English translation: It's so obvious- or simple explanation
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Explanation: When you know the history of Amsterdam (i.e. Amstel River was dammed), the origin of the name is so obvious that you slap yourself on your forehead as if to say, "But of course! It's so obvious. What a simple explanation"
The article praises Amsterdam 100%. According to them there is absolutely nothing negative in this city , so I would imagine that the above passage should be seen in a positive way or at a most as something tounge and cheek.
Oops, sorry. The second sentence reads:
"Amsteldamme” was born from a village where the Amstel River was dammed in the late 13th-century.
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(stunningly) obvious / Aha!
Explanation: ... once you know what it means
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