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The A12 motorway is a motorway in the Netherlands.
The A2 motorway is a motorway in the Netherlands.
The A27 motorway is a motorway in the Netherlands.
The A28 motorway is a motorway in the Netherlands.
Air pollution is the introduction of particulates, biological molecules, or other harmful materials into Earth's atmosphere, causing disease, death to humans, damage to other living organisms such as food crops, or the natural or built environment.
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is a cartoon television series based on a Dutch theatre show by Herman van Veen and was co-produced by VARA, Telecable Benelux B.V. and TV Tokyo and first shown in 1989.
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Almere is a planned city and municipality in the province of Flevoland, the Netherlands, bordering Lelystad and Zeewolde.
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An amateur (French amateur "lover of", from Old French and ultimately from Latin amatorem nom. amator, "lover") is generally considered a person attached to a particular pursuit, study, or science in a non-professional or unpaid manner.
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Amersfoort is a municipality and the second largest city of the province of Utrecht in central Netherlands.
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Amsterdam is the capital city and most populous city of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
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The Amsterdam–Rhine Canal or Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal is a canal in the Netherlands that was built to connect the port city of Amsterdam to the main shipping artery of the Rhine.
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Antonius Johannes "Anton" Geesink (April 6, 1934 – August 27, 2010) was a Dutch 10th-dan judoka from Utrecht.
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Arnhem (or, or, South Guelderish: Èrnem), is a city and municipality, situated in the eastern part of the Netherlands.
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Arriva Arriva plc formerly Cowie Group plc formerly T Cowie plc is a multinational public transport company headquartered in Sunderland, England.
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Art Nouveau (Anglicised to; at. Sezession, Czech Secese, Eng. Modern Style, Ger.. Jugendstil, Slovak. Secesia) or Jugendstil is an international philosophyDuncan (1994), 7.
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Art rock is a subgenre of rock music that originated in the 1960s with influences from art (avant-garde and classical) music.
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An artisan (from artisan, artigiano) is a skilled craft worker who makes or creates things by hand that may be functional or strictly decorative, for example furniture, decorative arts, sculptures, clothing, jewellery, household items and tools or even mechanical mechanisms such as the handmade clockwork movement of a watchmaker.
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Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.
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Austria (Österreich), officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich), is a federal republic and a landlocked country of over 8.5 million people in Central Europe.
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The Battle of the Java Sea was a decisive naval battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II.
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The Begijnhof, Utrecht, was a beguinage (Begijnhof) in the Dutch city of Utrecht.
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The Benelux Union (Benelux Unie; Union Benelux) is a politico-economic union of three neighbouring states in central-western Europe: Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg.
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A bicycle parking station is a building or structure designed for use as a bicycle parking facility.
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A botanical garden or botanic gardenThe terms botanic and botanical and garden or gardens are used more-or-less interchangeably, although the word botanic is generally reserved for the earlier, more traditional gardens.
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Breda is a municipality and a city in the southern part of the Netherlands.
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Brno (German: Brünn) is the second largest city in the Czech Republic by population and area, the largest Moravian city, and the historical capital city of the Margraviate of Moravia.
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The Bronze Age is a time period characterized by the use of bronze, proto-writing, and other early features of urban civilization.
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Brutalist architecture is a movement in architecture that flourished from the 1950s to the mid-1970s, descending from the modernist architectural movement of the early 20th century.
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Bunnik is a municipality and a village in the Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht.
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In the Netherlands and Belgium, the mayor (burgemeester or bourgmestre) is an appointed government position, whose main responsibility is chairing the executive and legislative councils of a municipality.
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A bus (plural "buses",, archaically also omnibus, multibus, or autobus) is a road vehicle designed to carry many passengers.
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In meteorology, Buys Ballot's law may be expressed as follows: In the Northern Hemisphere, if a person stands with his back to the wind, the atmospheric pressure is low to the left, high to the right.
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Christophorus Henricus Diedericus Buys Ballot (October 10, 1817 – February 3, 1890) was a Dutch chemist and meteorologist after whom Buys Ballot's law and the Buys Ballot table are named.
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The Canadian Army (French: Armée canadienne), formerly Land Force Command (LFC), is the army of Canada.
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Canals and navigations are human-made channels for water.
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The Carolingian Empire (800–924) was the final stage in the history of the early medieval realm of the Franks, ruled by the Carolingian dynasty.
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A castellum is a small Roman detached fort or fortlet used as a watch tower or signal station.
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The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is, the largest Christian church, with more than 1.25 billion members worldwide.
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The Centraal Museum is the main museum in Utrecht, Netherlands, founded in 1838.
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Central European Summer Time (CEST) is the standard clock time observed during the period of summer daylight-saving in those European countries which observe Central European Time (UTC + one hour) during the rest of the year.
Central European Time (CET), used in most parts of the European Union, is a standard time which is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
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Central station is a common name for a railway station, for example Central railway station (London) and Melbourne Central.
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Charles Martel (c. 688 or 686, 680 – 22 October 741) was a Frankish statesman and military leader who, as Duke and Prince of the Franks and Mayor of the Palace, was de facto ruler of Francia from 718 until his death.
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Charles I (Carlos I) (24 February 1500 – 21 September 1558), of the Spanish Empire from 1516, and as Charles V (Charles Quint; Karl V.) was ruler of the Holy Roman Empire from 1519 until his voluntary abdication in favor of his younger brother Ferdinand I as Holy Roman Emperor and his son Philip II as King of Spain in 1556.
A choir, also sometimes spelled quire, is the area of a church or cathedral that provides seating for the clergy and church choir.
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City rights are a feature of the medieval history of the Low Countries.
Claudius (Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus; 1 August 10 BC – 13 October 54 AD) was Roman emperor from 41 to 54.
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A cohort (from the Latin cohors, plural cohortes) was the basic tactical unit of a Roman legion during the Second Punic War (218–201 BC) and following the reforms of Gaius Marius in 107 BC.
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In Christianity, a collegiate church is a church where the daily office of worship is maintained by a college of canons; a non-monastic or "secular" community of clergy, organised as a self-governing corporate body, which may be presided over by a dean or provost.
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Common Era (also Current Era or Christian Era), abbreviated as CE, is an alternative naming of the calendar era Anno Domini ("in the year of the/our Lord", abbreviated AD).
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Connexxion is a large public transport bus company in the Netherlands, operating in the west, middle, east and south-west part of the country.
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A convention center (American English; conference centre outside the USA) is a large building that is designed to hold a convention, where individuals and groups gather to promote and share common interests.
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The County of Holland was a State of the Holy Roman Empire and from 1482 up to 1581 part of the Habsburg Netherlands.
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Dagobert I (c. 603 – 19 January 639) was the king of Austrasia (623–634), king of all the Franks (629–634), and king of Neustria and Burgundy (629–639). He was the last king of the Merovingian dynasty to wield any real royal power. Dagobert was the first of the Frankish kings to be buried in the royal tombs at Saint Denis Basilica.
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De Bilt is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht.
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De Stijl, Dutch for "The Style", also known as neoplasticism, was a Dutch artistic movement founded in 1917 in Amsterdam.
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Dick Bruna (b. August 23, 1927 in Utrecht) is a Dutch author, artist, illustrator and graphic designer.
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The Dom Tower (Cathedral Tower, Dutch: Domtoren) of Utrecht is the tallest church tower in the Netherlands, at 112.5 metres (368 feet) in height, and the Gothic-style tower is the symbol of the city.
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The Early-Medieval emporium of Dorestad was located in the south-east of the province of Utrecht in the Netherlands close to the modern day town of Wijk bij Duurstede.
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Driebergen-Rijsenburg is a town in the municipality Utrechtse Heuvelrug in the central Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht.
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The Duitse Huis (Teutonic House) is a complex of buildings in the city of Utrecht, Netherlands, protected as a national monument.
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The Dutch Golden Age (Gouden Eeuw) was a period in Dutch history, roughly spanning the 17th century, in which Dutch trade, science, military, and art were among the most acclaimed in the world.
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The Dutch Republic, also known as the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands (Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden), Republic of the United Netherlands or Republic of the Seven United Provinces (Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Provinciën), was a republic in Europe existing from 1581, when part of the Netherlands separated from Spanish rule, until 1795.
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The Dutch Revolt (1566 or 1568–1648)This article adopts 1568 as the starting date of the war, as this was the year of the first battles between armies.
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An ecclesiastical province is a large jurisdiction of religious government, so named by analogy with the secular Roman province.
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Education in the Netherlands is characterized by division: education is oriented toward the needs and background of the pupil.
Emmanuelle is the lead character in a series of French soft porn erotic movies based on a character created by Emmanuelle Arsan in the novel Emmanuelle (1959).
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The English landscape garden, also called English landscape park or simply the English garden (Jardin à l'anglaise, Giardino all'inglese, Englischer Landschaftsgarten, Jardim inglês, Jardín inglés), is a style of "landscape" garden which emerged in England in the early 18th century, and spread across Europe, replacing the more formal, symmetrical jardin à la française of the 17th century as the principal gardening style of Europe.
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The Bishopric of Utrecht (1024–1528) was a civil principality of the Holy Roman Empire in the Low Countries, in present Netherlands, which was ruled by the bishops of Utrecht as princes of the Holy Roman Empire.
The euro (sign: €; code: EUR) is the official currency of the eurozone, which consists of 19 of the 28 member states of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain.
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Eurolines is a long distance coach organisation.
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The European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) is a biennial multi-sport event for youth athletes from the 48 member countries of the association of European Olympic Committees.
Experimental rock, also known as avant-garde rock, is a type of music based on rock music which experiments with the basic elements of the genre, or which pushes the boundaries of common composition and performance technique.
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Football Club Utrecht is a Dutch football club founded on 1 July 1970 and based in the city of Utrecht.
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The Festival aan de Werf is a theater and visual arts festival that takes place every year in the city of Utrecht, Netherlands.
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Feudalism was a combination of legal and military customs in medieval Europe that flourished between the 9th and 15th centuries.
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The Financial Times (FT) is an English-language international daily newspaper with a special emphasis on business and economic news.
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A flying buttress is a specific form of buttressing most strongly associated with Gothic church architecture.
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The Franks (Franci or gens Francorum) are historically first known as a group of Germanic tribes that roamed the land between the Lower and Middle Rhine in the 3rd century AD, and second as the people of Gaul who merged with the Gallo-Roman populations during succeeding centuries, passing on their name to modern-day France and becoming part of the heritage of the modern day French people.
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The Frisians are a Germanic ethnic group native to the coastal parts of the Netherlands and Germany.
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Gerrit Thomas Rietveld (24 June 1888 – 25 June 1964) was a Dutch furniture designer and architect.
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Saint Gertrude of Nivelles (also spelled Geretrude, Geretrudis, Gertrud) (ca. 621 – March 17, 659) was a seventh-century abbess who, with her mother Itta, founded the Benedictine monastery of Nivelles in present-day Belgium.
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Gothic architecture is a style of architecture that flourished during the high and late medieval period.
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The Goths (*Gut-þiuda,Most commonly translated as "Gothic people".; Gutar/Gotar; Gothi; Γότθοι, Gótthoi) were an East Germanic people, two of whose branches, the Visigoths and the Ostrogoths, played an important role in the fall of the Western Roman Empire and the emergence of Medieval Europe.
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Groningen (Gronings: Grunnen; West Frisian: Grins) is the main municipality as well as the capital city of the eponymous province in the Netherlands.
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Guelders or Gueldres (Gelre, Geldern) is a historical county, later duchy of the Holy Roman Empire, located in the Low Countries.
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Hanover or Hannover (Hannover), on the River Leine, is the capital of the federal state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany and was once by personal union the family seat of the Hanoverian Kings of Great Britain, under their title as the dukes of Brunswick-Lüneburg (later described as the Elector of Hanover).
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Henry V (11 August 1086 – 23 May 1125) was King of Germany (from 1099 to 1125) and Holy Roman Emperor (from 1111 to 1125), the fourth and last ruler of the Salian dynasty.
Herman Hertzberger (born 6 July 1932) is a Dutch architect and professor emeritus.
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Hermannus Jantinus "Herman" van Veen (born 14 March 1945) is a Dutch stage performer, actor, musician and singer/songwriter and author.
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The High Middle Ages or High Medieval Period was the period of European history around the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries (c. 1001–1300).
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Holland is a region and former province on the western coast of the Netherlands.
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The Hollandic Water Line (Hollandsche Waterlinie, modern spelling: Hollandse Waterlinie) was a series of water-based defences conceived by Maurice of Nassau in the early 17th century, and realised by his half brother Frederick Henry.
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The Hollandse IJssel ("Holland IJssel", as opposed to the 'regular' or Gelderland IJssel) is a branch of the Rhine delta that flows westward from Nieuwegein on river Lek through IJsselstein, Gouda and Capelle aan den IJssel to Krimpen aan den IJssel, where it ends in the Nieuwe Maas.
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Houten is a municipality in the Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht.
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The HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht (Hogeschool Utrecht, HU) is a vocational university in the city of Utrecht and one of the largest educational institutions in the Netherlands.
IJsselstein is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht.
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Indie rock is a genre of alternative rock that originated in the United Kingdom in the 1980s.
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The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in the period from about 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840.
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The Intercity-Express (written as InterCityExpress in Austria, Denmark, Switzerland and, formerly, in Germany) or ICE is a system of high-speed trains predominantly running in Germany and its surrounding countries.
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The Jaarbeurs (Yearly Fair) is an exhibition and convention centre in Utrecht, the Netherlands, which is well known in the Netherlands because of national events such as the former Space '86 and the Hobby Computer Club Days (HCC Dagen).
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The Jacobikerk is a landmark Protestant church in Utrecht (city), Netherlands.
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James, son of Zebedee (Hebrew: Yaʿqob, Greek: Ἰάκωβος; died 44 AD) was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus, and traditionally considered the first apostle to be martyred.
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Jan Hendrikus Cornelis "Jan" van Zanen (born 4 September 1961) is a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD).
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John the Baptist (Ἰωάννης ὁ βαπτιστής Ioannēs ho baptistēs or Ἰωάννης ὁ βαπτίζων Ioannēs ho baptizōn Lang, Bernhard (2009) International Review of Biblical Studies Brill Academic Pub ISBN 9004172548 Page 380 – "33/34 CE Herod Antipas's marriage to Herodias (and beginning of the ministry of Jesus in a sabbatical year); 35 CE – death of John the Baptist" was an itinerant preacherCross, F. L. (ed.) (2005) Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, 3rd ed. Oxford University Press ISBN 978-0-19-280290-3, article "John the Baptist, St" and a major religious figureFunk, Robert W. & the Jesus Seminar (1998). The Acts of Jesus: the search for the authentic deeds of Jesus. San Francisco: Harper; "John the Baptist" cameo, p. 268 in Christianity, Islam, the Bahá'í Faith, and Mandaeism. John is described as having the unique practice of baptism for the forgiveness of sins.Crossan, John Dominic (1998). The Essential Jesus. Edison: Castle Books; p. 146 Most scholars agree that John baptized Jesus. Scholars generally believe Jesus was a follower or disciple of JohnSanders, E.P. (1985) Jesus and Judaism. Philadelphia: Fortress Press; p. 91 and several New Testament accounts report that some of Jesus' early followers had previously been followers of John.Harris, Stephen L. (1985) Understanding the Bible. Palo Alto: Mayfield John the Baptist is also mentioned by the Jewish historian Josephus. Some scholars maintain that John was influenced by the semi-ascetic Essenes, who expected an apocalypse and practiced rituals corresponding strongly with baptism, although no direct evidence substantiates this. According to the New Testament, John anticipated a messianic figure greater than himself,Funk, Robert W. & the Jesus Seminar (1998). The Acts of Jesus: the search for the authentic deeds of Jesus.San Francisco: Harper; "Mark," pp. 51–161. and Jesus was the one whose coming John foretold. Christians commonly refer to John as the precursor or forerunner of Jesus, since John announces Jesus' coming. John is also identified with the prophet Elijah.Stephen L. Harris, Understanding the Bible. Palo Alto: Mayfield. 1985. ISBN 1-55934-655-8.
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is a modern martial art, combat and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano (嘉納治五郎).
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Kanaleneiland is a district within the Southwest section of the Dutch city of Utrecht.
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Karel Willem Frederik Marie Doorman (23 April 1889 – 28 February 1942) was a Dutch Rear Admiral who commanded ABDACOM Naval forces, a hastily organized multinational naval force formed to defend the East Indies against an overwhelming Imperial Japanese attack. Doorman was killed and the main body of ABDACOM Naval forces destroyed during the Battle of the Java Sea.
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Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems.
The Kromme Rijn ("Crooked Rhine", for its many bends) is a river in the central Netherlands.
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Le Guess Who? is an independent music festival for independent music such as noise rock, indie rock, IDM, held in Utrecht, Netherlands, since 2007.
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León is the second largest city in Nicaragua, after Managua.
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Leidsche Rijn is a neighbourhood in the west of Utrecht in the central Netherlands.
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Light rail or light rail transit (LRT) is urban public transport using rolling stock similar to a tramway, but operating at a higher capacity, and often on an exclusive right-of-way.
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The Limes Germanicus (Latin for Germanic frontier) was a line of frontier (limes) fortifications that bounded the ancient Roman provinces of Germania Inferior, Germania Superior and Raetia, dividing the Roman Empire and the unsubdued Germanic tribes from the years 83 to about 260 AD.
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This is a list of large cities and towns in the Netherlands, sorted by province.
This is a list of mayors of Utrecht since the end of the Napoleonic occupation in 1813.
There are 393 regular municipalities (gemeenten) and 3 public bodies (openbare lichamen), also referred to as special municipalities (bijzondere gemeenten), in the Netherlands.
This list of sovereign states provides an overview of sovereign states around the world, with information on their status and recognition of their sovereignty.
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Lonely Planet is the largest travel guide book publisher in the world.
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The Lordship of Utrecht was formed in 1528 when Charles V of Habsburg conquered the Bishopric of Utrecht, during the Guelderian Wars.
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Louis Andriessen (born 6 June 1939) is a Dutch composer and pianist based in Amsterdam.
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Lunetten is a neighbourhood in the southeastern part of the city of Utrecht, that has approximately 12.000 inhabitants.
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Maarssen is a town in the middle of the Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht, along the river Vecht and the Amsterdam–Rhine Canal.
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Maastricht (Limburgish: Mestreech; French: Maestricht; Spanish: Mastrique) is a town and a municipality in the southeast of the Netherlands.
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Marcel "Marco" van Basten (born 31 October 1964) is a Dutch football manager and former football player, who played for Ajax and A.C. Milan, as well as the Netherlands national team, in the 1980s and early 1990s as a forward.
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According to the New Testament, Mary (Miriam: מרים; BC – AD), also known as Saint Mary or the Virgin Mary, was a Galilean Jewish woman of Nazareth and the mother of Jesus.
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The Master of Business Administration (MBA or M.B.A.) is a master's degree in business administration (management).
Miffy (Nijntje, pronounced) is a small female rabbit in a series of picture books drawn and written by Dutch artist Dick Bruna.
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A missionary is a member of a religious group sent into an area to proselytize and/or perform ministries of service, such as education, literacy, social justice, health care and economic development.
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Montfoort is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht.
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In the Netherlands the municipal council (gemeenteraad) is the elected assembly of the municipality.
The Museum Catharijneconvent (St. Catherine's Convent Museum) is a museum of religious art in Utrecht in the Netherlands.
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Replica of a 1598 musical clock by Nicholas Vallin, that plays its music on 13 bells Museum Speelklok (previously known as Museum van Speelklok tot Pierement) is a museum in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
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A music school is an educational institution specialized in the study, training and research of music.
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In Romanesque and Gothic Christian abbey, cathedral, basilica and church architecture, the nave is the main body of the church.
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Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Dutch Railways) or NS is the principal passenger railway operator in the Netherlands.
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The Netherlands (Nederland) is the main "constituent country" (land) of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
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The Netherlands Film Festival (Nederlands Film Festival) is an annual film festival, held in September and October of each year in the city of Utrecht.
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek (TNO; Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research) is a nonprofit company in the Netherlands that focuses on applied science.
Nieuwegein is a municipality and city in the Dutch province of Utrecht.
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An oceanic climate (also known as marine, west coast and maritime) is the climate typical of the west coasts at the middle latitudes of most continents, and generally features warm (but not hot) summers and cool (but not cold) winters, with a relatively narrow annual temperature range.
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The term Old Catholic Church originated with groups which separated from the Roman Catholic Church over certain doctrines, primarily concerned with papal authority.
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In linguistics, Old Dutch or Old Low Franconian is the set of Franconian (or Frankish) dialects spoken in the Low Countries during the Early Middle Ages, from around the 5th to the 12th century.
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Oog in Al is a residential area in the west of the city of Utrecht in the Netherlands.
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Algemene Utrechtse Studenten Roeivereniging ORCA (A.U.S.R. ORCA) is a student rowing club in Utrecht, Netherlands.
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The Oudegracht, or "old canal", runs through the center of Utrecht, the Netherlands.
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Overijssel or Overissel (Dutch Low Saxon: Oaveriessel) is a province of the Netherlands in the central-eastern part of the country.
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A parish church (or parochial church) in Christianity is the church which acts as the religious centre of a parish.
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Paul Fentener van Vlissingen (21 March 1941, Utrecht – 21 August 2006, Langbroek) was a Dutch-British businessman and philanthropist.
Pekanbaru (Jawi: ڤكنبارو) is the capital of Riau, on the Sumatra island.
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The People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie, VVD) (is a conservative-liberal political party in the Netherlands. The VVD supports private enterprise in the Netherlands and is an economically liberal party.Andeweg R.B. and G.A. Irwin Government & Politics in the Netherlands 2002 Palgrave p. 48http://www.whois.ws/domain_information-nl/vvd.nl/ After the fourth Balkenende cabinet was formed (22 February 2007), the VVD was the second-largest opposition party in the Dutch House of Representatives. During the Dutch general-election of 2010 the VVD obtained the highest number of votes cast and came to occupy 31 of the 150 seats in the House of Representatives. The VVD was the senior party in a centre-right minority government coalition together with the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) under the leadership of VVD party leader Mark Rutte. Rutte has been the leader of the VVD since 31 May 2006. The First Rutte cabinet's parliamentary majority was provided by Geert Wilders' anti-Islam, -immigration, and -EU Party for Freedom (PVV), but this majority became unstable when, as was to be expected, Wilders' party refused to support austerity measures in connection with the Euro crisis. Therefore, elections for the House of Representatives were held on 12 September 2012 The VVD remained the largest party, with 41 seats. Since 5 November 2012, the VVD has been the senior partner in the second Rutte cabinet, a "purple" coalition with the Labour Party (PvdA).
The Pieterskerk is a Reformed and former Roman Catholic church in the city of Utrecht in the Netherlands, dedicated to Peter the Apostle.
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Pope Adrian VI (Hadrianus VI), born Adriaan Florensz (Boeyens) (2 March 1459 ‒ 14 September 1523), was the 218th pope of the Catholic Church from 9 January 1522 until his death on 14 September 1523.
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Pope John Paul II (Ioannes Paulus II; Giovanni Paolo II), born Karol Józef Wojtyła (18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005), served as Pope from 1978 to 2005.
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Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the county seat of Multnomah County, located at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers.
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Postal codes in the Netherlands, known as postcodes, are alphanumeric, consisting of four digits followed by two uppercase letters.
The term Prince of the Church is today used nearly exclusively for Catholic cardinals.
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A prince-bishop is a bishop who is the civil governor of some secular principality.
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In the Netherlands, ProRail is a government task organisation that takes care of maintenance and extensions of the national railway network infrastructure (not the metro or tram), of allocating rail capacity, and of traffic control.
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The Protestant Church in the Netherlands (Protestantse Kerk in Nederland, abbreviated PKN) is the largest Protestant Christian denomination in the Netherlands.
A Dutch province represents the administrative layer in the Netherlands between the national government and the local municipalities, having the responsibility for matters of subnational or regional importance.
A public space is a social space that is generally open and accessible to people.
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Public transport (North American English: public transportation or public transit) is a shared passenger transport service which is available for use by the general public, as distinct from modes such as taxicab, carpooling or hired buses which are not shared by strangers without private arrangement.
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Qbuzz is a public transport bus company in the Netherlands that operates services in Utrecht, Drenthe, Groningen, and Friesland.
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Rabobank (full name: Coöperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.A.) is a Dutch multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
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The Railway Museum (Dutch: Spoorwegmuseum) in Utrecht is the Dutch national railway museum.
The rampjaar ("disaster year") was the year 1672 in Dutch history.
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The Randstad is a megalopolis in the Netherlands.
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--> The Rhine is a European river that begins in the Swiss canton of Graubünden in the southeastern Swiss Alps, forms part of the Swiss-Austrian, Swiss- Liechtenstein border, Swiss-German and then the Franco-German border, then flows through the Rhineland and eventually empties into the North Sea in the Netherlands.
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The Rietveld Schröder House (Rietveld Schröderhuis) (also known as the Schröder House) in Utrecht was built in 1924 by Dutch architect Gerrit Rietveld for Mrs.
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Rijk de Gooyer (17 December 1925 – 2 November 2011) was a Dutch Golden Calf- winning actor, writer, comedian and singer.
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Road transport (British English) or road transportation (American English) is the transport of passengers or goods on roads.
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The Archdiocese of Utrecht (Archidioecesis Ultraiectensis) is an archdiocese of the Catholic Church in the Netherlands.
The Roman emperor was the ruler of the Roman State during the imperial period (starting in 27 BC).
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The Roman Empire (Imperium Rōmānum; Ancient and Medieval Greek: Βασιλεία τῶν Ῥωμαίων Basileia tōn Rhōmaiōn) was the post-Republican period of the ancient Roman civilization, characterized by government headed by emperors and large territorial holdings around the Mediterranean Sea in Europe, Africa and Asia.
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Romanesque architecture is an architectural style of medieval Europe characterized by semi-circular arches.
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The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (Dutch: Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut or KNMI) is the Dutch national weather forecasting service, which has its headquarters in De Bilt, in the province of Utrecht, Netherlands.
Saint Nicholas (Ἅγιος Νικόλαος,, Sanctus Nicolaus); (15 March 270 AD – 6 December 343 AD), also called Nikolaos of Myra, was a historic 4th-century Christian saint and Greek Bishop of Myra (Demre, part of modern-day Turkey).
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Schiphol railway station is a major passenger railway station in Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands.
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The Seventeen Provinces was a term applied to the Imperial states of the Habsburg Netherlands in the 15th and 16th century.
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Shanghai Jiao Tong University is a public research university located in Shanghai, China.
Social sculpture is a specific example of the extended concept of art that was advocated by the conceptual artist and politician Joseph Beuys.
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The Sint-Salvator church (also called the Old-Munster church) was one of five Catholic Church collegiate churches in Utrecht, Netherlands, before the Protestant Reformation.
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Stadion Galgenwaard is a football stadium in Utrecht that has been the home of the football club FC Utrecht since 1970.
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A stadtholder (stadhouder), literally place holder (in modern Dutch "stad" means "city", but the older meaning of "stad" - also "stede" - was "place", and it is a cognate of English "stead", as "in stead of"), was a term for a "steward" or "lieutenant".
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Stichtse Vecht is a municipality of the Netherlands and lies in the northwestern part of the province of Utrecht.
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The Stone Age is a broad prehistoric period during which stone was widely used to make implements with a sharp edge, a point, or a percussion surface.
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Summer Darkness is an alternative music festival in the Netherlands which was held annually from 2003 to 2013, around the second weekend in August in the city of Utrecht.
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Switzerland (Schweiz;Swiss Standard German spelling and pronunciation. The Swiss German name is sometimes spelled as Schwyz or Schwiiz. Schwyz is also the standard German (and international) name of one of the Swiss cantons. Suisse; Svizzera; Svizra or),The latter is the common Sursilvan pronunciation.
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Sylvia Maria Kristel (28 September 1952 18 October 2012) was a Dutch actress who performed in over 50 films, including as the lead character in four of the seven Emmanuelle films.
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Telephone numbers in the Netherlands are administered by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation of the Netherlands and may be grouped into three general categories: geographical numbers, non-geographical numbers, and numbers for public services.
The Order of Brothers of the German House of Saint Mary in Jerusalem (official names: Ordo domus Sanctæ Mariæ Theutonicorum Hierosolymitanorum, Orden der Brüder vom Deutschen Haus der Heiligen Maria in Jerusalem), commonly the Teutonic Order (today: German Order, also Deutschherrenorden or Deutschritterorden), was a German medieval military order, and became in modern times a purely religious Catholic order.
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The Hague (Den Haag or 's-Gravenhage) is the seat of government in the Netherlands, and the capital city of the province of South Holland.
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The Letters of Utrecht (De Letters van Utrecht) form an endless poem in the stones of a street in the center of the Dutch city of Utrecht.
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Theo van Doesburg (30 August 1883 – 7 March 1931) was a Dutch artist, who practised painting, writing, poetry and architecture.
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TIAS School for Business and Society is a business school which is affiliated with Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology.
Tivoli is a popular music venue and cultural center in Utrecht, Netherlands.
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TivoliVredenburg is a music venue in Utrecht, the Netherlands with five concert halls and a total capacity of 7,900 people.
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A tornado is a violently rotating column of air that is in contact with both the surface of the earth and a cumulonimbus cloud or, in rare cases, the base of a cumulus cloud.
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The Tour de France is an annual multiple stage bicycle race primarily held in France, while also occasionally making passes through nearby countries.
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Traiectum was a Roman fort, or castellum, on the frontier of the Roman Empire in Germania Inferior.
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This list of train routes in the Netherlands focuses on the routes taken by trains travelling on railway lines in the Netherlands.
Energy (formerly known as Trance Energy) was a Dutch trance event featuring Electronic Trance Music DJs from around the world.
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A transept (with two semitransepts) is a transverse section, of any building, which lies across the main body of the building.
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The Treaty of Utrecht, which established the Peace of Utrecht, is a series of individual peace treaties, rather than a single document, signed by the belligerents in the War of the Spanish Succession, in the Dutch city of Utrecht in March and April 1713.
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Tuff (from the Italian tufo) is a type of rock made of volcanic ash ejected from a vent during a volcanic eruption.
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Twin towns or sister cities are a form of legal and social agreement between towns, cities, counties, oblasts, prefectures, provinces, regions, states, and even countries in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties.
De Uithof is a part of the city of Utrecht, which contains the Utrecht Science Park, the campus area of Utrecht University, the vocational university Hogeschool Utrecht and the academic hospital University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU).
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The Union of Utrecht (Unie van Utrecht) was a treaty signed on 23 January 1579 in Utrecht, the Netherlands, unifying the northern provinces of the Netherlands, until then under the control of Habsburg Spain.
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The Union of Utrecht is a federation of Old Catholic churches, not in communion with Rome, that seceded from the Roman Catholic Church over the issue of Papal infallibility.
The University of Humanistic Studies (Dutch: Universiteit voor Humanistiek (UvH)) is a university in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
The city of Utrecht and the surrounding cities, villages, and townships form an agglomeration in the middle of The Netherlands.
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Utrecht is a province of the Netherlands.
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Utrecht Centraal is the central railway station for the city of Utrecht in the Netherlands.
Utrecht Leidsche Rijn is a railway station in west Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Utrecht Lunetten is a railway station located in Utrecht, Netherlands.
Utrecht Overvecht is a suburb railway station located in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
The HKU University of the Arts Utrecht (Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht, HKU) is a performing arts and visual arts educational institution in Utrecht, Netherlands.
The Utrecht sneltram (literally fast tram) is a light rail line in the Dutch city of Utrecht.
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The Utrecht sodomy trials (Dutch: Utrechtse sodomieprocessen) were a large-scale persecution of homosexuals that took place in the Dutch Republic, starting in the city of Utrecht in 1730.
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Utrecht Terwijde is a railway station on the Utrecht–Rotterdam railway.
Utrecht University (Universiteit Utrecht, formerly Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht) is a university in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
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Utrecht Zuilen is a railway station located in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Utrechtse Heuvelrug (Utrecht Hill Ridge) is a municipality in the Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht.
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The Varsity is a rowing regatta on the Amsterdam–Rhine Canal in Houten, Netherlands each Spring.
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The Veluwe is a forest-rich ridge of hills (1100 km²) in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands.
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Vianen is a municipality and a city in the central Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht.
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Vleuten is a railway station located in Vleuten, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
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Vredenburg or Vredeborch (Peace Fortress) was a 16th-century castle built by Habsburg emperor Charles V in the city of Utrecht in the Netherlands.
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The War of the Spanish Succession (1701–1714) was a major European conflict of the early 18th century, triggered by the death in 1700 of the last Habsburg King of Spain, the infirm and childless Charles II.
A welfare state is a concept of government in which the state plays a key role in the protection and promotion of the economic and social well-being of its citizens.
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Western culture, sometimes equated with Western civilization, Western lifestyle, or European civilization, is a term used very broadly to refer to a heritage of social norms, ethical values, traditional customs, belief systems, political systems, and specific artifacts and technologies that have some origin or association with Europe, having both indigenous and foreign origin.
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Wijk bij Duurstede is a municipality and a city in the central Netherlands.
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Willem Marinus Dudok (6 July 1884 – 6 April 1974) was a Dutch modernist architect.
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Willibrord (– 7 November 739) was a Northumbrian missionary saint, known as the "Apostle to the Frisians" in the modern Netherlands.
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Woerden is a city and a municipality in the central Netherlands.
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A World Heritage Site is a place (such as a building, city, complex, desert, forest, island, lake, monument, or mountain) that is listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as being of special cultural or physical significance.
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World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.
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Zeist is a municipality and a town in the central Netherlands, located east of the city of Utrecht.
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