Monday, October 03, 2011

Something Else I just Learned

I suppose you knew, but I just found it out.  Anyway, do you know what the "dam" stands for in "Amsterdam"?  Stands for "dam."  Like Clark Gable told Vivian Leigh: "Frankly my dear, I'm going to build a dam."

So, "dam on the Amstel," a dammed-up river of beer.  No wonder it is so popular with tourists.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Make sure to visit the Dutch Resistance Museum. And keep an eye out for book fairs. When I last visisted, my wife and I found a number of great books at one we found at Dam Square.