Amsterdam Trivia

Can you guess these facts about the city of Amsterdam?
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Last updated: August 4, 2020
First submittedOctober 17, 2019
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Person who wrote "The Diary of a Young Girl" while living in an Amsterdam attic.
Anne Frank
Sea connected to Amsterdam via a canal.
North Sea
City established in 1625 under the name of Nieuw Amsterdam.
New York City
By law, Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands. But what other city
is home to the Dutch Parliament and many foreign embassies?
The Hague
What "De Wallen" is known as in English.
Red-Light District
Nickname of Amsterdam.
Venice of the North
Amsterdam has over 100 kilometers of these, known as "grachten".
Canals
Trade that was formerly dominated by the Dutch East Indies Company.
Spices
The tallest building in Amsterdam - named for a painter.
Rembrandt Tower
Artist whose works are displayed in Amsterdam's most-visited museum.
Vincent Van Gogh
Province that Amsterdam is a part of.
North Holland
62.2% of Amsterdam residents say that they are unaffiliated with any ...
Religion
Name one of the two largest cities in Amsterdam's metro area,
besides Amsterdam itself.
Almere or Haarlem
The world's first one of these financial institutions opened in Amsterdam in 1602.
Stock market
Amsterdam's most successful football club.
AFC Ajax
Event hosted by the city in 1928.
Summer Olympics
Mode of transportation used for 32% of trips, one of the highest rates in the world.
Cycling
Amsterdam's most famous brewery.
Heineken
River for which Amsterdam is named. (HINT: also the name of a beer)
Amstel
Body of water on which Amsterdam is situated. (HINT: two letters long)
The IJ
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Level 83
Oct 22, 2019
Heineken is spelled wrong and it doesn't accept the correct answer. But otherwise. I love Amsterdam and I love the quiz.
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Level ∞
Oct 22, 2019
Whoops. My fault, now fixed.
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Level 55
Oct 23, 2019
I just moved to Amsterdam a few months ago, and luckily I've got them all right.
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Level 66
Feb 1, 2020
Sometimes you may see 'IJ' written as 'Y'. So only one character, not two. This a curiosity of Dutch spelling. Ditto 'van Dijk' and 'van Dyk'. They are a bit confused as well as confusing actually, I can remember seeing the French city of Dijon spelt as Dyon on a Dutch map. Not the intention at all I thought. Also consider this: the change in the spelling of 'Feijenoord' to 'Feyenoord' for foreign consumption.
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Level 58
Feb 3, 2020
And Cruijff to Cruyff
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Level 51
Feb 3, 2020
I'm Dutch and spelling words with Y was more than 40 years ago. Only conservative grannies spell like that.
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Level 32
Feb 3, 2020
the 'ij' is still one letter, that's why it's the IJsselmeer and not Ijselmeer.
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Level 73
Apr 20, 2020
I even have a IJ character on my keyboard (you can check that by highlighting it). There is sadly no way to type íj́ with the acute accents as a single character as of now. And I don't think it will ever be implemented since using ij as a single character is considered deprecated, which is a shame since this ligature can rightfully be considered as a letter of its own.
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Level 79
Feb 3, 2020
Missed one sports question and one alcohol question... so very predictable.
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Level 43
Feb 3, 2020
The nickname of Amsterdam is not really "Venice of the north". A lot of places have that nickname, for example Giethoorn. Mokum or 020 would be more fitting in my opinion.
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Level 63
Feb 3, 2020
Bruges in Belgium is the Venice of the North
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Level 79
Feb 3, 2020
Because many places have a nickname it does not follow that those places do not have that nickname...
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Level 51
Feb 3, 2020
I live in Amsterdam, got 18/20 oops
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Level 69
Feb 5, 2020
"Stock trade" for "stock market"?