The Hague is the governmental and political center of the Netherlands. The Hague has 600,000 inhabitants and is situated in the western part of the country, 50 km’s south of Amsterdam and 30 km’s west of Rotterdam. The Hague accommodates the Royal Palace and holds most of the administrative offices of the country. The city is close to an area full of dunes with a magnificent sandy coast. The place is called Scheveningen.
The Hague has the largest square in Europe, Lange Voorhout. The surrounding area is mainly old styled and during the evening everything is illuminated making the atmosphere very cozy and romantic! Every Thursday, there is a big antique market on the square. Another famous main market worth viewing, is the Herman Coster square where one can buy food and things from the West-Indies to Indonesia.
Museums and History
Mueum Bredius – www.museumbredius.nl
Historical Museum – www.haagshistorischmuseum.nl
Mauritshuis – www.mauritshuis.nl
Gemeentemuseum – www.haagshistorischmuseum.nl
Madurodam – www.madurodam.nl
Museon – www.museon.nl
Museum of Literature – www.letmus.nl
Museum of Communication – www.muscom.nl
Panorama Mesdag – www.panorama-mesdag.nl
Public Transport Museum – www.hovm.nl
Loosduins Museum – www.loosduinsmuseum.nl
Westlands Museum – www.westlandsmuseum.nl
GEM Contemporary Art – www.gem-online.nl
Escher in the Palace – www.escherinhetpaleis.nl
Omniversum – www.omniversum.nl
The Peace Palace – www.vredespaleis.nl
The Gevangenpoort – www.gevangenpoort.nl
Photo Museum – www.fotomuseumdenhaag.nl
Theaters & Entertainment
Rijswijkse Schouwburg – www.rijswijkseschouwburg.nl
Theater de Veste – www.theaterdeveste.nl
Voorburgs Stadstheater De Tobbe – www.detobbe.nl
Appeltheatre – www.toneelgroepdeappel.nl
Netherlands Dance Theatre – www.ndt.nl
Guided City Tour – www.overhollandtours.nl
General market – Herman Costerstraat,
Monday/Wednesday/ Friday from 8am to 6pm & Saturday from 8am to 5pm.
Antique market – Lange Voorhout,
May to September on Thursday from 10am to 7pm & Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
On the Plein from October to May, 10am – 6pm.
Indoor – Markthof Gedempte Gracht/Spui,
Monday from 11am to 6pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday from 9am to 6pm.