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Visiting The Hague in The Netherlands - Den Haag, Panorama Mesdag

Updated on October 24, 2015

The Hague ( Den Haag) is the third- largest city of The Netherlands. The city is an attractive blend of history and modernity, speed and serenity and streets and beaches. Some places to visit in The Hague.

Binnenhof - The Hague

Binnenhof - The Hague
Binnenhof - The Hague

Binnenhof in The Hague

The Hague is where The Netherlands political heart beats. Here, the course for the nation's future is charted. The Binnenhof parliament buildings and the PM's office tower are among the most recognisable places in the country for the Dutch. Guided tours are available.

Mauritshuis in The Hague

The beautiful classicist building of the Mauritshuis offers a view of Dutch history from close-up. It houses a superb collection of Dutch paintings from the Golden Age. One can see Vermeer's "Girl with a pearl earring" and admire the timeless beauty of Rembrandt, Jan Steen, Frans Hals, as well as 16th and 17th century Flemish masters like Rubens and Breughel.

Gemeentemuseum in The Hague

The Gemeentemuseum Den Haag was designed by the famous Dutch architect H.P. Berlage and has today achieved national monument status. The museum has many great works by Picasso, Kandinsky, Monet and Kirchner on display but is most renowned for its comprehensive collection of paintings by Piet Mondriaan. In addition to his early realistic work, the famous "Victoy Boogie Woogie" is a real favourite among art lovers around the world.

Peace Palace in The Hague

Probably the most photographed building in The Hague, the Peace Palace is the home of the International Court of Justice - the only UN principal organ outside New York - and of the Permanent Court of Arbitration. This striking building and the courts it hosts give The Hague worldwide recognition as the city of peace and justice. The place can be visited on a guided tour. Prior reservations are required.

Madurodam in The Hague

A steady favourite of countless visitors from around the world for many decades, the miniature city of Madurodam puts the entire country of The Netherlands at your feet. Built to a scale of 1:25 you will find the Peace Palace, Schiphol Airport, as well as windmills, ships and trains.

Panorama Mesdag in The Hague

Enter the biggest painting in The Netherlands and get the feeling of life as it was in Scheveningen in 1881. The view is never the same, the light is magnificent and changes from one minute to the next. The view of the sea, the dunes and the old fisherman's village of Scheveningen was painted by Hendrik Willem Mesdag. Panorama Mesdag is a unique cultural and historic monument.

GEM - The Hague
GEM - The Hague

Escher in The Palace and The GEM

Culture with a royal tinge for young an old. Escher in The Palace is different, the museum is situated in the former winter palace of Queen Emma, and exhibits an almost complete overview of of the work of Escher. The museum is open Tuesday - Sunday from 11.00 am - 05.00 pm, the ticket counter closes at 4.30 pm. The museum can be reached by public transport with tram 16 and 17 (stop Korte Voorhout) en bus 22 and 24 (stop Kneuterdijk).

GEM - Museum of Contemporary Art in The Hague

The GEM, museum of contemporary art in The Hague is one of the most important museums for moern art and with 2,000 square metres of exhibition space, it is also one of the largest. The GEM provides a lively and representative overview of developments in national an international art and the exhibitions are very varied. They include film and video installations, painting and sculpture, multimedia, performance, film and photography, plus design, digital art and drawing. Solo exhibitions and group presentations by national and international artists, including those from The Hague interchange regularly.

The museum is open Tu-Su noon-06.00 pm.

Location: Stadhouderslaan 43. The Hague

Telephone: 0031 (0) 70 - 33 811 33

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      Harry 6 years ago

      Thanks , nice informative article !