The Hague is home to the Dutch government buildings and international embassies. This is what gives The Hague its grand and stately air. It is the place for spotting Dutch politicians. A visit to the Binnenhof and the Ridderzaal should be an integral part of any trip to The Hague. This is where the Dutch parliament sits and the King gives his annual speech. Also interesting is a trip to see the Peace Palace or the International Court of Justice.
There is a lot more to The Hague than its political heart. The city also offers many other activities. Don’t have enough time to visit all of the Netherlands? In the miniature city of Madurodam you can see all of the popular attractions and highlights the Netherlands has to offer. Panorama Mesdag, an enormous panorama painting, will give you a ‘view’ of the North Sea, the dunes, The Hague and Scheveningen. It is the oldest panorama painting in the world and has to be on your to-do list, as should a trip to the seaside town of Scheveningen. The Hague is also the perfect place for a day of high-class shopping.
The Hague has plenty of things to do for art lovers too, like visiting the city’s many cultural event locations. In The Hague you will find the most famous girl in the Netherlands: the Girl with a Pearl Earring. This famous painting, painted by Johannes Vermeer in 1665, hangs in the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague, a place you simply have to visit. Holland Destination Management will be glad to introduce you to the highlights of The Hague.