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Erasmus blog The Hague

  • Peace Palace

    The Peace Palace, completed in 1913 in Neo-Renaissance style, is the seat of the International Court of Justice and an important library of Human Rights. The Latin saying "Dulce bellum inexpertis" means "Sweet is war to the inexperienced" meaning only to those who do...

    0 by Jan, 2 months ago
  • Royal Rarities

    This is Noordeinde Palace, built in 1533, and now it has a Classicist facade. Here you see a statue of Wilhelm of Orange, the famous ruler of the Netherlands in the independence wars of the 16th century. Behind these lush flowers you can see partly palaces, partly...

    0 by Jan, 2 months ago
  • Roaming the City

    Wandering through the city, we saw the Ridderzaal (Knight's Hall), part of the 13th-century Binnenhof complex; the fountain in front of it has a golden statue on top of it. As we were moving on, a bridge showed us the banners of different parts of the Netherlands. As...

    0 by Jan, 2 months ago
  • Escher Museum

    A very interesting museum was the Escher museum showing works of 20th-century artist Maurits Cornelis Escher whose specialty was filling spaces and drawing impossible figures. These realistic ripples of water disturbing the linear branches of trees impressed me ... ...

    0 by Jan, 2 months ago
  • Mauritshuis 2

    Again, you can see a photographic still life with lots of silver, a piece of ham and a crab ... would you eat this? I'm not sure for myself. Here is a view of the city from the port with a beach (again, 17th century). This superb painted three-dimensional view of...

    0 by Jan, 2 months ago
  • Mauritshuis - Art Museum

    The Mauritshuis was built in the 17th century and serves as an art museum today, containing works of Renaissance painters such as Brueghel, Rubens, Hals, Holbein, Rembrandt and Vermeer. This painting shows the idea of paradise before the fall: Adam and Eve (supposedly...

    0 by Jan, 2 months ago
  • Madurodam

    In Scheveningen, there is a great tourist attraction that measures 18,000 sqm and contains over 300 models of national heritage of the Netherlands: The Madurodam. In this overview, you can see the 1:25 scale of the park and an indoor football court in the background. ...

    0 by Jan, 2 months ago
  • Parties and Pictures

    One evening in Den Haag showed us the nice historical part of the inner city which was illuminated by many lights, and people were gathered outside enjoying the warm night. In an arts museum, we saw lifelike paintings from the periods of naturalism/realism depicting...

    0 by Jan, 2 months ago
  • The Hague Beach

    Arriving at the beach, we saw this colourful "Pannekoekenhuisje" - pan cake house (restaurant). They sure had great pancakes! In another one, I saw around 30 varieties, sweet or hearty. The main pier reached into the sea: There were shopping malls, visitor's platforms...

    0 by Jan, 2 months ago
  • The Hague Seaside

    On a cloudy day, we went to the beach ... you could see the typically red lighthouse, an obelisk and a nice path for bikers! There was a place for calisthenics (bodyweight exercises) which my friend Mischko and me used for a while ... super useful! Moving on to the...

    0 by Jan, 2 months ago
  • Arriving at Den Haag - Bicycles!

    Den Haag (The Hague) is the seat of parliament and administration of the Netherlands. Exiting from the station, we instantly saw the contrast between historical buildings and modern skyscrapers. This was the most massive bike shop I have ever seen in my life! So many...

    0 by Jan, 3 months ago
  • Welcome to O' Caseys, Den Haag

    Dutch people always seem to get a good chuckle when I mention I work in an Irish bar. They roll their eyes and laugh, and I laugh alongside them saying ‘Yep! The Stereotype is alive and well!’. Because that’s exactly what they’re thinking. But realistically,...

    0 by Emer , 2 years ago
  • My favorite Dutch cities: The Hague

    After four years of living here I can say that this city still has my interest. The Hague is Holland's most international city. With tons of international organizations such as the International Criminal Court or the Peace palace of the UN it places its importance...

    0 by Jasmijn, 3 years ago

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