Logo Gemeente Amsterdam

Marieke Griffioen


I like logos that are obvious and that feel logical. No difficulty. And preferably no ‘shapes’. In 2002, Edenspiekermann and Thonik designed the new house style for the municipality of Amsterdam. The three Andreas crosses from the city coat of arms were the starting point for the logo, drawn by Earik Ayo Wiersma. A clear, understandable symbol that is immediately clear to all residents and visitors to the city. Initially, parts of the municipality were given their own symbol as an addition. In 2014, after a municipal reorganization, we had the opportunity to really tighten the house style. The logo now only consists of three red Andreas crosses, which are always on a white lane. Recognizable in all means.

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