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The history of Amsterdam

Amsterdam is first mentioned on paper on October 27, 1275, when Count Floris V of Holland grants the residents free navigation on the Dutch waters, so-called toll privilege. At that time, Amsterdam was no more than a small fishing village near a dam in the river Amstel. Prosperity grew enormously in the Golden Age and after Napoleon Bonaparte seized power and became king of the Netherlands, Amsterdam became the capital of the republic. After the Second World War the city flourished as an economic center and became a very attractive city for young highly educated people. The combination of the historic city center and the large cultural offer makes the city popular with a wide audience.

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