The Hague Things to Do

  • Binnenhof and Hofvijver (and seagulls!)
    Binnenhof and Hofvijver (and seagulls!)
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  • Flags blow by the Hofvijver
    Flags blow by the Hofvijver
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    Jantje 2
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  • 1. Madurodam, Miniature City

    This park is actually a miniature city with models of buildings (scale 1:25) and in the beginning it was meant to give just the story of how a typical Dutch City has developed throughout the...

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  • 2. Scheveningen / Kijkduin beach

    Scheveningen is part of the Hague having golden sand, many pubs and restaurants, an aquarium (Sea Life) and a modern lighthouse. The water, no surprise, is not really good for swimming but it can...

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  • 3. Royal The Hague

    Formerly known as the Old Court, the building became the Northend Palace in 1591 and is the official work and reception palace for Queen Beatrix. The Paleistuin (Palace Gardens) on the other side of...

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  • 4. Peace Palace

    The Peace Palace in The Hague houses the International Court of Justice (since 1946), the Permanent Court of Arbitration (since 1913), the Hague Academy of International Law, and the extensive Peace...

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  • 5. Panorama Mesdag

    Here you can see how the beach looked in 1881. This is a 360° painting and is the biggest of the Netherlands. This is really something unique of the 19th century. If you go there its like going back...

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  • 6. Governmental The Hague

    Although Amsterdam is de facto the capital city of the Netherlands the Dutch government has been based here in Den Haag since 1588, apart from a brief period when Napoleon ruled from Amsterdam between...

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  • 7. Mauritshuis

    NEW: The Pulitzer price for fiction has been attributed to Dona Tartt for her roman "The Goldfinch". Glad to read that we share a common passion for the "Puttertje" from Carel Fabritius! The museum...

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  • 8. Scenic The Hague

    The Hague is often referred to as the green city for the abundance of parks within the city limits. The Haagse Bos (Den Haag Forest) extends right to the central train station and contains a small...

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  • 9. Around The Hague

    Going for a walk you can visit the Prins Hendrikplein. This wonderful square is surrounded by buildings built in the beginning of 1900. The railings and classic lanterns around the square correspond...

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  • 10. Churches

    This is a very old church, dedicated to St James and dating originally from the 1400s although there was a wooden church on the site from at least the 1300s. It is one of the oldest buildings in the...

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  • 11. Shopping arcade

    When visiting the Gevangenpoort you can go for a shop at the "Plaats", literally "Place". In former days it was a horrible "place", named Voorplaete van den Hove, where executions took place till 18th...

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  • 12. Prison Gate

    We visited the museum Gevangenpoort in August 2007. Adults pay 4 euro and photography is not allowed inside the building. A very brutal political murder took place here in 1672. The victims were Dutch...

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  • 13. Artful The Hague

    See the beauty of the old City-Hall of the Hague (from 1546 AD) which was much more inpressive than the new one and, still exists. The tower was added at the end of the 17th century. The old...

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  • 14. Festivals and events

    Den Haag has been named after the "Widow Of The Indies" by Indo-people (Eurasian people living in Holland, or elsewhere, who has an Indonesian background), because the Dutch has reigned the Indonesian...

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  • 15. International The Hague

    Always when needed >>> A visit to The Hague's Tourist Information Office next to the Central Station (next to the entrances to the Babylon shopping centre and the Sofitel Hotel). Parking...

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  • 16. Gemeentemuseum\city museum

    The Haags Historisch Museum (historical museum of The Hague), is located in the historical ceenter of The Hague. The museum is housed in the former archery house of St. Sebastian’s guild and dates...

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  • 17. General tourist information

    This is not a must-see, it's a will-see. Unfortunately. An excellent example of modern Lego-inspired architecture with a touch of 1930's is this huge shiny plastic-looking white building, designed by...

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  • 18. Omniversum

    Set out on a journey of discovery in The Hague. In Omniversum, the only Dutch IMAX Dome Theatre (giant picture cinema), you'll discover too much, so tilt back your seat, relax and enjoy this dynamic...

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  • 19. National Archives

    a place I'd like to visit. Well organised, with chat function on the web. I'd like to look at the collection Leupe, code VEL, in which there are six town plans...

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  • 20. Bowling Scheveningen

    If you want to have a lunch/dinner, have party (including kids parties), drink beer (they offer several beers on tap) with friends or just bowl - the Bowling...

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  • 21. Noordeinde Palace and Gardens

    The Noordeinde Palace is one of three palaces used by the royal family and currently is the preferred palace of King Willem-Alexander. Originally a farmhouse...

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  • 22. Chandeliers of the Escher Museum

    An unexpected highlight of the Escher Museum is the 15 chandeliers created by the ceramic and glass artist Hans Van Bentem from Rotterdam and placed in 2003....

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  • 23. Escher Museum

    The museum devoted to the works of MC Escher, the renowned graphic artist, has been housed in the Lange Voorhout Palace since 2002 filled with his woodcuts,...

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  • 24. Lange Voorhout Palace

    At the head of the Lange Voorhout stands the eponymous palace, now home to the MC Escher Museum, built in the 1700's. Owned by a banker, the first royalty to...

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  • 25. Lange Voorhout

    One of the most beautiful and peaceful promenades perhaps in all of Europe is the tree-lined promenade just one block from the Hofvijver, with an illustrious...

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