The Hague is the third largest city in the Netherlands, after Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

The city is the seat of government, but not the capital of the Netherlands, a role set aside by the Dutch constitution for Amsterdam.

The city is the home of the States-General of the Netherlands. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands lives and works in here in the city.

All foreign embassies and government ministries are located in the city, as well as the Supreme Court, the Council of State and many lobbying organisations.

The city is also the de facto judicial capital of the United Nations, being the location of its primary judicial institutions.

Like many international cities, it has a Chinatown. Situated around the Wagenstraat, near the Bijenkorf department store, it is home to many Asian shops and restaurants.
Enjoy dim sum delicacies, specialty shops, or just soak up the atmosphere during Chinese New Year celebrations.

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With its 510 stalls the Haagse Markt on Herman Costerstraat is the largest open-air market in Europe. The international atmosphere and exotic selection make it well worth a visit.

The Paul Krugerlaan in the Transvaal neighbourhood offers a great variety of ethnic and exotic shops to meet every kind of taste, including Turkish and Hindustani specialities.

Shopping centre de Bazar on the Hoefkade offers shops specialised in African products.

The Brouwersgracht, with The Sarnami House, dedicated to the history and culture of the Hindustani community, is becoming livelier with a number of specialised shops.

The Omniversum offers you an unique experience. The IMAX films are projected onto the impressive 840m² giant dome.

The visitor is submerged in a world of perception; the images are all around and due to the digital surround sound with 36 speakers and four subwoofers it is a true experience.

Seated in a comfortable chair the visitor participates in exciting adventures in space and time.

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