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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Europe Trip- Netherlands | Den Haag

16th November 2014

The Hague or Den Haag is the capital city of the province of South Holland. Den Haag is about 20 minutes from Rotterdam. Den Haag itself is a very interesting city whereby the country is ruled from Den Haag while Amsterdam remains as the capital. Notably to mention that this City of Peace and Justice was actually grew around the castle i.e. Knight's Hall with very low population.

Our first stop was Paleis Noordeinde, one of the three official palaces of the Dutch royal family and it has been used as the "working palace" for King Willem-Alexander since 2013.On the opposite side of the Royal Palace, Royal Stables and some gardens were opened for public.

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima paintings
The shopping street was just next to the Paleis Noordeinde/ Royal Palace in Den Haag. 
Compared to other countries' palace, Paleis Noordeinde which is situated on The Hague's shopping streets making the residents to have chance to meet the Royal member one day here.

The next destination was Ridderzaal or the Knight's Hall. It's also named as Great Hall. Many foreign embassies and government ministries were found along the journey towards Ridderzaal. Ridderzaal is currently used for official royal receptions, and inter-parliamentary conferences. Ridderzaal is comprised of Hall of Knights, the Binnenhof (inner court) and Buitenhof (outer court). 

A photo taken in front of the statue of Prince William of Orange on a horse (1985).
p/s: It was a very cold, I am freezing soon!

Peace Palace

Souce from Denhaag.com:

Peace Palace is the seat of the International Court of Justice, the only judicial organ of the United Nations not located in New York, and the Permanent Court of Arbitration. This beautiful Neo-Renaissance style building, which was actually the winning design of an architecture competition in the early nineteen hundreds, and the organisations it houses have given The Hague worldwide recognition as the internationale city of Peace and Justice. 

The World War II memorial was just within the walking distance.
Well, have a peaceful world!

One of the great shot taken by my dad :)


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