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The very first American embassy in the world in The Hague

Did you know that the American embassy at Fluwelen Burgwal in The Hague was the very first American embassy in the world? In 1782...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Den Haag

The seat of the government in The Hague

Did you know that although Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands, the seat of the government is located in The Hague?
Capsule Hotel

Spend the night in a survival pod in Scheveningen

Did you know that you can spend the night in a survival pod in Scheveningen? The orange capsule with blue interior is designed by...
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...
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...
Binckhorstlaan

Street art ‘Life is not what it’s about… but what you do with it’

'Life is not what it's about... but what you do with it' location: Binckhorstlaan (the Hague)

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