No sarcasm intended. I had always (naively) assumed Den Haag was the capital, but of course it is only the legislative capital, Amsterdam being the commercial capital.
"het Hoofd" means head, so de hoofdstad is the head city!
yes, in the definition of leading city (head of the cities)
Also note that in English "capital" comes from latin "caput"="head", so it's the same in English too!
Yes it is. What did you think?
Umm, I know this is a place to learn the language, but as might as well, teach the right information. I have a Dutch boyfriend who says the capital is Den Haag.
It’s not though, while Den Haag is the seat of government, Amsterdam is the capital.