What to see in The Hague
As home to the Royals, The Hague is a cultural melting pot of history, art, design and culture so expect to have too much choice and not enough time during your city break.
There are some must do's in The Hague however, so try and find time for the following...
Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Home to the original canvas of Girl with a Pearl Earing portrait by Vermeer, the Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery has an impressive collection of art from the Dutch Golden Age, including works from Vermeer, Rembrandt, Jan Steen, Frans Hals, Potter and Ruisdael among other masters. Perfect for art lovers.
The Netherlands Dance Theater
Specializing in modern and classical dance the world class Netherlands Dance Theater provides The Hague with cultural evenings of innovative dance and movement - if you can see a show during your stay then you'll be in for a treat.
The Hague's municipal museum houses an extensive collection of modern art, but most interestingly for fashionistas are it's fashion archives which are one of the world's largest. With contemporary designs, traditional costumes, accessories and galleries, the collection gives a fashion overview that is as exciting as it is enormous.
Royal Delft Earthenware
If antiques and furnishings get you excited then a tour of the Royal Delft Earthenware museum and factory is well worth a look. As a national symbol of Holland, Royal Delft Earthenware is renowned for its ornate tulip vases and is the last of the 17th century earthenware producers in the Netherlands that still uses age old production methods.
The Haagse Markt
The Haagse Markt in The Hague is the largest open-air street market in Europe. This is a must if you want to experience a typical Dutch street market mixed within the elegance of The Hague. Open 4 days a week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8am until 5pm.
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