The Hague, the netherlands
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The Hague, is the political capital of the Netherlands and because of it's status, the city is highly developed in every aspect. It is affluent, crowded and diverse.
Important places to visit in The Hague is the Dutch Parlament, Noordeinde Palace, and Ridderzaal. Although the city is know for having background, it is relatively a new city since skyscrapers and a lot of business centers were estabilished there in the last years. Lots of shops, restaurants, and pubs are present in the city. Since the city is also extremely multicultural and student friendly, it is very vibrant and life there is vast.
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A very important part in Hague history was played by the Dutch colony of Netherlands East Indies. This was constituted in 1800 by the colonies of the former Dutch East India Company and it meant complete hegemony over the Indonesian territory of today. Very many Dutch families were settled there so when the island gained its independence in 1949 they all came home and left a heavy cultural mark on the city. There are many streets and areas that bare oriental names and the Indo-Dutch community is quite sizeable. Since Holland lost Indonesia, The Hague has been called “The Widow of the Indies”.... Read more »
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