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"Amsterdam is de hoofdstad van Nederland."

Translation:Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands.

August 7, 2014

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/miajav

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alejandro--V

"het Hoofd" means head, so de hoofdstad is the head city!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nierls

yes, in the definition of leading city (head of the cities)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nierls

Also note that in English "capital" comes from latin "caput"="head", so it's the same in English too!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ayaboo

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nierls

It’s not though, while Den Haag is the seat of government, Amsterdam is the capital.

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