The Hague: love at first sight
It was love at first sight. It has a very peculiar charm, with a countryside feeling, but full of pomp like a big city. It is difficult to explain what delighted me the most in this city that may be considered one of the most important ones in Holland, together with Amsterdam and Rotterdam.
After all it is:
Where the King lives, it is seat to the Parliament, the Supreme Court, the State Council, the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, and where The Hague Treaty was signed (peace treaty between Portugal and The Netherlands). These are just a few examples that say a lot about the importance of this city of 520 thousand inhabitants.
It lies on the country’s coastline and its beach is over 6 miles long. When the sun rises and the temperature increases, life on the beach of Scheveningen becomes inviting, although the force of the wind often bothers some and favors others such as kite and windsurfers.
The city's vibe:
The city also has a very interesting environment for young people because of the university and the recent presence of bars and restaurants - though very few – that offer good food. For those who enjoy history and culture, the city has some extremely important museums on the world map.
How to get there:
It is very easy to visit Den Haag (The Hague) - a train leaving from Amsterdam takes about 40 minutes and operates all day long.
How many days:
Two days are enough to visit the city, but there are great chances that you will want to stay a little longer or go back.