The spa sure was great. Today we go to......The Hague



City in the Netherlands

The Hague is a city on the North Sea coast of the western Netherlands. Its Gothic-style Binnenhof (or Inner Court) complex is the seat of the Dutch parliament, and 16th-century Noordeinde Palace is the king’s workplace. The city is also home to the U.N.’s International Court of Justice, headquartered in the Peace Palace, and the International Criminal Court.
The Mauritshuis museum, in a 17th-century mansion, displays Golden Age art masterpieces including Vermeer’s “Girl With a Pearl Earring.” Gemeentemuseum Den Haag houses Delftware ceramics and work by Dutch artist Piet Mondrian. There’s a museum of graphic artist M. C. Escher’s work in the 18th-century Lange Voorhout Palace. The 19th-century Panorama Mesdag is a 360-degree painting of Scheveningen beach resort, set in its own museum. Wood-lined ‘brown’ cafes line the cobbled streets and canals around Denneweg, and the Hofkwartier has upscale shops and restaurants. Madurodam park contains miniature models of famous Dutch buildings.

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