South Holland Points of Interest and Places to Visit

South Holland

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Grote Kerk

The Hague’s present redbrick Gothic-style Great Church (Sint-Jacobskerk) replaced a 13th-century wooden church that was destroyed by fire in 1539. Located on ...  Read more

Mauritshuis

One of the greatest art galleries in the Netherlands, the Hague’s Mauritshuis is home to one of the best collections of Dutch and Flemish paintings in the ...  Read more

Noordeinde Palace

Although the Dutch royal family has a total of four palaces throughout the Netherlands, including one in Amsterdam, today the royals prefers to work from The ...  Read more

Ridderzaal (Hall of Knights)

As one of the oldest and most-admired landmark buildings in The Hague, the Ridderzaal makes up part of the medieval Binnenhof (Inner Court) complex, which was ...  Read more

Escher in Het Paleis

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Behind the 17th-century façade of this palace – formerly the winter home of Queen Emma of the Netherlands – lies a startlingly eccentric collection of ...  Read more

Peace Palace

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One of the Netherlands’ most famous buildings and the crowning glory of The Hague, the Peace Palace, or Vredespaleis, serves as a symbol of the country’s key ...  Read more

Museum Prinsenhof

Housed in a historic 15th century former monastery, this museum holds an impressive collection of Dutch Golden Age paintings. The Prisenhof has a fascinating ...  Read more

Vermeer Centre

Relishing in the glorious history of Dutch painting, the Vermeer Centre celebrates the legacy of Johannes Vermeer, the famous painter who once called Delft ...  Read more

Delftse Pauw

The Delftware tin-glazed pottery technique has been used since the 17th century, and has not changed much since (which could partly explain its popularity ...  Read more

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

The building that houses Den Haag’s premier fine-art museum is almost as important as its collections. Built the 1930s by HP Berlage, Holland’s leading ...  Read more

Gouda

Best known for its bright orange rounds of cheese and the glorious stained-glass windows in its Gothic church, Gouda is only an hour away from Amsterdam in ...  Read more

Louwman Museum

It’s all about cars at the Louwman Museum in The Hague. Made possible by two generations of the Louwman family, the collection of more than two hundred ...  Read more

Museon

Den Haag’s hyper-modern science museum opened in its current incarnation in 1985, adjacent to the Gemeentemuseum in a sleek, modern, two-story building of ...  Read more

Museum De Lakenhal

Leiden's Museum De Lakenhal and the building it is housed in (the Laecken-Halle) are considered to be one of the best examples of Dutch Golden Age ...  Read more

Museum Gouda

The Museum Gouda specializes in religious art from the 16th century, paintings from the 'Haagse School' of the 19th century and 20th-century Dutch pottery. ...  Read more

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