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The Hague - North Sea coast of the western Netherlands

In The Hague, leisure time is greatly valued and you’l. find a nearly overwhelming variety of sights and activities to fill your hours. Whether you prefer wandering through an art-filled museum, tracing the lines of the historical architecture of the city, or simply strolling along The Hague’s eight kilometer's of coastline, it’s difficult to run out of things to do in the beautiful Den Haag.

The Hague boasts over 25 museums, the collections of which range from historical art to public transportation artifacts. And, in most cases, the buildings housing the collections are worth a visit in themselves. Former palaces and castles, a prison and a Berlage-executed structure are just a few examples of the museum buildings found here.

The Hague has a well-preserved historic centre, thanks to the efforts of the city’s municipal government to save as many buildings and monuments as possible. There are currently more than 740 structures in The Hague which are protected as national monuments and more than 1300 protected as municipality monuments.

Both within the city limits of The Hague and in the surrounding environs, a number of engaging attractions are found, some of which are unique to the Netherlands. For example, Madurodam, a miniature city containing all of Holland’s major points of interest, is located right in The Hague. A short drive south brings you to Kinderdijk, where 19 windmills are still standing.

With a long history as a city of diplomacy, The Hague hosts 84 embassies and consulates. Likewise, the International Court of Justice, the UN Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the Information Office of the European Commission, Europol the European Police Headquarters, have all made the city their residence. Currently, the world’s attention is focused on The Hague as the site of the UN Tribunal on the former Yugoslavia.

The City of The Hague has taken a leading role in the Telecites Network. This association in which over eighty major European cities have joined forces, aims to develop an telematic infrastructure throughout the continent. The target is to secure economic development and employment, prohibit social exclusion and stimulate social structures that improve the quality of life. The Telecites network, through its relations with European Union, is extremely effective in defining cross-European city projects and raising funds for the mentioned objectives.

One of the most important factors in determining the location for European, or worldwide operations is the ease of getting goods and people where you need them when you need them. With two international airports within less than one hour from The Hague, and two full service Rail stations in The Hague access to other European countries is easy, and quick.

The Hague has it's own seaport that can handle most shipping requirements, and if you need substantial shipping requirements the world’s largest sea port is located within forty minutes from The Hague.

The Hague has had an international character for centuries. Over 80 embassies reside in the city as well as UN-organizations like the International Court of Justice, OPCW, and the War Crimes Tribunal. European organizations such as Europol (police) and the Trade Mark Office have also chosen the Hague for their headquarters.

The city has a stable political structure, a sharp commercial awareness and a well educated working population that has multi lingual capabilities and experience in trade and industry to offer. Tax legislation is favorable, inflation is low and productivity is high. Thus the city of the Hague has a wide range of opportunities to chose from.

Transportation in Maastricht

Getting around in the historic city of Maastricht can be exciting. There is much to see and do, and transportation is always a concern when visiting a city you are unfamiliar with. Fortunately, this city has many options available to you, so getting around has never been easier.

Getting There - The first step in seeing Maastricht is of course getting there. There are several modes of travel you might take to reach the city.

Train - You can reach the Maastricht by train from several of the surrounding cities. There are three rail lines servicing the city should you choose to travel this way.

Car - While this is a popular method of travel, it is also one of the most congested. Parking is limited in the center of the city and the parking fees are kept quite high to discourage motorists from using their vehicles and to encourage participation in the public transit instead. Should you decide to drive anyway; the city can be reached by the A2 motorway which runs right through its center.

Airplane - The Maastricht Aachen Airport makes air travel a possibility. The airport is conveniently located within 10 kilometers of the city center.

Boat - Maastricht is a river port, but there are currently no regular boat connections, there are various companies that offer tourist charters from various locations.

Getting Around - Depending on the time of year, your budget, and your preferences, there are various transportation options available to you within the city.

Bicycle - The use of the bicycle is one of the most popular methods of transportation in most of the parts of the Netherlands. Maastricht is no exception. Bicycles can be rented for short trips, or purchased fairly inexpensively if you intend to stay for some time. Be sure to invest in a good quality bicycle lock as theft is a real problem within the city. You should also pay close attention to the bicycle laws as local police strictly enforce such laws throughout the city.

Bus, Tram, and Subway - There is a network of transportation routes throughout the city, serviced by bus, tram and subway. The same type of ticket is good for all three, and can be purchased directly from the driver or at various shops and vendors around town. Purchasing tickets for multiple rides is less expensive than single ride tickets in most cases.

Train - Train service is available, but is generally used for travel between various cities. There are both 1st and 2nd class coaches available, and they are primarily smoke-free, with the exception of a few designated platforms. 1st class will generally cost you 50% more than 2nd class and offers a slightly larger seat.

Summary - As with any other vacation destination, be sure to check the weather before deciding on your mode of transportation. Typically, whichever type of transportation method you choose, you will still have access to the majority of the sight and sounds of the city. For fun, try all the different methods and see which one you like best!