Travels in Holland: Den Haag (June 1-2, 2014)

Het Binnenhof at Den Haag

Attractions:

  • Peace Palace (Vredespaleis)
  • Het Binnenhof
  • Grote Markt

Den Haag (The Hague) is Holland’s governmental city. This city set the cultural tone for the Netherlands with its well-preserved landmarks.

Peace Palace in Den Hague (The Hague)

The Peace Palace embodies the idea of world peace and houses international judicial institutions. The construction was mainly funded by Andrew Carnegie in the early 20th century.

Het Binnenhof at the Hague (Den Haag)

The Het Binnenhof is the center of Dutch government. Apparently visitors may take a guided tour through the Hall of Knights and the First and/or Second Chamber(s) of Parliament if there are no political meetings. Its 13th-century buildings are very picturesque overlooking the Hofvijver pond. Continue reading