Now off to our next journey, visiting The Hague. 🌍 This was the perfect experience from the location, people, food & architecture; along with some things this American is just not use to. Okay, to be honest I would have never thought I would have to look out for bike riders. 🚲 During our first tour we were told to be careful of the bikes, why? this was the question in my head. Ha, I figured out why soon after. Look out of them was an understatement, they would run you over if you did not move. Listen for the bells!!! 🔔 It was amazing to see how many bikes where on the road. You would see one bike and think you can past, but 10 others would follow this is all while walking down the street. When driving this concept did not change, the roads are compact so you really had to be careful not to hit a bike rider that may fly pass you unexpectedly. I was on edge when I needed to drive somewhere, I walked when possible.
During our time trying not to get hit by a biker we had the opportunity to see some of the most beautiful architecture the city has to offer. It did not matter where you were the designs would take your breath away. Many of the buildings are associated with governance, royalty and international legal affairs, so you can just image. Walking past these locations made you day dream on what happens there on a daily basic. Here are some locations that you should see if you get the opportunity to visit.
The Binnenhof was owned and built by a group of Dutch counts during the end of the medieval period. This is a place you should add to your bucket list. This Gothic palace was converted into the main parliamentary building in the Netherlands in 1584 after the Dutch Republic was established. Seeing this property overlooking the water is something you would not want to miss. I hope you enjoy this wonderful view.
I really enjoyed photographing this location. Its Gothic-style Binnenhof (or Inner Court) complex is the seat of the Dutch parliament, and 16th century Noordeiinde Palace is the king's workplace. Having this photo posted in black & white lets you see the amazing details that were put into this building.
The Ridderzaal is a must visit when visiting The Hague.
Gothic Architectural Style.
What stories are behind this door, we wonder.
If you love art & history this Museum is a must.
The Mauritshuis is home to the Best of Dutch paintings from the Golden Age.
Here are a few sample of what the Museum has to offer.
Before you leave The Hague make sure you take a look at the Noordeinde Palace.
Noordeinde Palace is one of the three official palaces of the Dutch royal family. We were not able to go into the property, but seeing it up and close was something we could not pass up. This location has been a palace of the Royal House since 1609.
We hope that our photos from our travel to The Hague inspires you to make a trip to this magnificent location. Until next time.
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