Despite the Hague being the home of the Dutch Government, it is not the capital of the country and is, in fact, the third largest city in the country. Despite this, the city has a lot to offer and is a worthwhile trip that has a lot to offer.
This art museum is located at the heart of the Hague and was constructed in 1636 with a typical, classic Dutch style. It is home to a huge range of art and contains some of the most famous works from artists such as Rembrandt, Rubens and Vermeer.
There are over 800 objects that form part of the collection, much of which comes from the Dutch Golden Age. All of the collections are split up into sections and the museum is constantly adding new works.
Madurodam Model City
Try something different with the Madurodam Model City. This is a huge scale model of various areas of the Netherlands, all of which is a built on a scale of 1:25 and contains a huge amount of detail. The park is almost 60 years old and through the decades has undergone a number of changes to include new technologies and to add new models.
Here you will find areas such as Schiphol Airport, the seaport of Rotterdam and the tulip fields along with windmills. This is a great place to wander around and embrace the intricacies and work that has gone into this model city.
The Ridderzal is the central point of the Binnenhof and can be found located in the Hall of Knights Courtyard. The Dutch Prime Minister opens the Dutch parliament here while royal receptions are also held here.
The building has a Gothic style and has two matching towers that stand proudly at the entrance. The impressive décor of the interior is mesmerising and the stained glass windows are certainly impressive.
Outside, the courtyard is stunning and comes surrounded three sides of arches with a Neogothic fountain located in the centre which dates back to the 1600s.
At the house of the famous painter Hendrik Willem Mesdah is where you will find the Mesdag Museum. The museum shows off his collection of art, most of which focuses on Dutch painters from the Hague. The museum and the counterpart building that contains the Mesdag panorama can be found at the heart of the Hague and is positioned close to other museums.
A large panoramic painting is the main centrepiece of the Mesdag museum that is around 120m in circumference, depicting the beaches of the Hague at the end of the 19th century.
The beach and promenade
The seaside resort of the Scheveningen is well-known through the Netherlands and is the perfect place for explorations. The beach is vast and stretches from the Hook of Holland up to the port of Ijmuiden.
At the beach there is a promenade, glorious sands and a pier with a Ferris Wheel as well as restaurants should you feel the need to fuel up. During the summer months, the beach gets full of holidaymakers and residents who like to make the most of this wonderful part of Holland.
Drievliet Amusement Park
For hours of thrills and spills, the Drieveliet theme park has a lot to offer. Here you will find a number of rollercoaster’s that set your pulse racing along with the Formule X and the Twistrix. There are water games and a haunted castle along with stalls and a restaurant. This is a great place for a day trip with a difference.
The Hague Tower
From the moment you arrive at the city, you will instantly notice this impressive skyscraper that towers over the city. The Hague Tower is a located close to Den Haag HS railway station and Chinatown but while this building is mainly made up of offices, there is a viewing platform, a restaurant and a nightclub.
At 132m tall, it is the third tallest building in the Hague and it delivers super panoramic views that stretch as far as the Hook of Holland and the North Sea where you can watch boats arriving. To get to the top of the Hague Tower, you will need to take an elevator ride which is an experience in itself as it takes 40 seconds.
Once at the top, you can relax in the cafe and enjoy a drink with a view.
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