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As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Amsterdam, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Amsterdam and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Amsterdam:
    • 42.295744, -114.584761
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Amsterdam
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Amsterdam ...

We found sixteen communities that share the name Amsterdam.

Within Idaho, the name Amsterdam is unique.

Beyond Idaho, we know of another sixteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these sixteen communities, fourteen are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Merced County
      • This Amsterdam is located in Merced County and lies 460 miles [740.3 km]<1> to the southwest of the Amsterdam that is located in Twin Falls County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Merced County community of Amsterdam.
    • Georgia
      • Decatur County
      • This Amsterdam is located in Decatur County and lies 1,840 miles [2,961.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Amsterdam that is located in Twin Falls County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Decatur County community of Amsterdam.
    • Missouri
      • Bates County
      • This Amsterdam is located in Bates County and lies 1,084 miles [1,744.5 km]<1> to the east of the Amsterdam that is located in Twin Falls County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bates County community of Amsterdam.
    • Montana
      • Gallatin County
      • This Amsterdam is located in Gallatin County and lies 288 miles [463.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Amsterdam that is located in Twin Falls County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gallatin County community of Amsterdam.
    • New Jersey
      • Hunterdon County
      • This Amsterdam is located in Hunterdon County and lies 2,025 miles [3,258.9 km]<1> to the east of the Amsterdam that is located in Twin Falls County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hunterdon County community of Amsterdam.
    • New York
      • Franklin County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Amsterdam [Franklin County].
      • Montgomery County
      • This Amsterdam is located in Montgomery County and lies 2,033 miles [3,271.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Amsterdam that is located in Twin Falls County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Amsterdam.
    • Ohio
      • Auglaize County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Auglaize County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Auglaize County community of Amsterdam.
      • Jefferson County
      • This Amsterdam is located in Jefferson County and lies 1,737 miles [2,795.4 km]<1> to the east of the Amsterdam that is located in Twin Falls County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Amsterdam.
      • Licking County
      • This Amsterdam is located in Licking County and lies 1,672 miles [2,690.8 km] to the east of the Amsterdam that is located in Twin Falls County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Licking County community of Amsterdam.
      • Ross County
      • This community is historic and although located in Ross County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ross County community of Amsterdam.
    • Ontario
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Amsterdam.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Mercer County
      • This Amsterdam is located in Mercer County and lies 1,765 miles [2,840.5 km]<1> to the east of the Amsterdam that is located in Twin Falls County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mercer County community of Amsterdam.
    • Saskatchewan
      • This Amsterdam lies 864 miles [1,390.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Amsterdam that is located in Twin Falls County.
    • Texas
      • Brazoria County
      • Although located in Brazoria County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brazoria County community of Amsterdam.
    • Virginia
      • Botetourt County
      • This Amsterdam is located in Botetourt County and lies 1,855 miles [2,985.3 km]<1> to the east of the Amsterdam that is located in Twin Falls County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Botetourt County community of Amsterdam.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Amsterdam ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Clover
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover
    • Clover is located in Twin Falls County
  • Curry
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Curry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Curry
    • Curry is located in Twin Falls County
  • Filer
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Filer have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Filer
    • Filer is located in Twin Falls County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,939 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Filer <5>
  • Greys Landing
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greys Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greys Landing
    • Greys Landing is located in Twin Falls County
  • Indian Jim Place
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Jim Place have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Jim Place
    • Indian Jim Place is located in Twin Falls County
  • May Place
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for May Place have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for May Place
    • May Place is located in Twin Falls County
  • Meteor
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meteor have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meteor
    • Meteor is located in Twin Falls County
  • Rock Creek
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Creek
    • Rock Creek is located in Twin Falls County
  • Rock House Place
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock House Place have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock House Place
    • Rock House Place is located in Twin Falls County
  • Threemile Crossing
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Threemile Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Threemile Crossing
    • Threemile Crossing is located in Twin Falls County
  • Twin Falls
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Falls
    • Twin Falls is located in Twin Falls County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,411 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Twin Falls <5>

How Far From Amsterdam to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Amsterdam to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Amsterdam and extending to:

  • Twin Falls, which is the Seat of Twin Falls County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Amsterdam to Twin Falls, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Boise City, which is the State Capital of Idaho, lies 122 miles [196.3 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,966 miles [3,164 km] to the east (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 77 days and walking would take 112 days.
  • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,967 miles [11,212.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,736 miles [12,449.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,747 miles [9,248.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Amsterdam. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Twin Falls County: www.twinfallscounty.org/

The official website for State of Idaho: www.state.id.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Amsterdam) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amsterdam. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2957, Longitude: -114.5848       In this case, the coordinates for Amsterdam have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Amsterdam could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Amsterdam, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<7>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Amsterdam to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.201 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.293 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 323.253 degrees.









 

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