The Dutch capital had another special club, FC Amsterdam, a.k.a. 'De Lieverdjes' who even beat F.C. Internazionale Milano in 1974.
Watching from the sidelines as their city rivals Ajax monopolised the European Cup during the early 1970s, two of Amsterdam's less-celebrated clubs decided to pool resources to create a new outfit capable of better challenging their illustrious neighbour. Those clubs were DWS and Blauw-Wit and FC Amsterdam was born as a result of their 1972 merger - to be joined a couple of seasons later by a third venerable Amsterdam footballing institution in De Volewijckers.