Bloggo back to the blog
Heading to the Hague 2018? Here’s a List of the Hague Attractions While You’re There-->
Beautiful Netherlands – the land of tulips, windmills and breathtaking sceneries. The area was never lacking in tourists and according to Wikipedia’s chart, over 17 million foreign tourists visited Netherlands in 2017 alone. This puts the country on the top 20 most visited countries in the world.
One of the most visited cities in Netherlands (besides Rotterdam and Amsterdam) is the Hague. And if you are one of the lucky ones who is heading to our EuroSTAR Hague 2018 Conference, or you’re just planning a vacation, here is a list of things you can do and see to make your trip even more memorable:
photo: Museum site
Go for the Art
Known as the Royal City by the Sea due to its Dutch Royalty citizens, The Hague attracts tourists with many galleries and museums, including the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. This is an art museum which is considered to be one of the most beautiful ones in the country. Why you ask? Well, it might be the fact that it nests exhibitions not only by popular artists but also exhibitions on fashion, music and other pieces of art. We’ve taken a look at some of the stunning art on their website and have seen a collection of amazing paintings, plastic projects, sketchbooks and much more. The other museum worth visiting is the Louwman Museum, which has a collection of stunning antique and classic cars.
Don’t Miss the View
Once you are done viewing the beautiful art around the city, why not visit the Panorama Mesdag. This is a gigantic circular mural that is 14 meters high and about 120 meters in circumference. What can you see is the view of the sea, dunes and the village of Scheveningen as it was in 1881.
photo: Google Maps
Head Towards the Sea
Scheveningen is a district of the Hague and was names after a fishing village long time ago. But once it was a quiet village is now a popular seaside resort. There is a beautiful Boulevard is a wide boulevard that runs along the beach at Scheveningen and is definitely a must-see district in the city. You will find plenty of shops, restaurants, and other entertaining attractions. While walking along the sea, you will notice the sculptures and The Kurhaus, which is a large hotel that started out as a bathhouse in the 19th century and is a stunning attraction in the area.
Get that Goth Vibe
Binnenhof is a complex of 13th century buildings located in the center of the Hague. And one of the most beautiful building that you will notice is the Ridderzaal or Knight’s Hall. It is a stunning piece of Gothic architecture with magnificent stained glass windows. The wooden heads symbolizing eavesdroppers from the higher powers are meant to deter members of the assembly from lying. The history is as remarkable as is the building itself.
Visit the 7 Hectares of Peace
One of the photographed buildings in the Netherlands is the Peace Palace. It is the seat of the International Court of Justice. The palace itself was built between 1907 and 1913 thanks to a donation made by Andrew Carnegie. The Peace Palace nests in the heart of The Hague and sits on 7 hectares of land. A definite must-see building in the Hague.
The Hague offers more attractions then we were able to mention. From museums, shopping, stunning buildings and monuments, not to mention the sea view and the upcoming EuroSTAR Software Testing conference!