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.
Summary: Hague [Netherlands], June19 (ANI):Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the Netherlands on June 27, 2017 on a working visit.
partnership with the Netherlands dates back to the American Revolution, which the Netherlands supported.
It details historical values for inbound tourism in the Netherlands for 2007-2011, along with forecast figures for 2012-2016
The Netherlands Antilles is to be disbanded on Dec.
Presentations will include: "Choosing a polymer for medical devices--biocompatibility considerations," David Thaler, Mednet GmbH, Germany; and "Material selection for medical device applications," Rob de Jong, GE Plastics, the Netherlands.
All samples were obtained from symptomatic psittacosis patients admitted to hospitals in the Netherlands.
In May 2004 the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Netherlands merged with the two largest Dutch Reformed Churches into the Protestant Church in the Netherlands.
The Netherlands has supported exhibitions of the work of Dutch artists like Marlene Dumas at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as well as at wealthy private foundations throughout the United States and Europe.