The Hague, the third largest city in the Netherlands with around 538,000 inhabitants, is the seat of government of the Netherlands and the capital of the province of South Holland. Here is the royal house – the residence of the royal family. The Hague also includes the districts of Scheveningen and Kijkduin, which are located directly on the sea. The Hague itself is about 6 km from the North Sea.
The origins of the city date back to the 11th century, although The Hague has never been granted city rights. The city offers numerous architectural monuments, galleries, well-known museums and exclusive shopping opportunities. Whether in exquisite boutiques or shopping centers. As in the Haagsche Passage, the oldest covered shopping arcade in Holland. With around 500 stalls, the Haagse Markt is one of the largest open-air markets in Europe. It is open 4 days a week.
The Hague is the only major city with a beach along the North Sea coast. The city offers numerous architectural monuments, chic hotels and is the center of politics. The seat of government of the Netherlands is arranged around the historic Binnenhof, and Noordeinde Palace is the ‘workplace’ of the king. You can visit magnificent art museums and shop exclusively for a day. The tram takes you from the centre to Scheveningen or Kijkduin in just 20 minutes, where you can enjoy the sun, the beach and the sea.
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