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  • 1 Noordeinde

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Noordeinde NL - 2514 GA Den Haag

    This crosses the front of the Noordeinde Palace and takes it name from it. It is lined with numerous antiques shops. Queen Beatrix has set up her offices in the palace.

  • 2 Noordeinde Palace (Paleis Noordeinde)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Noordeinde NL - 2514 GA Den Haag

    This palace, also called Het Oude Hof, dates from the 16th and 17th Centuries and has two wings at right-angles to the main building. First occupied by Louise de Coligny, widow of William the Silent, then by her sons, the princes Maurice and Frederic..

  • 3 The Walloon Reformed Church

    Religious buildings

    Noordeinde 25 NL - 2513 BH Den Haag

    Louis Napoleon financed the construction of this church for the French-speaking protestant community of the Hague. These protestants were the descendants of persecuted Huguenots and before the 19th Century they worshipped in a chapel in the castle. N..

  • 4 The Square (De Plaats)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    De Plaats NL - 2514 EM Den Haag

    Johan de Witt was hung on this square, along with his brother Cornelis. The event was immortalised by Alexandre Dumas the Elder in the first chapter of The Black Tulip. A statue of Johan de Witt stands in the middle of the square to commemorate the e..

  • 5 Prison-Gate Museum (Museum de Gevangenpoort)

    Museums and art

    Buitenhof 33 NL - 2513 AH Den Haag

    This museum is in the intriguing setting of a former prison. The 13th Century fortified gate was once part of the Binnenhof castle. It was turned into a prison in the 15th Century and a number of illustrious Dutchmen have been incarcerated within its..

  • 6 The Prince William V Gallery

    Museums and art

    NL - 2513 AH Den Haag

    This gallery of paintings occupies the second floor of the house beside the Prison Gate. Started in 1773 and reflecting the taste of William V, the collection is mostly made up of 17th Century landscapes. Bequeathed to the state in 1815 by William I,..

  • 7 Groenmarkt

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Groenmarkt NL - 2513 AL Den Haag

    Groenmarkt is the Hague's central square, where the City Hall and Great Church stand side by side. Several pedestrian streets leave the square: the Paleispromenade to the north, and to the south, De Passage, a broad covered arcade built in 1880.

  • 8 Great or St James' Church (Grote of St-Jacobskerk)

    Religious buildings

    NL - 2513 AM Den Haag

    This large brick church was built around 1450. Today it is used as a venue for trade and cultural events. There is a peal of 51 bells in the tower. The church has three naves of equal height, roofed with a timber vault. In the choir, which was built ..

  • 9 Old City Hall (Oude Raadhuis)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Nieuwstraat NL - 2511 AT Den Haag

    This small building retains a pleasing 16th Century facade with a stepped gable. The 18th Century lateral wall is elegantly decorated and has a thought-provoking Latin inscription Ne Jupiter Quidem Omnibus (Even Jupiter cannot satisfy everyone). Two ..

  • 10 Palace of Peace (Vredespaleis)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Carnegieplein 2 NL - 2517 KJ Den Haag

    The Palace of Peace was inaugurated on August 28 1913, a year before the start of the First World War. The architect, Cordonnier, came from Lille in France. First created to house the permanent Court of Arbitration, it was taken over in 1922 by the p..

  • 11 Museon

    Museums and art

    Stadhouderslaan 37 NL - 2517 HV Den Haag

    This modern, didactic museum has displays relating to the Earth's origins, to geology, biology, and ethnology, as well as to technology and physics. Everything anyone ever wanted to know about volcanoes, mountains, plains, oceans, earthquakes, plate ..

  • 12 Omniversum

    Museums and art

    President Kennedylaan 5 NL - 2517 JK Den Haag

    This amphitheatre, also a planetarium, has a giant screen covering an area of 840 m², which easily carries the spectator into the world of science, astronomy and flight. Two projection systems (Omnimax 70 mm and the computerised planetary projector D..

  • 13 Netherlands Convention Centre

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Churchillplein 10 NL - 2517 JR Den Haag

    The Convention Centre, built to designs by J.J.P. Oud, was completed by his son in 1968. It is an enormous complex with walls surfaced in yellow bricks and sky-blue tiles, topped with a 17 storey triangular tower. On the north side, the red and blue ..

  • 14 Haagse Bos

    Nature and gardens

    NL - 2594 AB Den Haag

    With the Leidsestraatweg running through it, this wood surrounds the Huis ten Bosch Royal Palace, the backdrop for a famous peace conference held here in 1899.

  • 15 Palais royal

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    NL - 2594 AB Den Haag

    This palace was built in the 17th Century by Pieter Post for Amalia de Solms, widow of Prince Frederick Henry of Orange. This is where the first Conference for Peace was held in 1899. Huis ten Bosch is occupied today by Queen Beatrix.

  • 16 Westbroekpark

    Nature and gardens

    NL - 2587 AA Den Haag

    This park is surrounded by ponds (where boating is possible) and is famous for its rose garden, the venue for an annual international show. It is a very pleasant place to wander, with its beautiful flowers and plants, its peaceful atmosphere and its ..

  • 17 St-Annalands Clingendael

    Nature and gardens

    NL - 2597 AM Den Haag

    Formerly a piece of privately owned parkland, St Annalands Clingendael is a huge green space made up of shaded meadowlands and numerous ponds. It is relaxing and peaceful, full of a specially beautiful light on some fine days, and also has a charming..

  • 18 Heilige Geesthofje

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Paviljoensgracht NL - 2512 BL Den Haag

    This hospice, built at the beginning of the 17th Century, is a charming enclosure of low houses, themselves surmounted by stepped dormers. The philosopher Spinoza ended his days at number 74, and his statue stands opposite the house.

  • 19 Musée van het Boek / Musée Meermanno-Westreenianum

    Museums and art

    Prinsessegracht 30 NL - 2514 AP Den Haag

    This museum on the Prinsessegracht contains the Baron Westreenen's collections. The ground floor is generally given over to an exhibition of books. In the library, on the first floor, there are manuscripts and incunabula from the Medieval period. The..

  • 20 Court Lake (Hofvijver)

    Nature and gardens

    NL - 2513 AC Den Haag

    The Lange Vijverberg provides a fine view over the rectangular basin where the windows of the Chamber of Truces and the First Chamber are reflected in the water, as is the Mauritshuis, the Prime Minister's octagonal tower. An elegant jet of water ris..

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