1. a city in and the official capital of the Netherlands.Compare Hague, The.
  2. a city in E New York.


  1. the commercial capital of the Netherlands, a major industrial centre and port on the IJsselmeer, connected with the North Sea by canal: built on about 100 islands within a network of canals. Pop: 737 000 (2003 est)

principal city of the Netherlands; the name is a reference to the dam built on the Amstel river. Prevalence of dam in Dutch place names reflects the geography of Holland.

Capital of The Netherlands, located in the west-central region of the country.

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