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The Hague's many innovative museums and art galleries (including the Mauritshuis with its incomparable collection of Dutch Old Master paintings), fabulous shopping in the majestic Haagsche Passage, tree-lined canals and gastronomic temptations of Indonesian rijstaffel make it one of the most enticing spots in Europe.

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» Binnenhof & Ridderzaal

Binnenhof & Ridderzaal

The Hague's Binnenhof (or Inner Court) complex is not only an important political hub - housing the official offices and meeting rooms of the Dutch Parliament and Prime Minister - but one of the city's most striking landmarks. Built back in the 13th century as a hunting lodge for the counts of Holland, Binnenhof centers around the Hofvijver or 'Court Pond' and includes the Het Torentje, 'the Little Tower' where the Prime Minister's office is located and the resplendent Ridderzaal, the 'Hall of the Knights' where the Queen holds her annual speech on Prinsjesdag …

» Delft


Situated between Rotterdam and The Hague, Delft is a traditional small town with wonderful landmarks, such as the 19th century renovated Stadhuis (Town Hall) or the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), where Prince William of Orange resides. Best known for its traditional ceramics, Delft also has a de Markt every Thursday where you can buy delicious produce. There is also plenty to do for the kids, including a waterpark, petting zoo, Technology Museum and the Armamentarium (Army Museum) …

» Escher in Het Paleis

Escher in Het Paleis

Behind the 17th-century façade of this palace - formerly the winter home of Queen Emma of the Netherlands - lies a startlingly eccentric collection of works of Dutch graphic artist M. C. Escher. The palace is located on The Hague's elegant boulevard of Lange Voorhout and as befits its royal residence, has a series of lavishly appointed rooms plus an ornate Art Nouveau staircase that was installed in 1901 along with glimmering stained-glass windows in the skylights of the main hall …

» Keukenhof Gardens

Keukenhof Gardens

Covering some 79 acres (32 hectares), the Keukenhof Tulip Gardens is the world's largest flower garden. Come springtime, the meandering, wooded gardens are visited by some 800,000 flower-lovers, who come to soak up the blaze of color that envelops the park, its greenhouses, brooks and shady ponds and winding paths. It's truly a memorable sight. At Keukenhof Tulip Gardens, nature's talents are combined with artificial precision to create a wonder of landscaping, where millions of tulips …

» Louwman Museum

Louwman Museum

It's all about cars at the Louwman Museum in The Hague. Made possible by two generations of the Louwman family, the collection of more than two hundred antique and classic vehicles has been called one of the finest collections in the world. Covering the evolution of the automobile, car lovers and history buffs will both find something to love. From horse and wagon to luxury cars, the collection shows how cars have changed with time, including everything from antiques to hybrids to Formula 1 racing cars …

» Madurodam


Madurodam, since it was developed about 60 years, ago is one of Holland's most popular travel destinations. Famously a mini-city on a 1:25 scale, this thoughtful and amusing destination highlights all the qualities of the Dutch culture, including the perfectly ornamented bridges, canals, windmills, and major landmarks from all around Holland. If you were ever thinking how one might be able to see an entire country in one day, this is it. The kids will have just as much fun as you are …

» Museon


Den Haag's hyper-modern science museum opened in its current incarnation in 1985, adjacent to the Gemeentemuseum in a sleek, modern, two-story building of soft-colored stone. With the goal of being both educational and fun, Museon is a very hands-on affair, with plenty of buttons to press, smells to sniff and movies to watch in the permanent exhibition, which deals with the development of life on earth. While not enormous, there is plenty in there to distract curious youngsters for a couple of hours …

» Noordeinde Palace

Noordeinde Palace

Although the Dutch royal family has a total of four palaces throughout the Netherlands, including one in Amsterdam, today the royals prefers to work from The Hague. In the historic center of the city, Noordeinde Palace has been office to King Willem-Alexander since 2013. With its roots going back to 1533 when wealthy aristocrat Willem van de Goudt turned the farmhouse into a stately home, the Noordeinde wasn't used as a palace until 1609, when it was presented to William of Orange's widow in recognition of her husband's service to the Dutch nation …

» Peace Palace/Vredespaleis

Peace Palace/Vredespaleis

One of the Netherlands' most famous buildings and the crowning glory of The Hague, the Peace Palace, or Vredespaleis, serves as a symbol of the country's key role in international law and order. Built between 1907 and 1913 by Andrew Carnegie, the grand palace is home to the United Nations' International Court of Justice (ICJ), the International Law Academy and the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), making it an important center of global peace …

» Prison Gate Museum

Prison Gate Museum

The Prison Gate Museum is the former prison of the Court of Holland. Beginning in 1428, and continuing throughout its 400 year history, it housed famous and not so famous criminals. It had a reputation as a place of misery, where prisoners were regularly punished in the torture chamber and locked up in dreary dark and frigid cells, awaiting questioning and trial. Visitors to the medieval building can see the Museum's collection of punishment and torture devices .…

» Ridderzaal (Hall of Knights)

Ridderzaal (Hall of Knights)

As one of the oldest and most-admired landmark buildings in The Hague, the Ridderzaal makes up part of the medieval Binnenhof (Inner Court) complex, which was built back in the 13th century for the counts of Holland as a hunting lodge. Ridderzaal dominates the great cobbled courtyard and cloistered archways of the Binnenhof, home to the offices and meeting rooms of the Dutch Parliament and now the political hub of the Netherlands. The Ridderzaal was the last building to be added to the Binnenhof in 1280 …

» Scheveningen


The Hague's seaside suburb of Scheveningen is also the most popular holiday resort in The Netherlands. Just a tram ride from the center of the city, Scheveningen has a 2.5-mile (four km) long promenade backing a sandy beach and the pristine waters of the North Sea. It had its heyday in the 19th century but recent injections of cash have spruced the town up to its former gentility. The pier is the focus of Scheveningen beach and there's plenty for families to enjoy around here, from bungy jumping to banana boating and wind surfing …

» Sculptures by the Sea (Museum Beelden aan Zee)

Sculptures by the Sea (Museum Beelden aan Zee)

Sculptures by the Sea (Museum Beelden aan Zee) Every trip to The Hague should include time for a trip to the beach. There's the obvious reasons, the surf, sand and boardwalk, but a trip to the beach also means you'll get to see the Sculptures by the Sea. Located on Scheveningen Boulevard, with an enviable view of the beach, the bronze Sculptures were put in place by the nearby Beelden aan Zee Museum. Designed by American sculptor Tom Otterness, legends of the sea served as their inspiration …

» The Hague City Hall

The Hague City Hall

The Hague City Hall This more modern landmark is known by a number of names. The Town Hall of The Hague is a white building with a large glass atrium. Due to its white appearance, locals nicknamed it the Ice Palace. In comparison to the numerous historical buildings in The Hague, finished in the mid-90s, it's a fairly new addition to the landscape. It was designed by American Richard Meier. The large Atrium hosts events and exhibitions throughout the year …

» The Hague Museum of Photography

The Hague Museum of Photography

The Hague Museum of Photography is part of the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and since it is located right next door, a trip to both is especially easy for visitors. Half a dozen exhibitions are organized every year at The Hague Museum of Photography, so what you'll see depends on when you go. Exhibitions vary from well-known to unknown photographers and cover a wide range of time, categories and history …

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With a centuries-long reputation as the Netherlands' political powerhouse, The Hague is a city of broad boulevards lined with sumptuous palaces, mansions, monuments and museums. The political action centers on the cluster of grand buildings at the Binnenhof (Inner Court), the seat of Dutch Parliament, and extends out to the Vredespaleis (Peace Palace), home to the United Nations' International Court of Justice and a symbol of The Hague's global political importance …

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The Hague is located in the province of South Holland in the Netherlands. It is the seat of the Dutch government, and the residence of the Queen, although Amsterdam is officially the capital city. The Hague is a delight for children as well, with soft sandy beaches just a tram ride away at Scheveningen and Holland in miniature laid out at Madurodam …

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