Saturday, 8 November 2008

The Hague: Political Capital of The Netherlands

The Hague also known as "Den Haag" or "'s-Gravenhage" means "The Count's Wood" and is the third-largest city in the Netherlands after Amsterdam and Rotterdam. It is located in the west of the country, in the province of South Holland, of which it is also the provincial capital. The Hague is the de facto seat of government, but, somewhat anomalously, not the official capital of the Netherlands. [source]

The IMMIT group was offered free travel and tickets to a "Day of International Students" to be hosted by Nuffic in the world forum complex in Den Haag. What a great [and free] opportunity to see the city of Den Haag as well as partake in intercultural events/workshops and the meeting of other international students in The Netherlands. Of course a major incentive for this event was the free T-shirt, dinner and drinks!

So a group of about 8 of us atteneded the event and Ting Ting even won the fasion show competition with her chinese attire, Merie also entered the competition. We had little time to see the city and spent most of our time at the event, however we saw enough to determine that it's an "ok" city, not that beautiful, but cool enough. It's just that there's not much motivation left for traveling, most of the cities are very similar and have nothing new or exciting to offer.

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