The weapon of Amsterdam

Everywhere you go in Amsterdam, you will see the 3 crosses appear. And we get a lot of questions about the famous crosses. What does it mean? What’s the origin? What do they stand for? Well, today we’re gonna explain what they stand for. 

The three crosses, or sometimes referred to as X’s, are a part of the weapon of Amsterdam. The weapon of Amsterdam is a banner with two lions holding up a shield with the three crosses, and a crown on top. Underneath it, there are three words: ‘Heldhaftig, Vastberaden, Barmhartig’. Respectively, they mean ‘Heroic, Determined, Merciful’. These … Read more