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.

Amsterdam coat of arms in Sint Nicolaas church

Amsterdam coat of arms in Sint Nicolaas church

Amsterdam coat of arms in chandeleer in Westerkerk

Amsterdam coat of arms in chandeleer in Westerkerk

Amsterdam coat of arms, with 3 saltires

Amsterdam coat of arms, with 3 saltires

Three saltires (crosses), symbol of Amsterdam

Three saltires (crosses), symbol of Amsterdam

Bicycle tunnel Amsterdam Central Station; Andreas crosses in war ship

Bicycle tunnel Amsterdam Central Station; Andreas crosses in war ship