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Glossary

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Leidseplein

The Leidseplein is a square in central Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Lying in the southwest of the Grachtengordel district of Amsterdam, the Leidseplein is immediately northeast of the Singelgracht canal. It is situated on the crossroads of the Weteringschans, the Marnixstraat, and the Leidsestraat. The Leidseplein is one of the busiest centres for nightlife in the city. Historically, the square was the end of the road from Leiden, and served as a parking lot for horse-drawn traffic. Today, modern traffic travels through the square and side streets are packed with restaurants and nightclubs. The Stadsschouwburg, a theater, is the most notable architectural landmark on the square, and the American Hotel is close by

Lek

The Lek is a river in the western Netherlands of some 60 km in length. It is the continuation of the Nederrijn after the Kromme Rijn branches off at the town of Wijk bij Duurstede. The main westbound waterway is hereafter called the Lek River. The Nederrijn is, itself, a distributary branch of river Rhine. The name "Lek" is derived either from the Middle Dutch words "lake" and "leek", meaning "watercourse"

Lesser Antilles

The Lesser Antilles (also known as the Caribbees) are a long, partly volcanic island arc in the Caribbean Sea. Most of its islands form the eastern boundary of the Caribbean Sea with the Atlantic Ocean, with the remainder located in the southern Caribbean just north of South America. The Lesser Antilles and the Greater Antilles compose the Antilles, which are in turn part of the West Indies along with the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Limburg

Limburg, Dutch and Limburgish: (Nederlands-)Limburg) is the southernmost of the twelve provinces of the Netherlands. It is located in the southeastern part of the country and is bordered by the Dutch provinces of Gelderland to the north and North Brabant to the north and northwest, Germany (state of Northrhine-Westphalia) to the east and Belgium (the Dutch-speaking province of Limburg and French-speaking province of Liège) to the south and part of the west. Its capital is Maastricht.

Limburgs

Limburgish, also called Limburgian or Limburgic (Dutch: Limburgs, German: Limburgisch, French: Limbourgeois  is a group of East Low Franconian language varieties spoken in the Limburg and Rhineland regions, along the Dutch-Belgian-German border. The area in which it is spoken roughly fits within a wide circle from Venlo to Düsseldorf to Aachen to Maastricht to Hasselt and back to Venlo. In some parts of this area it is generally used as the colloquial language in daily speech.

Loevestein Castle - Gelderland

Loevestein Castle - Gelderland. Well preserved medieval castle, built in 1357 - 1397. Around the castle are fortifications - bastions.

Loo Palace - Gelderland

Het Loo Palace - Gelderland, Apeldoorn. Country seat of the royal family of the Netherlands. Built in 1685 - 1686. Good representative of Dutch Baroque architecture - restricted and homely. Around the palace is set exquisite Baroque garden.

Loonse en Drunense Duinen

The Loonse en Drunense Duinen (Loonse and Drunense Dunes) is a national park situated in the south of the Netherlands, between the cities of Tilburg, Waalwijk & 's-Hertogenbosch. It has been designated as a national park since 2002. It is 35 km² (14 mile²) in area.

Low Countries

The Low Countries (Dutch: Lage Landen) is the coastal region of north western Europe, consisting of Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg, around the low-lying delta of the Rhine, Scheldt, and Meuse rivers where much of the land is at or below sea level.

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