PTA does not stand for parent teachers association (known as the MR or medezeggenschapsraad in Dutch) but the distinctly unglamorous name given to Amsterdam’s cruise ship terminal – Passenger Terminal Amsterdam. Sandwiched between a concert hall complex and a hotel, the PTA itself is a striking glass building resembling a huge curling wave. The terminal’s quay is 600 metres long.All typical untranslatable Dutch words and expressions translated in the Dictionairy of Dutchness
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