The Hague

The Hague is the capital city of the Netherlands, and perhaps the only city I know of with “The” in its official name (“Den Haag” in Dutch).  It is bursting at the seams with interesting sights, both political and cultural.  The Hague hosts the Dutch Parliament in the Binnenhof as well as the royal residence for the Queen Beatrix.  Its museums hold some of the most well-known and beautiful Dutch works, including Vermeer’s “Girl with the Pearl Earring” and “View of Delft” alongside Rembrandt’s “Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp.”  The Hague also has global significance as the headquarters of the International Court of Justice, the most important judicial tribunal for international issues.

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