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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.

Maastricht Aachen Airport

The activities of Maastricht Aachen Airport are aimed at the transport of passengers and freight. To this end, Maastricht Aachen Airport cooperates closely with its sister company Maastricht Handling Services. In addition, Maastricht Aachen Airport is a shareholder in the AviationValley Business Park and owner of the AviationValley real estate management and development company. Maastricht Aachen Airport also plays an active role in the Maastricht Maintenance Boulevard foundation, which unifies the aircraft maintenance companies and educational institutions at the airport.

Maastricht Convention Bureau

The Maastricht Convention Bureau is a foundation which promotes Maastricht & region as a destination for conferences and corporate meetings. Members of the foundation are several organisations in Maastricht & surrounding area that offer their services to you when it comes to meetings, incentives, conventions and events. We offer professional, independent and objective information, advice and mediation regarding any aspect of organising business meetings: congress centres, hotels, venues for your party or dinner, transportation, organisational support, catering, social and partner programmes. Diversity, that is the keyword for Maastricht & surrounding area. The city with its historic centre, combined with modern architecture, is situated in hilly, green surroundings. A unique combination. The meeting, party and dinner venues vary from classical   to design and the rates and atmospheres are diverse as well. In Maastricht, you can meet, dine, party and sleep in unique venues, such as castles, design hotels, chain hotels, caves, a fortress, a ball room, ships.

Maastricht Treaty

The Maastricht Treaty (formally, the Treaty on European Union or TEU) was signed on 7 February 1992 by the members of the European Community in Maastricht, Netherlands.[1] On 9–10 December 1991, the same city hosted the European Council which drafted the treaty.[2] Upon its entry into force on 1 November 1993 during the Delors Commission,[3] it created the European Union and led to the creation of the single European currency, the euro. The Maastricht Treaty has been amended by the treaties of Amsterdam, Nice and Lisbon.

Maasvlakte

The Maasvlakte is part of Europoort, a harbour and industrial area near the city of Rotterdam in the Netherlands.It was created in the 1960s by reclaiming land from the North Sea through dykes and sand suppletion. The sand for the suppletion was largely taken from the North Sea and the Lake of Oostvoorne. This lake was created by the construction of the Maasvlakte. Fossils were (and can still be) found in the sand. Before the completion of the Maasvlakte it was a sandbank which was hazardous to shipping. In September 2008 work has started on the "Second Maasvlakte" or Maasvlakte 2: the existing area is being expanded and in 2013 the new harbours in the Maasvlakte 2 will be opened for commercial use. By spraying sand in the North Sea the port of Rotterdam will be extended by some 2.000 hectares.

Madurodam

In the totally renovated Madurodam you see all you have to know about Holland in miniature. In this unique theme park you see beautiful miniatures of the Anne Frank house, the Rijksmuseum, the wind mills and the cheese market. Also you learn fun facts about the Dutch people via interactive touch screens (in seven languages). Experience our fascinating history and see how the Deltaworks keep our country dry. Madurodam is interactive: you can load a cargo ship with containers in the Port of Rotterdam, learn how to fly at the airport of Amsterdam, operate the de Deltaworks and make a bid at the flower auction. Madurodam is divided in three theme areas: City Centre, Water World en Innovation Island. In City Centre you find the most beautiful buildings of the old cities of Holland. Water World is about ‘water as friend and foe’ and Innovation Island stands for architecture, innovations, sports, entertainment and design.

Maeslantkering

The Maeslantkering is a storm surge barrier on the imaginary dividing line between the Nieuwe Waterweg waterway located at Hoek van Holland and the river the Scheur located along the cities of Maassluis and Vlaardingen up to the confluence of the rivers Oude Maas and Nieuwe Maas, Netherlands, 51°57′18.98″N 4°09′49.63″ECoordinates: 51°57′18.98″N 4°09′49.63″E, which automatically closes when needed. It is part of the Delta Works and it is one of largest moving structures on Earth, rivalling the Green Bank Telescope in the USA and the Bagger 288 excavator in Germany.

Magere Brug

The Magere Brug ("Skinny Bridge") is a bridge over the river Amstel in the city centre of Amsterdam. It connects the banks of the river at Kerkstraat (Church Street), between Keizersgracht (Emperors' Canal) and Prinsengracht (Princes' Canal).

Magna Plaza

Magna Plaza (Hoofdpostkantoor - now shops) - North Holland, Amsterdam. Beautiful public building in Neo-Renaissance style, built in 1895 - 1899.

Maritime Museum Rotterdam

The Maritime Museum Rotterdam is a maritime museum in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Dedicated to naval history, it was founded in 1873 by Prince Henry of the Netherlands.

Marken

Marken is a peninsula in the Markermeer, in the Netherlands and a former island in the Zuiderzee, located in the municipality Waterland in the province North Holland.

Martinitoren

The Martinitoren (Martini Tower) is the highest church steeple in the city of Groningen, The Netherlands. The tower is located at the north-eastern corner of the Grote Markt (Main Market Square), is part of the Martinikerk (Martini Church). The tower contains a brick spiral staircase consisting of 260 steps, and the carillon within the tower contains 62 bells. It is considered one of the main tourist attractions of Groningen and offers a view over the city and surrounding area. The front of the tower shows three pictures above the entrance: the blind man Bernlef, Saint Martinus and Rudolf Agricola. All three are men are linked to the history of Groningen. The tower is tilting about 0.6 m,[3] according to reports[citation needed] the tower has a foundation of only three metres deep. The citizens of Groningen call their tower d'Olle Grieze, meaning the old grey one in the local dialect.

Mauritshuis

The Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmɔurɪtsɦœys], English: "Maurice House") houses the Royal Cabinet of Paintings and is a major pictural art museum in The Hague, the Netherlands. Previously the residence of count John Maurice of Nassau, it now has a large art collection, including paintings by Dutch painters such as Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Jan Steen, Paulus Potter and Frans Hals and works of the German painter Hans Holbein the Younger.

MECC

Maastricht Exposition and Congress Centre (MECC) hosts many events throughout the year.

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