I had the honor of showing friends from GB and the USA together with two more Dutch friends around The Hague and we were lucky the weather allowed us to watch another glorious sunset shortly after the prior one.
Almost a year ago I took this photo of the Peace Palace, which is around the corner from Haagsche Suites and attracts buses full of tourists all day every day. Looking at it again, I see it is a bit unsharpened, unfortunately. I’ll look for another one which I took the later with my then new camera of which the card wasn’t functioning properly…but somewhere I must have that other photo.
The peace palace is not only a significant building in The Hague, but also something to visit, albeit by it standing there as a monument of trying to achieve peace though international justice. It is the home of the International Court of Justice, that decides on conflicts between countries.
Today the 2010 Keukenhof open air flower exhibition in Lisse has been officially opened by Mrs Svetlana Medvedeva, wife of the President of the Russian Federation, in the presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Máxima of the Netherlands.
Seven million flower bulbs have been planted in the 32 hectare park. This year’s theme is From Russia with Love.
The park will be open to the public from Thursday 18 March up to and including Sunday 16 May 2010. The best time to visit it is Either very early at 8.00 AM or at around 3.00 PM after the buses full with tourists will have left. It is open till 7.30 AM, but you should enter before 6:00 PM, because the ticket office closes then.
The Keukenhof is about 30-45 minutes by car form Haagsche Suites.