"Den Haag - 's Gravenhage (The Hague)" The Hague by VincentJJ

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Detail Peace Palace Doors.

Masterpiece of art!
The City of The Hague (Den Haag or 's-Gravenhage in Dutch) is situated on a coastal plain near the North Sea and covers about 7,000 hectares.

The Hague is the seat of the Crown (Queen Beatrix) and the seat of the Dutch Government.
A city where one can recover one's breath. Internationally recognized as the world's capital of international Justice. After New York and Geneva, The Hague is the third UN city in the world. The Hague is also the meeting point of the international haute volée. There are 85 foreign embassies in The Hague and the Royal Shell has its heaquarters in this city.

The International Court of Justice, with its seat in the monumental Peace Palace and the Yugoslav Tribunal are the most famous institutions. Then there are the Iran/USA Claims tribunal, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague Conference on
Private International Law, the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the European Patent office and Europol all located in The Hague. In the near future the city will also welcome the International Criminal Court as well as the Organization for Prohibition of Biological Weapons.

The arms of The Hague, approved in 1816, depict a stork and eel, The shield is held by a pair of gold lions and bears a count's coronet.

The Hague, founded in 1248 AD, is situated at the North Sea between Amsterdam and Rotterdam. It has 445.000 inhabitants (about 60% are of Dutch origen) and one of them decided -in 1998- to create this homepage :)

Queens residence

This is the palace Noordeinde where the queen;Beatrix, has her office.
The flag is out, so she's at home.

Skyline The Hague

ALSO LOOK AT THE: Must See Activities & Off the beaten path pic's!!!



Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Allmost everything in The Hague can bee seen by foot.
  • Cons:You must know your way for "action" at night.
  • In a nutshell:Worth a visit!
  • Last visit to The Hague: Jun 2005
  • Intro Updated Jun 22, 2005
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  • Jerelis's Profile Photo
    Feb 15, 2013 at 3:00 AM

    It's always fun to read tips about my own home country. Very nice pictures indeed and thank you for sharing!

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2010 at 5:01 PM

    Interesting Sculptures in Hague. Would love to see the Royal procession and the Beautiful Horses & carriage, you took a good photo of it!

  • RoyJava's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2008 at 3:06 PM

    Mis je super Njai-fotoos, though u left a link, great, just made a huge topic about the Nyai & my paintings, included ur pics, tnx, groet RoyJava

  • Valeggua's Profile Photo
    Nov 7, 2007 at 7:28 AM

    I often visit the Hague, even went to school there, but after seeing your pictures and tips I think I should explore more of my birth-city ;) Groetjes uit Dordrecht

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2007 at 1:25 AM

    I did not spend enough time in The Hague, but I think I should go back there after reading all your tips and seeing your pictures. ;-)

  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Oct 27, 2006 at 9:05 PM

    Hello Vincent! I spent a day in The Hague many years ago with my Dutch friend and we visited Mauritshaus. Girl with a Pearl Earring is my favourite painting there. Happy Birthday from Finland!

  • Gypsystravels's Profile Photo
    Oct 3, 2006 at 7:40 AM

    Hi Vincent, just starting to work on my Hague pages, was there back in 2003/2004 and too bad we didn't know you then :)

  • ukirsari's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2006 at 7:30 AM

    i always enjoy mas roy's [royjava] paintings, beautiful but mystical. mysterious :)

  • La_Holandesa's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2006 at 4:28 PM

    ennug kan je nog lopen na dat gewicht op je benen? jeeetje ik zag net de foto..mama mia the weight on your lap...ayyy.sorry! hehehe Hoop dat je het gezellig had. kort maar ik vond het wel leuk :o)

  • Sep 6, 2005 at 5:21 PM

    Hello 50%Aussie:) Which half is Aussie:) Spring now!, the wattle and cherryblossom is waving in the wind,I can't wait for summer to follow! Cheers Anne


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