Plein, The Hague

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Plein, The Hague
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Plein offers a youthful atmosphere. It is a giant, sunny square filled to the brim on warm days with people enjoying a coffee or beer at one of the many outdoor cafes. Stunning views of modern skyscrapers juxtaposed against historic buildings can be seen from the square. The square used to be a garden of the Counts of Holland, adjacent to 13th century gothic Binnenhof Castle. Take a stroll after your meal to the northwest corner of the square, past Mauritshuis (excellent art museum with great activity kit for kids to complete), through the magical gates of Binnenhof Castle, and into its courtyard with the golden fountain.

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Modern architecture.

Side street near the square.

Sunny day at the square.

Many people gather for coffee at the square.

A couple enjoys an afternoon at Plein.

Attractive architecture at Plein.

Trees with new springtime leaves in Plein.

Cute building at the end of a side street.

Restaurant at Plein.

Modern buildings behind historic buildings.

People hang out on the benches on the periphery of the square.

Mauritshuis museum, as you approach it from Plein.

Mauritshuis art museum, which used to be an 17th century mansion.

The king's office, next to Mauritshuis.

Gate to Binnenhof square.

Directions

You can use this address in your GPS to find Plein: Plein 15, 2511 CR Den Haag, Netherlands.
Plein is just a nine minute walk from Den Haag Centraal Station.

At the northwest corner of Plein is Mauritshuis art museum, Plein 29, 2511 CS Den Haag, Netherlands. Open 10-6, with longer hours (till 8pm) on Thursday and shorter hours (opens 1pm) on Monday. Cost is 14 euros for adults, and free for kids 18 and under. Get the activity pack for kids!

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Jackie

Wed, 14 Dec 2016

Absolutely beautiful

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Carrie

Fri, 18 Jan 2019

One of the biggest squares in this wonderful city. Quite a beautiful area with many prominent buildings surrounding the square.

Last Updated: Sun, 22 May 2016 21:21:49 GMT

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