The Hague City
Though Amsterdam is the capital city of the Netherlands, the national government is seated in The Hague; the international city of Peace and Justice and home to the Dutch royal family. The city has high class streets, with Art-Deco and Art-Nouveau buildings.
Het Plein is The Hague’s main square, a large plaza filled with cafés and restaurants and surrounded by historic buildings. Turn the clock back several centuries and it was the vegetable garden of the Binnenhof, a Gothic castle complex that is now the home of the Dutch Parliament.
At the northern end of Het Plein is the Mauritshuis, a 17th-century building that houses an art museum. See masterpieces of the Golden Age of Dutch art. They include View of Delft and Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer and The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp, by Rembrandt. You will also see notable works by Rubens, Frans Hals and Jan Steen. All at walking distance of the working palace and beautiful gardens of King Willem-Alexander at Noordeinde.
The Binnenhof, the oldest House of Parliament from the 13th century and still in use, is part of the visit.
The Peace Palace houses the International Court of Justice and the Permanent Court of Arbitration.
Scheveningen Harbour and Sea Tour
Scheveningen is the former harbour of The Hague. It is an old fisherman’s village that developed into a chic seaside resort, visited by wealthy families. They came here for healing, stroll and go out. In the old village of Scheveningen, the fishermen lived, you can still see the old houses and visit a small enclosed cemetery. Your guide tells you all about the history of this unique part of The Hague.
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