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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The Hague history is prolific as an administrative capital, since it has had such functions ever since its foundation in 1230. This was when Rex Romanorum (who was supposed to be the Holy Roman Emperor but died just soon before) decided to settle his residence there and his plans were continued by his son. Since then, the counts of Holland used the city as residence and administrative centre for the period when they were travelling in Holland. The name of the city comes from here, as “Des Graven Hage” means “the count’s wood” (or shelter). The Hague had no walls around it due to the privileged position it had... Read more »
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