The Hague

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The Hague

The Hague is the third largest city in the Netherlands and is also known as “the Residence”, “the Royal Residence” and “the City of Peace and Justice”. The Hague earns its nicknames to housing the seat of the Dutch government, the Royal Family and many international organizations, mostly of a judicial nature, including the International Court of Justice and the Permanent Court of Arbitration. Due to the presence of the embassies, international organizations, government bodies and Royal Family, The Hague is a metropolis with an international character and a majestic vibe.

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The Hague is the third largest city in the Netherlands and is also known as “the Residence”, “the Royal Residence” and “the City of Peace and Justice”. The Hague earns its nicknames to housing the seat of the Dutch government, the Royal Family and many international organizations, mostly of a judicial nature, including the International Court of Justice and the Permanent Court of Arbitration. Due to the presence of the embassies, international organizations, government bodies and Royal Family, The Hague is a metropolis with an international character and a majestic vibe.

History and art in The Hague

Walking through The Hague you are surrounded by monuments, statues and palaces. One of the highlights of The Hague is the political center of Holland, the Binnenhof. From here you can walk along the picturesque Hofvijver pond, the Lange Voorhout, Museum de Gevangenpoort, and The Royal Noordeinde Palace.

The Hague has a rich cultural diversity and many theaters, museums and festivals. World class works of modern art and fashion are presented at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. The collection of old masters at the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, includes the famous painting ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ by Johannes Vermeer. Other cultural highlights are the Haags Historisch Museum, Escher in het Paleis, the Peace Palace and the Panorama Mesdag. Travelling with children? Madurodam, a park that presents Holland using miniature replicas, the Museon, a popular science museum, and the IMAX Dome theatre Omniversum are great for kids. Amusement Park Duinrell has many roller coasters and one of the best tropically heated pools of Europe.

Scheveningen beach

The Hague has a very green appeal, despite being a metropolis with half a million people. The city counts many parks and situated along the North Sea you can reach the beach resorts Scheveningen and Kijkduin in a twenty minute bicycle ride. During summertime you can spend your morning shopping or visiting a museum in the city center, and the afternoon sunbathing at one of the trendy beach pavilions of Scheveningen. The hardest choice you’ll have to make when you visit The Hague is to decide whether you want to wine and dine in the city or at the beach.

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