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