Royal The Hague, The Hague
I took a tour of the palaces of the Monarcy in the Hague. There are plenty of palaces to see. Since the monarchy is actually still in power there access is limited to the palaces.
Though the Royal Palace, the Queen's official residence, is in Amsterdam, she spends most of her time in this palace here. It must be rather nice having two palaces...
In the palace on the Lange Voorhout is an exhibition of the works of Escher. It has been very busy since it opened at the beginning of the year though.
This famous fountain with Willem II at the very top was a gift from Victor de Stuers en 86 other residents of the Hague in 1885.
This statue of Wilhelmina can be found opposite Paleis Noordeinde. The inscription in the bricks behind the statue say 'Eenzaam maar niet alleen' which means 'Lonely but not alone'.
Willem van Oranje, also known as Willem de Zwijger (William the Silent)
Thanks to Schielen for this info
This is one of the 3 palaces the Dutch Queen owns (the other two being located in Amsterdam and near Apeldoorn). Dutch Queen Beatrix still lives here, so we couldn't go inside.