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With the most sights per square meter of the Netherlands, The Hague breathes plenty of culture and history. In that respect, the court city has a prominent place in Europe and the world. Discover The Hague and view the top 10 highlights here!

1 Mauritshuis

The Mauritshuis museum in The Hague shows the best of Dutch painting from the Golden Age. Masterpieces such as Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring and The Anatomy Lesson by Dr Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt are on permanent display in the museum at Hofvijver.

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Mauritshuis Buiten

2 Inner Court - Hall of Knights

The Binnenhof, the Ridderzaal, the Torentje of the Prime Minister and the Hofvijver in The Hague are among the most recognizable places in the Netherlands. This has been the center of Dutch politics for centuries.

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Binnenhof en Ridderzaal

3 Palace Noordeinde

Palace Noordeinde, with its gracefully landscaped garden, is located on the Noordeinde, one of the most elegant shopping streets in The Hague. Palace Noordeinde has been the center of important events in the life of the royal family.

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Paleis Noordeinde Den Haag

4 Peace Palace

Feel the warmth of the peace flame in your back and look out at the most photographed building in The Hague: the Peace Palace. This is the seat of the International Court of Justice, the only judicial body of the United Nations outside New York, and the Permanent Court of Arbitration.

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Het Vredespaleis In Den Haag

5 The Pier

The most famous attraction on the Dutch coast has now become a true food boulevard with a contemporary range of street food, restaurants, bars, terraces, covered shops and exclusive hotel suites with a panoramic view of the North Sea.

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De Pier in Scheveningen - Den Haag stad aan zee

6 Denneweg

The Denneweg, formerly the antique street of The Hague, is now a 'must' for lovers of lifestyle and design at an international level. With its adjacent streets and canals, the Denneweg is like an open-air department store with specialty shops where service is of paramount importance.

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Denneweg

7 Escher in the Palace

At the head of the Lange Voorhout in The Hague is a small 18th-century palace that is now dedicated to the work of M.C. Escher (1898-1972). The Dutch graphic artist who makes water flow up, turns birds into fish and has hands draw each other.

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Escher in het Paleis

8 Museum Voorlinden

Voorlinden is a private museum for modern and contemporary art on a beautiful estate in the dunes of Wassenaar, a stone's throw from The Hague. In 2016, businessman and art collector Joop van Caldenborgh opened his dream here: a museum of international allure that houses his renowned art collection.

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Museum Voorlinden Wassenaar

9 Clingendael

Clingendael is one of the most beautiful estates in the Netherlands. The beautiful estate between The Hague and Wassenaar has an ancient history that is clearly tangible in nature and culture. The park is landscaped in English landscape style with beautiful buildings, gardens with impressive tree groups and reflective water features.

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Park Clingendael

10 Van Kleef

The only remaining gin and liqueur distillery can be found in the center of The Hague: Van Kleef. Here you not only walk in for 'Bridal tears' or Hague whiskey but also for a special story.

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Likeurdistilleerderij Van Kleef