Top attractions to visit in The Hague | Private jet charter
The Hague is the Netherlands third largest city located in the west on the North Sea coast. The city’s wide boulevards are lined by numerous art galleries and museums, and The Hague enjoys a vibrant cultural scene with world-class restaurants and night life, parks and gardens and superb shopping with boutiques and speciality stores.
Quite possibly The Hague’s most famous museum, the Mauritshuis houses a world-class collection from the Dutch Golden Age. Walk around this beautiful 17th-century palace and see more than 200 works from Dutch and Flemish Masters including Rembrandt (The Anatomy Lesson), Vermeer (The Girl with a Pearl Earring) and Fabritius (The Gold Finch).
Binnenhof and Inner Court Hall of Knights
Head to the Hofweg for living history in the shape of the famous Binnenhof – or Inner Court. Eight hundred years of Dutch government is represented here in the buildings, some of which are open to the public. The Dutch parliament has met here since 1446. Take a tour and visit the Ridderzaal (Great hall; Knight’s Hall) where King Willem-Alexander holds his annual speech on Prince’s Day. The Little Tower has been the official office of Holland’s Prime Minister since 1982.
Haagse Toren The Penthouse
For superlative views over the city, head for the 42-floors of the Hague Tower. At 135 metres, and its peculiar triangle shape it is referred to affectionally by locals as the ‘clothes iron’. Taking its inspiration from the Flatiron in NYC, the Hague Tower has a fabulous Penthouse restaurant, the Sky Bar on the 40th floor, apartments and business suites. You’ll see as far away as Delft, Rotterdam and Leiden from the top of the tower via the glass panorama lift. At night The Penthouse transforms into a trendy club.
Peace Palace Vredespaleis
Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie provided most of the funds for this award-winning architectural masterpiece constructed in the early 1900s. The Gothic and Neoclassic design hosts the Court of Arbitration, the Academy of International Law, and a library of international law. The interiors are richly decorated with Italian marble, Brazilian wood panelling and ironwork from Germany. Join a guided tour through the palace and the gardens and don’t miss the eternal flame located at the Palace entrance, surrounded by the World Peace Path.
Seaside resort of Scheveningen
The Hague’s very own beach resort at Scheveningen is lively all year round. Just 15 minutes from the city, families will love the action at Sea Life, there are always many festivals and events, markets, shops and you can cycle straight into the sand dunes.
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