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Guided Tours of The Hague

 

The City Hall in The Hague has the nickname of Ice Palace

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Guided Tours to the City Hall in The Hague

Great white achitectural lines encompass one of the biggest atriums in Europe which we can visit when we Tour The Hague except on Sundays when it is closed. It was designed in 1986 by American architect Richard Meier and completed in 1995. It is located in the new city centre, and incorporates the council chamber, the main public library, as well as caf├ęs and exhibition spaces.

 

The public can also take a glass lift upto the 11th floor, and Tour The Hague can Guide you there, so as to view the atrium from above. As it was said that anyone suffereng from vertigo may not like the view another closed lift had to be put into the plans which it was.

 

There is also a short film called "The Hague Impressions" continually playing in a small free cinema inside the City Hall that is very interesting to see especially if it's a rainy day on Tour.

 

For those that like history there is even a large bronze tableau depicting the old Jewish area of The Hague (also known as Den Haag) which can also be on Tour if you so wish.

 

The inside of the City Hall has very few plants as the architect thought that green leaves detracted from the white lines of the architecture. It is said that he was made to add some foilage to the plan but choose palm trees with the minimum of green leaf that he could find ;)