Silent Sunday: The Buildings of Den Haag & Surrounding area of The Netherlands

The Peace Palace, Den Haag, The Netherlands. The Hague is the International City of Peace and Justice. We passed this building everyday while in The Hague. © Carol Labuzzetta, 2016
Buildings of Parliament, Den Haag, The Netherlands, © Carol Labuzzetta, 2016


Mauritshuis Museum where you can see some of the paintings of old Dutch Masters, such as The Girl with the Pearl Earring by Vermeer. © Carol Labuzzetta, 2016

                             The other side of the Mauritshuis Museum that sits on the water’s edge.                                      © Carol Labuzzetta, 2016.
Buildings of Parliament with the cityscape in the background. You can see another view of the Mauritshuis Museum near the center of the photo. © Carol Labuzzetta, 2016.
Residential street in Den Haag near where we stayed on our visit. © Carol Labuzzetta, 2016.
                        More city architecture in Den Haag. Lots of room for walking and bicycling.                               © Carol Labuzzetta, 2016. 
Knight’s Hall in the Parliament Square. Den Haag, The Netherlands. © Carol Labuzzetta, 2016.
                      Near Downtown, in Den Haag. Bistro’s ready for the workday lunch crowd.                              © Carol Labuzzetta, 2016.
Leaving The Hague to explore some windmills on the outskirts. A road we walked down to reach                     Stompwijk where there are three picturesque windmills dating back to 1672!                              © Carol Labuzzetta, 2016.
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No visit to The Netherlands is complete without a visit to the iconic windmills that played such a large role in this country’s history. Three Windmills at Stompwijk are within biking distance of The Hague. ©Carol Labuzzetta, 2016


One of three windmills at Stompwijk, outside of Den Haag. Built in 1672, these windmills are occupied as residences and no longer need to pump water from the nearby canal. © Carol Labuzzetta, 2016. 

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3 thoughts

    1. From what I’ve read the pumping in this area was taken over by electric means in 1951 (see the link in my post). But, here is what I think….with the rising of our oceans and seas due to climate change, I’d consider updating the pumping power of these iconic structures – they might need all the help they can get. From what I understand 1/3 of the country of The Netherlands is below sea level.

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