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    The Hague: inside the Peace Palace

    The Hague: inside the Peace Palace | Your Dutch Guide

    Passing the Peace Palace in The Hague, you may be tricked into thinking that once upon a time queens and kings resided here. But in fact, Vredespaleis (Peace Palace) was built solely for the purpose of keeping the peace between nations and international parties by having the law triumph. And this is how it is still used today. When courts are not in session, however, guided tours take place and so I decided to jump at the opportunity and take a look inside the Peace Palace.

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  • The best Dutch city beaches: Pllek in Amsterdam. Photo by Joy Tengker | Your Dutch Guide
    Culture

    The best Dutch city beaches

    Dutch summer in the city means finding places to cool down, have a drink and maybe even a swim. Because there is no way that you want to cram yourself in…

  • Walking near Utrecht: Beerschoten estate, Panbos trail | Your Dutch Guide
    Nature

    Beerschoten estate: sand dunes and forest

    Just a stone’s throw away from Utrecht: the Beerschoten estate. A small nature reserve that’s just perfect for a walk on a quiet afternoon. Ancient groups of trees host squirrels, martens…

  • 8 design hotspots in Groningen, The Netherlands | Your Dutch Guide
    Food Shopping Vintage

    8 design hotspots in Groningen

    Did you know that you can fly directly from London to Groningen? There is a direct flight from London Southend airport! But even if you’re in The Netherlands already, Groningen is…

  • Day trip from Amsterdam: Muiden | Your Dutch Guide
    Culture History

    Day trip from Amsterdam: Muiden

    If you’re visiting The Netherlands, staying in Amsterdam and thinking about taking a day trip. I can highly recommend going to Muiden for the day. This laid back Dutch town hasn’t…