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Did you know that the tower in the middle of the photo is the office of the Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte? The 'Torentje' is part of the Binnenhof complex in the Hague. Sometimes he gets strange reactions from foreign guests when he wants to show his 'little tower'.

PM Mark Rutte and his ‘little tower’

Did you know that the tower in the middle of the photo is the office of the Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte? The 'Torentje'...
Did you know that given its extreme fragility, the magnificent Japanese Garden in The Hague is only open a few weeks in spring and autumn? The crown jewel of the Clingendael estate can be visited this autumn from 14 to 29 October 10.00-16.00. Free entrance!

Japanse Garden: Autumn splendor in The Hague

Did you know that given its extreme fragility, the magnificent Japanese Garden in The Hague is only open a few weeks in spring and...
Prinsjesdag

Prinsjesdag & the King’s Speech

Did you know that every year on the third Tuesday of September is Prinsjesdag (Budget Day) in the Netherlands? This is an important ceremonial day...
Tong Tong Fair

Tong Tong Fair: the world’s largest Eurasian fair

Did you know that the Tong Tong Fair is the largest Eurasian fair in the world? The event is held at Malieveld near The...
tram The Hague

Horse-drawn tramway between The Hague and Scheveningen

Did you know that the first horse-drawn tramway in the Netherlands dates back to 1864? This service operated between The Hague and Scheveningen until...
Mobarak Mosque in The Hague

The oldest mosque in the Netherlands

Did you know that the Mobarak Mosque in The Hague is the Netherlands' oldest purpose-built mosque (1955)? Today there are around 450 to 500 mosques...
Panorama Mesdag

Panorama Mesdag 360° painting

Did you know that Panorama Mesdag is the largest painting in the Netherlands? The 360° painting by Hendrik Willem Mesdag (1831-1915) is more than...
Vermeer The girl with a pearl earring

Dutch Mona Lisa by Vermeer

Did you know that the painting 'The girl with a pearl earring' by Johannes Vermeer has an estimated value of €300,000,000? The painting is...
The Hague

Newly renovated The Hague Central Station

Did you know that after years of renovation The Hague's modernized Central Station officially opens tomorrow? The terminal is currently used by 190,000 passengers...
Haagse Hopjes

Haagse Hopjes: coffee flavoured candy

Did you know that Haagse Hopjes candies are named after baron Hendrik Hop whose doctor advised him to stop drinking coffee in the 18th...

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