The Hague is the seat of government in the Netherlands and the former capital of the country. The city is known internationally as a city of peace and it is home to many international political organisations, the most notable of these being The International Court of Justice. However the city is more than just one for diplomats alone offering a variety of cultural attractions plus the bars, restaurants and cafes that you would expect from a cosmopolitan city. Car hire in The Hague allows you to reach your destination in the most comfortable manner as well as have the chance to see more of the Netherlands and beyond.
Though known for its influence on modern politics, one of the most prominent features of The Hague is the Binnenhof which has been the centre of Dutch politics since the 16th Century and the Upper Chamber of the Dutch Parliament still meets here. The Binnenhof is a complex of buildings with the Ridderzaal at its centre. The Ridderzaal itself actually dates from the 13th century and is a great example of Gothic architecture with its two entrance turrets dominating the square. Next to the Binnenhof is the Mauritshuis, an art museum which houses many examples of works from the Dutch Golden Age including world famous works like Girl with a Pearl Earring by Vermeer and The Goldfinch by Carel Fabritius. The museum is an art highlight of a trip to The Hague and shouldn’t be missed. As The Hague is the centre of the Dutch Monarchy there are a number of palaces located throughout the city which are worth viewing in addition to the many International Political institutions located in the city. At almost every turn The Hague reminds you of its importance on the world stage. Hiring a car in The Hague allows you to navigate the city at your own pace as well as being able to take other trips outside of the city to many of the points of interest nearby.
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