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.
On the other hand the city center is full of small walking streets and tight corridors between the canals. But when it comes to the being the World Capital of Peace and Justice, the center is packed with huge shopping malls as The Passage, de Bijenkorf & New Babylon just to name a few. There is also a Chinatown right in the center which isn’t hard to spot because of the huge arch.
Next post will be about my current home street and the lovely parks of The Hague.