Amsterdam

Amsterdam, the capital of Holland, a great trading city and port at the mouth of the Amsel, on the Zuyder Zee, resting on 90 islands connected by 300 bridges, the houses built on piles of wood driven into the marshy ground; is a largely manufacturing place, as well as an emporium of trade, one special industry being the cutting of diamonds and jewels; birthplace of Spinoza.

Population (circa 1900) given as 456,000.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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