The Hague is one of the greatest cities of Holland. Both because of the numerous monuments, historic districts and the location near the sea, but also because here is the headquarters of the State government.
The Hague is also known as 'Royal city by the sea' and is called royal residence. If you're planning a trip to Amsterdam, then do not miss the opportunity to visist the Hague: only an hour away from the capital, the city offers budget accommodation.
You will admire one of the most beautiful views that there are, where the meeting between the past and modernity is the union of beauty and charm.
We thought to writing this article of the 5 reasons for visiting the Hague, here they are listed below:
1. The Mauritshuis Museum
The Mauritshuis Museum, also known as Royal Picture Gallery, is one of the finest art museums in the world and inside you can admire more than 800 art works, including some of the best Dutch paintings of the Golden Age, such as the famous 'girl with a Pearl Earring'.
The building was designed by Jacob van Campen and Pieter Post architects in the seventeenth century to the royal family of the Netherlands.
2. The Hague Tower
It is the highest building accessible to the public in Holland. The two balconies located on the 41st and 42nd floors offer a wonderful view of the city and also, if the day is clear, you can see Rotterdam and Schiphol Airport tower. The tower has a total height of 135 meters and the top floor is a rooftop restaurant.
Scheveningen is the seaside city of the Hague, a popular summer destination for tourists and locals, especially those who love to surf. The Scheveningen beach stretches over a length of 2.4 kilometers, along which you can relax, play beach volleyball, or try different water sports.
In the evening, guests can choose between cinema, restaurants or nightclubs.
4. The Vredespaleis Peace Palace
Vredespaleis is the Palace of Peace in The Hague. It houses the International Court of Justice, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Academy of International Law and the library. Completed in 1913, the Peace Palace was magnificent as the idea of world peace it wanted to represent.Plan your trip to Hague considering that Vredespaleis it is about 2 km from the city center.
Madurodam is located between the Hague and its beach, mentioned above. It is a very large park that reproduces a miniature Holland. Through the monitors you can learn more details about the history hidden behind the buildings exposed to Madurodam.
Unfortunately the entrance is not free, the ticket costs € 14.50 per person.
If then is not enough for you visiting the Hague and its wonders, but you'll continue the route to the capital, here are some of our tips on 10 things to do in Amsterdam!
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