Education

Mauritshuis Art Museum in The Hague

Part of our introduction days in The Hague University included a museum tour in the legendary Mauritshuis. The Museum is located in the heart of The Hauge right next to Binnenhof. It was renovated a couple of years ago and has hundreds of thousands of visitors per year. The most famous paintings are Girl with a Pearl Earring, aka Dutch Mona Lisa, by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer and The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt. I tried my best not to be the obtrusive picture snapping tourist, so I didn’t use flash even though conditions were pretty dim.

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The City of Peace and Justice

The Hague is not the constitutional capital of The Netherlands (it’s Amsterdam). But it is the home of The Dutch Government, Parliament, Supreme Court, Council of State, Embassies, International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court plus a ton of different EU agencies. One of the biggest sights to see is Binnenhof, which is next to a small pond called Hofvijver. Binnenhof is a Gothic castle built in the 13th century. Pictures of The Binnenhof and Hofvijver right below.

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The Hague University – Erasmus+

Who, what, where?

Okey, let’s get this blogging strarted! Hi, my name is Aleksi and this blog is mainly about my Erasmus+ exchange studies from City of Lappeenranta in Finland to The Hague in The Netherlands. I’m currently studying Business Administration Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) where I was given a great possibility of exchange studies. From several potential exchange location I chose The Hague, the capital of the province of South-Holland and the seat of government.

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