The Hague's Madurodam park is great for kids and for adults. It features scale models of the most important buildings in the Netherlands, as well as moving trains, buses, windmills and planes. Also there is a museum of ice sculptures that you have to see (it has an ice slide)
Walking through the historic center of the city of The Hague is one of those seemingly everyday things which becomes unforgettable. Trams and bicycles pass between buildings which seem like they have come out of a fairy story. Establishments color the lively streets, its squares invite us to take pictures of every nook and cafes offer us an unparalleled view just by looking up. For me, the magic of this city was walking through the streets.
The Peace Palace in The Hague is home to the International Court of Justice and is without doubt the most representative (and for me was the most impressive)in the city. Its construction was conceived in the late nineteenth century, on the principles which it now represents, but not finished being built until 1913 with the collaboration of several countries. Today it is one of the symbols of the city and guided tours of it are available.
Scheveningen beach is very popular in Holland. The coast is full of bars, where people can relax and have a bite to eat, or with a glass of rosé wine in hand. On the promenade, there are many artists making sculptures with the fine sand of the beach. At the end of the promenade, there is an aquarium with many species of animals, an ideal place to visit with children. In the middle of the beach there is a large pier, with several shops and a casino. It is one of the most luxurious hotels in Holland and it is situated right in front of the beach.
The Hofvijver is a little lake that is situated in the center of The Hague. In the middle of it there is an island with vegetation in which there are many gulls, in fact, some are close to the walls and edges, as they are used to it, so you can take pictures very closely. Despite being near the traffic of Buitenhof Avenue, the north side offers a leisurely walk in a wooded pedestrian area (called Lange Vijverberg), allowing us to enjoy the tranquility of the pond. When we went, one edge was flanked by flags, which gave a very visual touch.
De Binnenhof parliament is where the court is housed. It is a complex of different buildings, and it includes a church, the royal palace, a beautiful lake and a museum. Next door you can find The mauritzhuis, which is the most famous museum in the Hague. If you get the chance to go there, make sure you don´t miss this place, because the buildings date from 1800 and they are beautiful.
The tourist office in The Hague is a large space that is situated in the center of the city, in Spui. The building belongs to the municipality of the city and has several community agencies and other public services such as a library. At the office, you can also find different types of souvenirs from both the city and the Netherlands, that you can buy there. At the counter you can ask for "Tha Hague Visit Card" that will be very useful to you if you want to explore the city.
Rotterdam The Hague Airport is the hub of air communication between the two cities that can be reached by bus and / or train in about 30 minutes. It is smaller and has fewer passengers than other airports, like Amsterdam for example, and everything is much closer. You can collect your suitcase really quickly and take your connecting flight (if applicable). Highly recommended if you are going to the Netherlands and aren´t necessarily going to Amsterdam.
Although I only stayed a few hours, I was glad to be able to get to know this city. We arrived in the afternoon, walked around the typical places like the complex of buildings that make up the Parliament, known as Binnenhof. We took the typical photos of the most symbolic buildings, such as the Peace Palace, seat of the Internal Court of Justice and the Palace of the Queen of Holland.
Are you thinking about visiting The Hague? Perfect! The Hague is one of the most beautiful cities in the Netherlands filled with many monuments and historic neighborhoods, and occupies a prime location on the coast.
In terms of architecture, there are many things to see in The Hague. The Peace Palace was built based on the ideals of pacifism and world peace. Another one of the places to visit in The Hague is The Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, which is in the center of the city.
Another one of the attractions in The Hague you must see is the Binnenhof, which is the Parliament and is a beautiful building and the political hub of the Netherlands. Next to the Binnenhof is Plein Square. This historic square is surrounded by magnificent buildings and offers plenty of taverns and restaurants during the day. At night, the same places turn into bars and nightclubs. Plein has many options for nightlife in The Hague.
Some more things to do in The Hague are to walk around the Lange Voorhout Square, which is beautiful throughout the year. Looking for more stuff to do in The Hague? Try Duinrell, which is a theme park suitable for people of all ages and one of the biggest attractions for young children. Here everyone will be able to have fun, ride on swings, go on adventures in the Rick Castle, and see many other smaller attractions and children's shows. If you're traveling with your family this is definitely one of the places you must visit while in The Hague.
Some of the most important museums in The Hague are the Prisoners Gate Museum, Escher at the Palace, and the Municipal Museum.
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