Queen Beatrix hangs her tiara here, the judiciary center of the United Nations is here, the foreign embassy residence of the Netherlands is here – no wonder the name has an authoritative charm – ‘The’ Hague. Popularly known as Den Haag, it is the third-most populous city in the Netherlands and also the seat of the National government of Netherlands.
This marvellously made miniature village walks you through the heritage and highlights of the Netherlands. With an entry fee of € 15 for adults, the place creates wonder in the mind of every tourist. Kids would definitely love this place as there are lots of fun activities to do – like creating one’s own light show, playing the treasure hunt, flying a miniature aircraft and what not!
Traveler’s Tip: Make sure you book your ticket online to avail discounts. If you are going as a large group, opt for the group booking offers. You will need the saved bucks to shop at the souvenir stall.
The building throwing its vintage glamour of grey Belgian natural stone and facades of Dutch red bricks in a combined neo-renaissance style, welcomes visitors every day from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. Holding its foundation that was built way back in 1913, the building houses the International Court of Justice, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Peace Palace Library, as well as by The Hague Academy of International Law. For all the history lovers, this place is sure to trigger some excitement considering the fact that the First World War broke out a year after the construction of this important monument.
Traveler’s Tip: It is advisable to make a trip during the weekdays to be able to gain access to the entire building.
How big do you think one of the world’s biggest paintings would be? Step into the Panorama Mesdag and you will be awestruck seeing the painting spread across 120 meters and at a height of 14 metres. A museum built in honour of the Dutch artistic expression, it is a dream come true for all art lovers.
Haven’t all the Japanese fables always talked about their well-laid gardens? The beautiful Azaleas and Rhododendrons is a no-miss sight here and they definitely delight one’s spirits. A free access to all, the best time to visit would be either May or October.