fun things to do with kids in the hague netherlands    Travel for Kids
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The Hague (Den Haag)

  Madurodam – Madurodam is a miniature city with famous landmarks and scenery from all over the Netherlands – cathedrals, canal locks with boats, barges on the waterways, farms, windmills, amusement parks, airport, old city quarter in Delft, Muiden castle, town hall in Hilversum, Centraal Station in Amsterdam, Peace Palace in the Hague, etc. The buildings have a lot of detail and cars, barges, airplanes that move. Plus a new indoor attraction, Waterwolf – change water into land.
      Highly recommended by our family, and fun way to get an "overview" of the Netherlands. More info: Madurodam
    Mauritshuis – Mauritshuis is an exquisititely proportioned building with a primo collection of Dutch masterpieces by Vermeer, Rembrandt and Frans Hals, and paintings by Holbein, Brueghel, and Rubens. Kids may prefer going up and down the marble staircases rather than looking at this fine collection of paintings, but don't miss the Laughing boy by Frans Hals and Girl with a pearl earring by Vermeer.
    Duinrell (Wassenaar) – If the weather is so-so, head for Duinrell, a large amusement and water park. The Tiki Pool has hot whirlpools and a Lazy River where you can relax, or high-energy long and twisting water slides. Duinrell is located in the Wassenaar woods, 30 min. northwest of the Hague.
    Beach at Scheveningen – From Centraal Station, take the tram to the beach resort of Scheveningen. In summer it does get crowded, but the flat sand beach is perfect for wading and building sand castles.
      Panorama Mesdeg – Leave the hustle and bustle of the beach to see what Scheveningen was like in 1880. This is a unique 360 degree panorama painting of the sands and fishing village in a different century.
      National Sea Life Aquarium – Find out what lives in the North Sea. The touch pools and a huge underwater tunnel are fun.
      Scheveningen Pier – Rain or shine, take a walk out on the long pier. If the weather is bad, use the lower deck, protected with glass. In sunny weather, walk on the promenade deck for a great view of the beach and ocean. The Pier also has arcades and rides.
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