and rich history. The city developed from a modest fishing village into the capital city of the Netherlands. You will find no boring dates and names of kings on this webpage. But instead interesting and fascinating facts about major event and persons that played an important role in the history of Amsterdam.

Here you will find answers to many questions. Why is Amsterdam also called Mokum? What exactly was the tulip mania in the seventeenth century? Why are Amsterdam onions so famous? What is a millstone ruff?