Amsterdam, city arms

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Amsterdam logo

Amsterdam logo

Emblem of the city of Amsterdam

Emblem of the city of Amsterdam

Amsterdam - The X's on the Amsterdam flag represent things that the city never wants again: fire, pestilence, and floods.

Amsterdam - The X's on the Amsterdam flag represent things that the city never wants again: fire, pestilence, and floods.

Door in Amsterdam Spinhuispoortje by Panticore, via Flickr. The crest with the three x's is the symbol of the city of Amsterdam.

Door in Amsterdam Spinhuispoortje by Panticore, via Flickr. The crest with the three x's is the symbol of the city of Amsterdam.

Gevelsteen met het stadswapen van Amsterdam, fotograaf: Edwin van Eis

Gevelsteen met het stadswapen van Amsterdam, fotograaf: Edwin van Eis

wapen van amsterdam

wapen van amsterdam

Amsterdam Coat of Arms XXX. Amsterdam City Symbol

Amsterdam Coat of Arms XXX. Amsterdam City Symbol

Wapen van Amsterdam

Wapen van Amsterdam

The XXX symbol is three St. Andrew’s Crosses in white on a black stripe on a red background. On the flag they appear horizontally. St. Andrew was a fisherman who lived in the 1st Century AD and was said to have been crucified on an X-shaped cross. The Amsterdam XXX symbol dates back to the year 1505 when the city was a fisherman’s town, so the coat of arms was established as the symbol for the city itself and it also flew as a flag on all ships registered in Amsterdam. Some people say the…

The XXX symbol is three St. Andrew’s Crosses in white on a black stripe on a red background. On the flag they appear horizontally. St. Andrew was a fisherman who lived in the 1st Century AD and was said to have been crucified on an X-shaped cross. The Amsterdam XXX symbol dates back to the year 1505 when the city was a fisherman’s town, so the coat of arms was established as the symbol for the city itself and it also flew as a flag on all ships registered in Amsterdam. Some people say the…

Amsterdams landmarks and City Arms

Amsterdams landmarks and City Arms


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