SENIORS TRAVEL TO THE NETHERLANDS



Seniors Visit The Hague

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So what is The Hague?  The seat of government in the Netherlands, the capital city of the province of South Holland and the third largest city of the Netherlands, after Amsterdam and Rotterdam. The Hague is one of the top cities for seniors to visit with its diverse activities.

Full of historical buildings, museums, palaces, modern skyscrapers, and luxury homes, The Hague is home to hundreds of international organizations and multinationals and one of the world’s top three UN cities. Decisions made in The Hague affect the entire world and the whole of humanity.

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Best known for the contemporary art exhibits at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague is arguably one of the most extraordinary places to visit in the Netherlands. Known as the Royal City by the Sea due to its Dutch Royalty citizens, senior visitors often enjoy spending time along the North Sea in the warmer months.

 

 Art Galleries and Historic Districts Intice Senior Visitors

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Notable monuments and historic districts are easily traversable in The Hague, and senior travelers can peruse the luxury department stores, cozy shops, and international art galleries with ease. The Binnenhof, the seat of the government of the Netherlands is located in The Hague even though Amsterdam is the capital.

Other attractions in The Hague include the miniature city, Madurodam and a 360 degree panoramic view of the Scheveningen Sea in the 19th century at Panorama Mesdag. TripAdvisor lists 69 fun things to see and do. The Binnenhof, inner courtyard, is in the center of the town. The Ridderzaal, Hall of Knights, is the oldest part of the Binnenhof, built in a Gothic style in the 13th century.

 

The Maritshuis is a 17th century mansion which is now an art gallery containing Dutch and Flemish paintings, including works by Rembrandt, Vermeer and Rubens. The city has an extensive public transport network and the beach is a stone’s throw away from the city center. Maybe hire a TukTuk, a rickshaw like those found in India and Thailand, a fascinating and fun means to explore The Hague.

Tha Hague, A Memorable Visit

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Some places remain etched in your heart forever. The Hague is one of them. City of peace and justice. City and beach. New styles and old masters. Stores and palaces. Exotic cuisine and Dutch fishing port. International justice and street wisdom.

 

Senior visitors experience a combination of both beach pleasure and modern city life in a historical setting. Once little more than a country house near a pond, The Hague has developed into a city of international character and importance. So make a bucket list decision to take in the Netherlands and in particular The Hague. Seniors will find it to be a very memorable visit. jeb

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