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Den Haag

A sunny day can't be wasted doing nothing! I end up the week with a day trip to Hague. Once again, Daniel was my guide. I will not talk too much, I will let the photos to give you a glimpse of the city.
Den Haag Centraal railway station is made out of glass and you can see through it.
The first skyscrapers that I see! These ones house the Ministry of Security and Justice. 
The coat of arms of The Hague is the official symbol of The Hague. The motto Vrede en Recht (English: Peace and Justice) was added on 27 September 2012
Binnenhof is a complex of buildings in the city center which houses the meeting place of both houses of the States General of the Netherlands, as well as the Ministry of General Affairs and the office of the Prime Minister of the Netherlands
A quiet canal. Nothing compared with Amsterdam 
Het Plein is a town square in the old city center. It is also the place where the old meets the new. 
Grote Markt, once an old market square, now a vibrant square surrounded by clubs and bars  
Vredespaleis (The Peace Palace)  houses the International Court of Justice (which is the principal judicial body of the United Nations), the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), the Hague Academy of International Law and the Peace Palace Library.
Scheveningen pier
Who said you can't enjoy the sea on sunny winter days? 
We didn't leave until the sunset.
Scheveningen  pier after sunset
As you can see Hague is a city of contrasts which makes it interesting. For sure there are more to do here but some other time!


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