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Welcome to Amsterdam ...

Amsterdam is located on the Gulf Coast.

Amsterdam is located in Brazoria County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Amsterdam, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1897.

When the people of Amsterdam refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Amsterdamian<2>

Time Zone: Amsterdam lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities Also Named Amsterdam ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 16 communities that are also named Amsterdam - they are located in California, Georgia, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York (2), Ohio (4), Ontario, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Amsterdam.

Adding Amsterdam to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Amsterdam in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Amsterdam was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<3>

From that list, the Amsterdam post office opened in 1897.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Amsterdam.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Brazoria, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Amsterdam refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Amsterdam may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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