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Binnenhof (Dutch parliament), Hague, Netherlands

City at a Glance

The Hague, Netherlands
Location Western coast of Netherlands
City type Metropolis
Population 1 million
Official language(s) Dutch
Climate Mild marine
Average temperatures January: 39° F, July: 63° F
Landscape Urban, coastal
Factoid Hosting international courts for more than 100 years, The Hague is known as the International City of Peace and Justice.

About The Hague

Discover a truly international experience in The Hague. Known as the city of peace and justice, The Hague has a vast international population and all the cultural variety that goes with that. Hear multiple languages all in a small café. Choose a different ethnic cuisine each night. Learn traditions from all over the world. At the same time, explore Dutch culture—world-famous works of art from Dutch masters, palaces, and Delft Blue ceramics. The Hague will captivate you from the start.

Where is The Hague

52.0704978, 4.3006999

What to do in The Hague

  • Scheveningen Beach Resort: Sandcastles, windsurfing, kiteboarding, beachside walks on the esplanade—this long sandy beach has it all. Top off your perfect day with a sunset zipline ride over the sea from the upper deck of the pier.
  • Escher in the Palace museum: Challenge your perceptions with M.C. Escher’s mind-boggling artwork and then build one of his optical illusions in a hand-ons exhibit.
  • Court District: Shop the trends or set your own in The Hague’s beautiful city center and shopping district.
  • Beach house getaway: Spend an enchanting weekend in a private beach house with friends. Equipped with all the essentials, from super fast WiFi to heating and, of course, window views of the sea, this is a worthwhile splurge. Book in advance and split the cost with up to four friends to get the best deal.
  • Binnenhof: Enter the riverfront government complex and imagine yourself a member of the Knights of the Order of the Golden Fleece in the 13th-century court. In September, Queen Beatrix rides in a golden coach to start the new session of Parliament.
  • Mauritshuis museum: Admire Vermeer’s Girl With a Pearl Earring (recently portrayed in film by Scarlett Johansson) before learning how to paint like a Dutch master in a workshop.

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