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    As the regal home of Dutch royalty, former capital Den Haag (The Hague) is an artistic, ornate city of palaces, architectural wonders and wide, tree-lined boulevards. It's also at the heart of Europe's news stories, a small place brought to fame by the development of the EU, and now populated by a multinational plethora of important legal and human rights staff.

    Yes, You’ve probably heard of the city as the centre of the UN criminal justice system (the place where plenty of war criminals end up), but what you probably didn’t hear is that The Hague is also littered with artistic pedigree (typically hosting plenty of open air sculpture exhibits, photo exhibitions and the work of at least one mammoth name – at the time of writing it was Van Gogh), sits just a stones throw away from some magnificent beaches, and has an enviable party-on nightlife and lose-it-all casino, too.

    You’ll probably want to start with the museums, which can seem overwhelmingly abundant. Aside from that art, you’ll find museums in honor of science, nature, culture, communication, cars, and even a 120-meter curved panoramic painting of nearby Scheveningen village entitled the panorama Mesdag.

    When you’re done with those, move on to the spectacular array of royal palaces, which dominate the city with their grandeur. In amongst them you’ll find the Knights Halls, the Royal Stables and even a Prison Gate dating back to the Middle Ages. Mixed in amongst them all are castles and –just for the stereotype lovers – plenty of idyllic windmills out in the countryside, too, while the covered shopping street that is ‘The Passage’ is the last remaining example of a 19th century phenomenon.

    There’s invariably a sad side to this city, too, in the grieving families protesting outside the Court of Human Rights, but if you’re here for a holiday, you can escape it by choosing the sea life center, theme park or race track instead, or heading to the theater to lap up The Hague’s impressive selection of shows.

    It’s hard not to enjoy a city like this, especially in the summer, when all the open air sculpture exhibits are lining the streets, and the frenzied nightlife is at its peak. It’s no longer the capital, but The Hague is wallowing in culture, making it the kind of city where you want to rise early and sleep late just to squeeze everything in.
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      • Paard van Troje
        0.66 Km from The Hague
        Paard van Troje (Dutch for Trojan Horse) is a venue in The Hague, Netherlands founded in 1972 with the support of the alderman of culture from The Hague. Currently located at the Prinsegracht.
      • Museon
        2.50 Km from The Hague
        Museon is a museum for science and culture in The Hague, Netherlands. It has collections in the domains of geology, biology, archaeology, history, science and ethnology.
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      • World Forum (The Hague)
        2.80 Km from The Hague
        The World Forum (formerly known as Nederlands Congres Centrum and World Forum Convention Center) is a concert venue and convention centre in The Hague, Netherlands, near the buildings of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and one of the administrative offices of the International Baccalaureate. In 2006 a part of the convention center, including the Statenhal, was demolished to make place for the Europol building...
      • Needle of Rijswijk
        3.03 Km from The Hague
        The Needle of Ryswick or Rijswijk (Dutch: Naald van Rijswijk) is an obelisk that commemorates the Treaty of Rijswijk (September 1697) in Rijswijk, Netherlands. The monument is built at the location of the former palace Huis ter Nieuwburg. In this building the peace treaty was signed. The obelisk was built during the years 1792–1794, out of building materials of Huis ter Nieuwburg. The palace was demolished in 1790 due to continued neglect of the building.
      • De Broodfabriek
        4.34 Km from The Hague
        De Broodfabriek (English: The Bread Factory) is an exhibition and convention center in the Dutch city of Rijswijk. It was founded in 1996 by Henk van der Straaten (co-founder of the former Konmar supermarket chain) as the Darling Market, a recreation of the international market in Haymarket, near Sydney's Darling Harbour which he encountered during a trip to Australia). In later years it become known as a venue for many fairs such as the Gothic & Fantasy Beurs (English: Gothic & Fantasy ...
      • Louwman Museum
        4.71 Km from The Hague
        The Louwman Museum is a museum for historic cars, coaches, and motorcycles in The Hague, Netherlands. It is situated on the Leidsestraatweg near the A44 highway. The museum's former names are "Nationaal Automobiel Museum" and "Louwman Collection".
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        4.83 Km from The Hague
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      • Duindigt
        5.07 Km from The Hague
        Duindigt is a horse racing venue in Wassenaar near The Hague, in the Netherlands.
      • Auberge De Kieviet
        7.20 Km from The Hague
        Auberge De Kieviet is a restaurant located in Wassenaar, Netherlands. It was a fine dining restaurant that was awarded one or two Michelin stars in the period 1961-1991. In 1986 the restaurant was sold to Bob Goudsmit, at that time already owner of Molen de Dikkert. In 1992, Goudsmit went bankrupt and with him both restaurants. During the bankruptcy, it was sold to Tartuffe Holding, the company that owned Vreugd en Rust. In 2006 the Fletcher Group took over the hotel and restaurant. GaultMillau ...

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      • Scheveningen
        Scheveningen is part of The Hague, along the coast of the North Sea. It is a seaside resort with a long beach, an esplanade, a pier and a lighthouse, and also comprises a harbor, both for fishermen as well as recreational sailors.

        Famous attractions are the Sculpture museum "Museum beelden aan zee", fireworks festival in the summer, the "Nieuwjaarsduik" winter swim on New Years day and the annual sand sculptures competition.

        The Kurhaus, a major focal point and symbol of Scheveningen, is a famous restaurant and hotel located near the beach. The harbor houses many restaurants and bars. In the summer, Scheveningen is a very popular destination for tourists. There are boardwalk cafes set up during March to September period, great way for a chill out by the beach.

        Scheveningen is only a short tram ride from the city center of Den Haag (The Hague) though once there you shall not wish to leave, there is so much to see and do. Well worth a stay for the weekend.
        Scheveningen, The Hague, Netherlands
      • Centrum West 43
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        Centrum West 43, 2711 Zoetermeer, Netherlands
      • Vakcollege Rijnmond
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        Vakcollege Rijnmond Louise de Colignylaan 2, 2224 Katwijk aan Zee, Netherlands
      • Noordwijk
        Noordwijk is a beach resort at the Dutch coast in the North of the province 'Zuid Holland'. Noordwijk is an ideal place to spend a vacation. It is close to both Amsterdam and The Hague. It is surrounded by bulb fields which, especially in spring, turn the landscape into blankets of colors.

        Also in the summertime many sun-hungry people from the cities travel to Noordwijk and stay there at the camping sites, the many hotels and pensions or rent a cottage for their vacations.

        The town is divided in two parts: the coastal area with boulevards, shops, restaurants and nightlife and 'Noordwijk binnen', the 'inner city'. 'City' is a generous description as the village counts not more than 25,000 people. The town square 'Lindeplein' is worth a visit.

        The origin of Noordwijk dates back to about 1200 AD. In those days it were mostly fishermen. Since 1866, Noordwijk can be considered a beach resort.
        Noordwijk, Netherlands
      • Parmentierplein 13(2.14)
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        Parmentierplein 13(2.14), 3088 GN Rotterdam, Netherlands
      • Lisse
        Lisse is known for its tourist attraction "De Keukenhof". This is a park filled with gardens where the prettiest flowers (like tulips) are being displayed. But be sure to check opening dates because it's only opened for a specific period each year due to the bloom - period of the flowers.
        Lisse, Netherlands
      • Gouda
        Gouda is a city in the Netherlands, famous for its cheese and candles. Between Den Haag, Rotterdam and Utrecht. It has the a large church famous for its gothic stained glass windows and it's large 'ship' the middle part of the church, which survived the reformation and both world wars. There is also a town museum, a museum dedicated to pipes, and a museum about cheese making.

        There is an attractive, gothic 15th century town hall in the middle of the market square, which is famous for cheese markets but also holds more general markets at the weekend.
        Also the cafe's, pub's and restaurants on and around the square are well worth visiting. Especially in the summer with the terasses.

        In the middle of the city, there`s The Waag, the old weigh-house for cheese traders. Now it`s a national monument across from the old city hall.

        When you pay 2,75 for visit the St Jans church you can also visit the Gouda Museum and the Pharmaceautical museum for the same price and the Museum garden is a very nice and quiet place to have a drink.

        Behind the St Jans church is also a museum, Museum Gouda, very nice to see, it`s a historical museum. This museum gives you a good overview of Gouda, furniture, weapons, paintings. Under the chapel there`s a dungeon. There`s an interesting display of torture equipment. There`s also a prisoners cell.

        Last but not least, go to the information center to pick up a walkthrough. trough Gouda. (free of charge) With that you can make a 1.5-3 our city walk trough Gouda.
        Gouda, Netherlands
      • Kinderdijk

        As a tourist in the Netherlands you should visit Kinderdijk. 19 windmills are standing in the landscape and two windmills (Blokweer and Nederwaard) are open to visit. A ticket gives access to the two windmills as well as the visitors center Wisboomgemaal. The windmills of Kinderdijk are a Unesco World Heritage site. During the second complete week of September, they`re lighted by night, they call it “Mills in Floodlight” it gives you an unforgettable impression!

        There`s a restaurant, a gift shop, bike rental (cafe de klok) also you can make a boat trip from the first may until the end of September.

        Kinderdijk 2961 Kinderdijk, Netherlands
      • Dordrecht
        Dordrecht is the oldest city of Holland and has about 1000 monuments. You can reach Dordrecht by train, then you can take the bus to the center. Or you can walk (that takes you 10 minutes).

        Near the station is, on the Spuiboulevard, the VVV office, where you can buy a city route, called "Rondje Dordt", it shows you the most important sights of the center. You also can take the Fast Ferry from Rotterdam, or the water bus. The atmosphere in Dordrecht is very lively, there are many shops, restaurants, cafes and people.

        The most important building is The Big Church. The famous tower of the Big Church has the largest Carillon of Europe, winch consists of 64 bells. You always hear the Carillon in the city. The tower can be visit the whole year and after 275 steps, you have a wonderful view of Dordrecht. The inside of the church is also very beautiful and impressive, with the world-famous organ. The tower weights about 12 million kilo.

        One of the museums in Dordrecht is the Simon van Gijn museum, it`s a house museum. Simon was a rich banker and collector of a surprising collection of arts, crafts and toys from the 19th century. When he died he left his house to Dordrecht. When you walk into his house, you get a taste of how the upper classes lived a hundred years ago. The rooms are packed with collected items, just as in Simon van Gijn`s own lifetime. The museum is open year round from 11.00 – 17.00 every day, except Monday. Adults pay 6 euro, kids are free.
        Dordrecht, Netherlands
      • Schiphol
        Schiphol is the biggest airport in the Netherlands. It's located in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland.

        Inside Schiphol you can find quite some bars & restaurants and taxfree shops.

        Be certain to fly KLM a really good airlines. There is a major link to the railroad there.
        Schiphol, Netherlands

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      Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
      Jan 3 81 37.4 31.9
      Feb 3 58.3 37.4 23
      Mar 5.6 50.3 42.1 19.8
      Apr 8.8 49.4 47.8 19.4
      May 13.4 50.1 56.1 19.7
      Jun 16 56.2 60.8 22.1
      Jul 17.8 74.9 64 29.5
      Aug 17.8 91.3 64 35.9
      Sep 15.3 86.4 59.5 34
      Oct 11 92.1 51.8 36.3
      Nov 6.3 86.1 43.3 33.9
      Dec 4 80.5 39.2 31.7

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