Daytrips and holidays in the Netherlands

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Welcome to the city pages of Den Haag

Information about The Hague

The Hague is the political capital of the Netherlands, a city with a royal character and many purveyors to the royal household. There are many stately places of interest to visit, such as the palaces, the Binnenhof where parliament sits, and the royal house where Queen Beatrix lives. The oldest part of the city, the area around the Binnenhof, is where the main historical buildings of The Hague are located. The city has many foreign embassies, situated in the stately streets of the city. The Hague is a great place for everyone to visit for one or more days. The Hague has many museums, parks and nature areas. A beautiful and fascinating city, where there is much to admire.

The location and surrounding area of The Hague

The Hague lies in the province of Zuid-Holland, on the coast. It is approximately 50 kilometres from Amsterdam, and 20 kilometres from Rotterdam. The Hague has a few railway stations, offering optimum connections with other cities. For a visit to the city centre, take the train to Den Haag Centraal; the centre is then only a short distance by tram. You could also walk, of course, along the Buitenhof road, and reach the centre in 15 minutes. The most common form of public transport in The Hague is the tram, with which it is very easy to reach all the attractions. The Hague is a real cityscape but also has many parks and nature areas. Within the boundaries of the municipality, there is a vast unspoilt dune area with a wide, natural sandy beach, almost ten kilometres in length.

Art and culture in The Hague

The Hague is an excellent place for museum lovers, with its many museums and art galleries. The following are the most wel