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Sightseeing in The Hague - Cultural Sights 'Must Visit' & 'Must See'

Architecture, Museums, Cathedrals & Monuments


Among the cultural attractions of the city we should definitely mention Gevangenpoort Museum, which is located in a beautiful castle of the 16th century. Gevangenpoort is a pretty grim, but a no less attractive institution. It offers to its guests the exhibition of most unusual torture instruments. You can also visit the cell where once has been imprisoned Cornelius Witt.
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The famous three-naved church is not only an important religious landmark, but also a valuable architectural monument. Elegant stained glass windows and arches, beautiful coats of arms decorating the hall of the church - every piece of furniture here is a valuable museum exhibit. Peace Palace belongs to more recent architectural monuments. Nowadays the palace often becomes the place of conduction of significant business activities. One of the symbols of the city is a beautiful arch erected in the 19th century – the Passage. Next to this amazing sight you will find cozy restaurants and souvenir shops.
Fans of exciting excursions should not forget to visit the center named Omniversum. Here visitors can watch the explosion of a volcano, to fly on a spacecraft and plunge into the depths of the ocean - all thanks to the unique visual effects. Madurodam, a large museum complex under the open sky, is another place of interest that cannot be ignored. Every year more and more buildings and exhibits appear here. Beautiful miniature city is nothing else but a miniature reproduction of Holland. The opening of this unusual open-air museum took place in 1952. Since that time it has been visited by more than 10 million travelers.
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Lovers of thrill will enjoy a visit to the museum called "The prison gates". It is located in an old prison tower. Here visitors can see torture tools that have survived here, stroll through the deep dungeons, and see the cells in which prisoners have been kept. Art lovers will surely prefer to visit Mauritshuis museum that exhibits paintings by famous artists of the 17th century. Here you can see priceless masterpieces by Rembrandt, Hals, Vermeer and Hans Holbein.
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Cityguide on OrangeSmile.com - fascinating sightseeing in The Hague, Netherlands. The spots and sights 'must visit' and 'must see' once you are in The Hague: temples, museums, architectural and historical monuments. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the popular places of The Hague.