Netherlands ’12. The Hague

The Hague is a different city compare to the rest of The Netherlands cities, though not so different as Rotterdam. It’s an intermediate step between Amsterdam’s tradition or Utrecht and the modernity of Rotterdam. In The Hague is obvious the character of the administrative capital of the state since you arrive to the train station.

There it receives a series of buildings with an important height and the natural tour does that we enter on one of them across a gallery that crosses it. Just in case the huge gallery was not daunting enough, when you go out the sensation that you measure 5 centimeters makes you paralyzed. From the left, three enormous giants of brick look at you from the top, almost laughing of you for be so small. A long street takes us under the look of these skyscrapers to the modern town hall of the city. Giving a small detour to reserve a bit the most famous postcard of The Hague, we arrive to the Mauritshuis Museum and his adjacent square, which has a very particular views. From there we cross The Hall of Kinghts, which is not a hall, but a palace that is dedicate to the plenary sessions of the government and meetings with the Queen. Leaving there, we see the Hofvijver pont, with the rear facade of the Hall of Knights in the background, and the city skyline behind. The place certainly can’t be more attractive.

From there we had a long ride, but also very attractive. We could see then the embassies of many countries, as diverse as the U.S. and the Spanish. It was nice get lost in its streets, literally, because there was a time in which we didn’t know where we were. =)

We finally found the right direction and we headed to the Peace Palace, but we made a brief stop at the office of the Queen, an office quite large because it’s a palace.

And finally we come to the Peace Palace. We could only see it from the gate, but the truth is worth seeing a building and even from a distance. Furthermore, the sunset was a perfect moment. End of day and end of the visit to The Hague.

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