Venue

Koninklijke Bibliotheek
Prins Willem-Alexanderhof 5
2595 BE Den Haag

[directions and map]

Koninklijke Bibliotheek (The National Library of The Netherlands) is in close proximity to Den Haag Central (the central railway station). The train journey from Amsterdam Schiphol airport to Den Haag Centraal takes around 40 minutes. The train ticket is around €7. There are trains approximately every 30 minutes in both directions.

About The Hague

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hague
City of The Hague (official website)

Maps of the town:

Information on The Hague
The Hague city map (pdf)
Map of the Scheveniningen (pdf)

Museums and other places to visit:

The Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis
Escher Museum
Haags Historisch museum
Museum Bredius
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (Municipal Museum) - art museum

Binnenhof - 'Inner Court'
Noordeinde Palace is one of the four official palaces of the Dutch royal family
Japanese Garden in Clingendael Park

Benedict de Spinoza (Baruch Spinoza), 1632-1677 - philosopher, one of the foremost rationalists of his time. Born in Amsterdam, moved to The Hague in 1670 where he spent his last years. Spinoza's grave is in the Nieuwe Kerk churchyard, 15 minutes walk from Koninklijke Bibliotheek

Christiaan Huygens, 1629-1695 - mathematician, astronomer, and physicist, who founded the wave theory of light, discovered the true shape of the rings of Saturn, and made original contributions to the science of dynamics: the study of the action of forces on bodies. Born and died in The Hague. Huygens grave is in the Grote Kerk.

When in The Hague you are only a short train journey from:

 

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