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The Hague


Located in South Holland (Dutch: Zuid-Holland), The Hague (Dutch: 's-Gravenhage or Den Haag) is the third largest city in the Netherlands after Amsterdam and Rotterdam. As of 2006, the city had a population of 475,580.

The Hague is the seat of government, but not the offical capital of the Netherlands, as the Dutch constitution reserves that position for Amsterdam. Nevertheless the both the upper (Dutch: Eerste Kamer), and lower (Dutch: Tweede Kamer) chambers of the Dutch parliament (Dutch: Staten Generaal), the Supreme Court (Dutch: Hoge Raad der Nederlanden), the Council of State (Dutch: Raad van State), all government ministries, all foreign embassies, and the residence of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, are all in The Hague.

As well as the being the center of the Dutch government, The Hague is also an important center for international organizations, particularly those relating to legal matters. International organizations based in the The Hague include the European Police Office (Europol), the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the Permanent Court of Arbitration. As a result, the city is sometimes described as the "legal capital of the world", or the "international city of peace and justice".

There are many landmarks and museums in The Hague. Some sites that you will want to visit include:
  • The Escher Museum (Dutch: Escher in het Paleis) - A museum featuring the works of the Dutch artist M. C. Esher.

  • Madurodam - A miniature Dutch city built on a 1:25 scale.

  • Mauritshuis - An art gallery featuring the works of many famous Dutch artists.

  • Panorama Mesdag - A huge panoramic painting painted by the Dutch artist, Hendrik Willem Mesdag, which is housed in a specially built museum.
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The Hague Travel Guide: Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights

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The picturesque Dutch city of The Hague (also known as Den Haag) is located in western Netherlands. Although it is not the capital of the country, the city is the seat of the Dutch government, Supreme Court, Parliament, and Council of State and it is the administrative capital of the nation. With a number of international courts, state offices, and foreign embassies, the city may give the impression of being a boring and serious place to be, but nothing could be further from the truth. With medieval palaces, dozens of museums, the country’s most popular sea resort, and a lively cultural scene, The Hague is one of the most vibrant cities in the Netherlands. The Hague - Culture - Location & Orientation - Climate & When to Visit - Sightseeing Highlights - Recommended Itineraries - One Day in The Hague - Two Days in The Hague - Binnenhof (Heritage Government Buildings) - Maurithuis Art Museum - Noordeinde Palace - Old City Hall - Huis ten Bosch Palace - Peace Palace (International Court of Justice) - Scheveningen - Madurodam Miniature Park - Recommendations for the Budget Traveller - Places to Stay - Hotel Sebel - Ibis Den Haag City Centre - Hilton The Hague - Mercure Den Haag Central - Steigenberger Kurhaus Hotel - Places to Eat - Dap & Co - The Penthouse - Baklust - Restaurant Alexander - Florencia - Places to Shop - The Hague Market - Indoor Shopping - Art & Antique Shopping - Fashion Shopping - Department Stores

Netherlands: Netherlands Travel Guide: The 30 Best Tips For Your Trip To Netherlands - The Places You Have To See (Netherlands Travel, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, The Hague) (Volume 1)

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When most people think of the Netherlands, the first thing that pops to mind is Amsterdam with its notorious red light district and its “coffee shops”, but little do people know that the Netherlands is a country that has got so much more to offer than just Amsterdam! If this is your first time in this beautiful country, you should plan your trip in detail. If not, you most certainly will miss out on some of the best places to be and things to see. This book will help you to make the most out of your time in Netherlands. You will get to know the most fascinating things to do and see in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Alkmaar and Utrecht to name a few of the most beautiful locations to be at.

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The Hague (Wonders of Man)

By Mark Greenberg

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Series: Wonders of Man Hardcover: 172 pages Publisher: Newsweek Books (June 1983) Language: English ISBN-10: 0882253107 ISBN-13: 978-0882253107 Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 9.2 x 0.8 inches Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds

They Would Never Hurt a Fly: War Criminals on Trial in The Hague

By Slavenka Drakulic

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Released: 2005-07-26
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"Who were they? Ordinary people like you or me—or monsters?” asks internationally acclaimed author Slavenka Drakulic as she sets out to understand the people behind the horrific crimes committed during the war that tore apart Yugoslavia in the 1990s. Drawing on firsthand observations of the trials, as well as on other sources, Drakulic portrays some of the individuals accused of murder, rape, torture, ordering executions, and more during one of the most brutal conflicts in Europe in the twentieth century, including former Serbian president Slobodan Miloševic; Radislav Krstic, the first to be sentenced for genocide; Biljana Plavšic, the only woman accused of war crimes; and Ratko Mladic, now in hiding. With clarity and emotion, Drakulic  paints a wrenching portrait of a country needlessly torn apart.

At Home in Holland: An English Speaking Guide to Living in the Netherlands

By The American Women's Club of The Hague

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