The Hague

Found on the North Sea Coast, the Hague is the royal city of Holland. Home to the Dutch royal family and government, the Hague is a fascinating place that represents a true array of cultural events, concerts, art exhibits, theater performances, shopping, and opportunities for outdoor activities. All year round, the Hague is a wonderful destination that is full of life. Housed in six Hague museums is an extensive collection of paintings. These collections combined represent five centuries of painting.

Two vibrant beach side resorts are Scheveningen and Kijkduin, The beach and dunes offer plenty of activity such as hiking, horseback riding, or cycling. The evening is a great time to visit these resorts as well, as the nightlife teems with the many bars and restaurants.

Shopping in the Hague is an experience in itself. One of the Netherlands’ most beautiful streets for shopping is the Frederik Hendriklaan. Called by locals the Fred, the street accommodates a broad array of shops- with over one hundred to choose from.

De Passage takes shoppers back over 115 years, making it the Netherland’s oldest shopping center. This glass-roofed mall features sensational shops with ultramodern appeal. The architecture here is splendid and is sure to be a shopping experience unlike any other. Found in Benoordenhout is Benoordenhage, a wonderful shopping center with sixty shops, including fashion boutiques, culinary specialty shops, jewelers and home furnishing shops.

Markets can be found throughout the Hague. One may choose to browse the colorful multicultural market in the Herman Costerstraat or opt to shop for vegetables in the market near the Grote Kerk. At these markets one can find goods ranging from antiques and books to freshly grown food products.

Accommodations in the Hague are suitable for all tastes, with stylish hotels at top notch locations in the center, dazzling hotels near palaces or even in Scheveningen or Kijkduin with a stunning sea view.

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