Andreaskruis

Andreaskruis

The 3 saltires (in Dutch 'Andreaskruisen') appear on Amsterdam's coat of arms. The origin of the crosses is unknown.

The 3 crosses have, on themselves, become a symbol of Amsterdam and are widely used on all kinds of objects.

Three saltires (crosses), symbol of Amsterdam

Three saltires (crosses), symbol of Amsterdam

Amsterdam coat of arms, with 3 saltires

Amsterdam coat of arms, with 3 saltires

Amsterdam coat of arms in chandeleer in Westerkerk

Amsterdam coat of arms in chandeleer in Westerkerk

Bicycle tunnel Amsterdam Central Station; Andreas crosses in war ship

Bicycle tunnel Amsterdam Central Station; Andreas crosses in war ship

Amsterdam coat of arms in Sint Nicolaas church

Amsterdam coat of arms in Sint Nicolaas church