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Rijswijk

[Dutch rahys-vahyk] /Dutch ˈraɪs vaɪk/
noun
1.
a town in SW Netherlands, near The Hague: Treaty of Ryswick 1697.
Also, Ryswick [riz-wik] /ˈrɪz wɪk/ (Show IPA).
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British Dictionary definitions for ryswick

Ryswick

/ˈrɪzwɪk/
noun
1.
the English name for Rijswijk

Rijswijk

/ˈraɪsvaɪk; Dutch ˈrɛjswɛjk/
noun
1.
a town in the SW Netherlands, in South Holland province on the SE outskirts of The Hague: scene of the signing (1697) of the Treaty of Rijswijk ending the War of the Grand Alliance. Pop: 48 000 (2003 est) English name Ryswick
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Encyclopedia Article for ryswick

Rijswijk

gemeente (municipality), western Netherlands, on the southeastern outskirts of The Hague ('s-Gravenhage). The Reformed church dates from the 14th century, and there are some 17th-century houses. Although primarily residential, the town has oil wells, laboratories, and an important fruit-auction market. IJpenburg airfield is nearby.

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