The Netherlands


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Noun1.The Netherlands - a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North SeaThe Netherlands - a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level
Common Market, EC, EEC, European Community, European Economic Community, European Union, EU, Europe - an international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members; "he tried to take Britain into the Europen Union"
NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization - an international organization created in 1949 by the North Atlantic Treaty for purposes of collective security
Benelux - a customs union comprising Belgium and Netherlands and Luxembourg
Amsterdam, capital of The Netherlands, Dutch capital - an industrial center and the nominal capital of the Netherlands; center of the diamond-cutting industry; seat of an important stock exchange; known for its canals and art museum
Apeldoorn - a city of east central Netherlands; a popular tourist center and site of the summer residence of the Dutch royal family
Arnhem - a city in the central Netherlands on the lower Rhine River; site of a battle in 1944 during World War II
Den Haag, 's Gravenhage, The Hague - the site of the royal residence and the de facto capital in the western part of the Netherlands; seat of the International Court of Justice
Eindhoven - city in southeastern Netherlands noted for electrical industry
Nijmegen - an industrial city in the eastern Netherlands
Rotterdam - the 2nd largest city in the Netherlands; located in the western Netherlands near the North Sea
Leiden, Leyden - a city in the western Netherlands; residence of the Pilgrim Fathers for 11 years before they sailed for America in 1620
Utrecht - a city in the central Netherlands
Friesland - one of the northernmost provinces of the Netherlands
Frisian Islands - a chain of islands in the North Sea off the coast of northwestern Europe extending from the IJsselmeer to Jutland
Europe - the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles
Hoek van Holland, Hook of Holland - a cape on the southwestern coast of the Netherlands near Rotterdam
IJssel, IJssel river - a river in the central Netherlands flowing north to the IJsselmeer
IJsselmeer - a shallow lake in northwestern Netherlands created in 1932 by building a dam across the entrance to the Zuider Zee
Meuse, Meuse River - a European river; flows into the North Sea
Rhein, Rhine River, Rhine - a major European river carrying more traffic than any other river in the world; flows into the North Sea
Dutchman, Hollander, Netherlander - a native or inhabitant of Holland
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In Noah's flood, he despised Noah's Ark; and if ever the world is to be again flooded, like the Netherlands, to kill off its rats, then the eternal whale will still survive, and rearing upon the topmost crest of the equatorial flood, spout his frothed defiance to the skies.
You were at the Netherlands, and I drove you out several times.
Haarlem, whither, three days ago, we conducted our gentle reader, and whither we request him to follow us once more in the footsteps of the prisoner, is a pleasant city, which justly prides itself on being one of the most shady in all the Netherlands.
He did not long remain a bricklayer, however, for he could not endure the life, and next we find him a soldier in the Netherlands.
He explains that some years ago, the archival community in the Netherlands embraced the information life cycle concept, and have become involved in recordkeeping systems for current records, thus working more closely with records managers.
Supported by commerce and informed by a spirit of experimentation, the Netherlands currently has one of the most lively and inventive architectural cultures in the world.
Of course, gay men and lesbians already enjoy far more acceptance in the Netherlands than in most countries.
When the volleyball missed its target, the Netherlands was freed from four years of Olympic frustration.
At the same time the Netherlands was becoming an increasingly plural society.
Historically, the Netherlands has been an attractive place to locate a holding company, due to the combination of its extensive treaty network and its internal tax laws that minimize the amount of potential double taxation on earnings repatriated from other countries.
The Future of Netherlands Oil and Gas Industry to 2020 provides a comprehensive overview of the Netherlands oil and gas sector, covering the entire value chain of the industry.
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