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Top sigths of Netherlands

When it comes to historic landmarks of the Netherlands, breath-taking medieval castles must be mentioned first. There is an interesting legend about Radbound Castle that was built in the 13th century in order to protect the border with Friesland. During several centuries the castle was an irreplaceable facility until a part of its towers and protective walls were destroyed in 1578. The stones obtained in such a way were used to build a sea dam. Muiderslot Castle was built in 1280 by the order of Count Florice V. In 1609, Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft became the owner of the castle and turned it into a venue for various theatre performances, concerts and balls. Once a severe fortress, Muiderslot Castle has turned into a luxurious palace. Nowadays, halls of the castle exhibit the collections of the State Museum. Travelers are also recommended to visit De Haar Castle, which original design is reminiscent of a traditional Bavarian palace. During its centuries-old history the castle was destroyed several times, but every time it was carefully restored afterwards. Nowadays, visitors are able to see the castle exactly the way it was restored by skilled masters of the 18th century. … Open

Chapters of the guide to The Hague

Cultural excursion through The Hague - things to see

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 … Open

Attractions and active leisure

OneFour club is a no less popular entertaining facility. Its visitors can have great rest on a colorful dance floor or spend some nice time at one of the club’s cozy tables. Finally, this is a good place to taste best varieties of the local beer. The club differs by glamorous interior design. Note there is a face control at the entrance, so you should pay some attention to the choice of clothes. The club works … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

Het Goude Hooft is one of the oldest restaurants in the city. It was a popular place of rest for residents of the city already in the beginning of the 15th century. Today this place serves best dishes of national cuisine. Due to popularity travelers are advised to book tables in advance. A cozy restaurant named Café Restaurant Rootz is located in the center of Hague. It specializes on Belgian cuisine, and the main … Open

Unusual hotels

There are unusual designer hotels in The Hague, and ibis Den Haag City Centre is one of them. This hotel is located not far from Scheveningen Beach and other signature landmarks of the city. The hotel is located in a beautiful modern building with large windows. Behind the eye-catching façade, visitors will find a no less stylish design of inner premises. The lounge zone comes with bright furniture, walls in an … Open

Traditions and mentality of The Hague

An interesting fact - this old Dutch city has two names. The first name is «'s Gravenhage», which is literally translated as "hunting grounds of count". The modern name of the city - «Den Haag» - was approved only in 1990. This word means “hedge". These names reflect the love that the inhabitants feel for the magnificent nature of this place. The locals are very careful to the environment; in Hague often take … Open

Travel guide to The Hague

Plein Square. Mauritshuis. In the 13th century Plein was a large and beautiful garden named Graven Kooltuin. It was located right behind the Knights' Hall. In the 16th century the garden lost its beauty and glory because of numerous wars. It was abandoned until 1600, when prince Maurits ordered to turn it into a flower garden. In the 17th century this territory was sold and building works started … Open

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