Holidays in The Hague
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Holidays to The Hague
Take time out of your schedule to explore a completely different side of Holland. Everyone is familiar with the city of Amsterdam, but just a short drive away you arrive in the Hague, the majestic centre for Holland’s government and many other important European organisations. The Hague is noticeably different to other cities in Holland, having wider streets, more green areas and a classier feel. The residents of the Hague expect quality from their restaurants and clubs, and they sure do get it – there are a number of virtuoso restaurants serving up food from around the globe to a crowd of swanky locals and hungry tourists, and the clubs and bars show the same level of verve and experimentation. The refined atmosphere of the city is balanced by the gaudy and in-your-face beachside resort at Scheveningen, just a few minutes away from the centre of town by tram. This is definitely the right part of Holland the Netherlands for those in search of culture, relaxation and a truly unforgettable time.
Immerse yourself in art and finery on your holiday in the Hague
Art lovers and architecture buffs will be astounded by the amount on offer whilst on holiday in the Hague. Delights in store for the sightseer include a brilliant art museum that contains the genius Mondrian’s last unfinished work, a large and beguiling museum of contemporary photography and a permanent MC Esher exhibition where you can get lost in the paintings for hours on end. The Binnenhof, Holland’s parliament building, displays a range of architecture from the 13th to the 19th century, reflected peacefully in the Court Pond out front. If shopping is more your thing, the Hague triumphs in that area too; there are streets and streets of designer boutiques and more humble but interesting bargain stores, with a particular favourite being the covered avenue of De Passage built in 1882.
Spend your holiday outdoors discovering the Hague’s parks and beaches
Once you have had your fill of the Hague’s rich cultural offerings it’s time to relax and unwind, either at the beach in Scheveningen or in one of the Hague’s landscaped and picturesque parks. Scheveningen may be the perfect accompaniment to the Hague’s stately city centre, with its sandy beaches and long pleasure pier. Scheveningen isn’t just good for sunbathing and visiting the arcades, however, and there are a range of other attractions for both adults and children to enjoy, such as the miniature city at Maduropark and a range of watersports. All in all the Hague is a brilliant holiday destination whether you are looking for education, excitement or just a fun and memorable week away.