Amsterdam xxx

This combination is also known as the flag of Amsterdam and part of the coat of arms.

This way the color unites the whole nation and becomes the symbol of Amsterdam.

I AMsterdam Does it even count that you’ve been to Amsterdam, if you don’t have a picture in front of the world famous I AMSTERDAM letters?

You might have guessed that the XXX symbol officially serves as a part of the coat of arms of Amsterdam, but what does it stand for? Andrew’s Crosses named after the apostle that was tormented on a cross of the X-shape in the 1 century AD.

There’s no exact explanation what meaning those crosses have for Amsterdam, but one of the thoughts is that they originate from the Persian crusader family who owned lots of land in Amsterdam.

XXXNo, we’re not starting the story about the symbols of Amsterdam with the sign for x-rated entertainment that associates with the Red Light District.

Instead we would be happy to explain you the origin of the three crosses that can be seen all over the city-its buildings, flags, poles, manholes and souvenirs.In many places in Amsterdam, you can find this symbol consisting of three vertical crosses.It can be seen all over the city…“The city’s brand mark with three crosses” – the XXX logo can be seen on t-shirts, caps, umbrellas, mugs, pens etc.Another version has to do with the connection between St.Andrew being a fisherman and Amsterdam stemming from a fishing town with its fishermen going under the flag with XXX.The secret lies within the Dutch Royal Family that originates from the House of Oranje-Nassau with the ancestry of the current king of the country Willem-Alexander going back to William of Orange (Willem van Oranje).

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