Located on the North Sea coast of the western Netherlands, The Hague was founded when the Count of Holland purchased land next to a pond to build a hunting residence. This pond is now the beautiful Hofvijver and the site of the hunting residence is now the Parliament building of the Netherlands. The city is an important political, historic and cultural hub, with excellent sightseeing to be found in the Plein and Grote Markt squares and Europe’s biggest outdoor market. Discover the Madurodam, a miniature model village showcasing famous Dutch landmarks and cities. Here, you can discover the best of Holland’s highlights all within walking distance!