constitutional capital of the Netherlands: seaport on an inlet of the IJsselmeer & a ship canal to the North Sea: pop. 724,000
See Amsterdam in American Heritage Dictionary 4
The constitutional capital and largest city of the Netherlands, in the western part of the country on the Ij, an inlet of the Ijsselmeer. Linked to the North Sea by a ship canal, the city has an important stock exchange and is a major center of the diamond-cutting industry. Population: 743,000.