The Hague City Hall (Stadhuis)
The Hague City Hall (Stadhuis) is a white building with a large glass atrium. Due to its white appearance, locals nicknamed it the Ice Palace. In comparison to the numerous historical buildings in The Hague, finished in the mid-90s, it’s a fairly new addition to the landscape. It was designed by American Richard Meier.
The large Atrium (4,500 square meters or more than 48,000 square feet) hosts events and exhibitions throughout the year. It’s also where you’ll find some basic services for local residents including municipal counters and public service desks. The Town Hall is also home to the public library and the municipal archives. All in all, approximately 8,000 people visit the Ice Palace every day.
The town hall has some note-worthy neighbors including the New Church, the Plein and the Spuistraat shopping area. City Hall is open for visitors every day but Sunday.
- Square 1813 (Plein 1813)
- Inner Court & Hall of Knights (Binnenhof & Ridderzaal)
- Prison Gate Museum (Gevangenpoort)
- Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace)
- Noordeinde Palace (Paleis Noordeinde)
- Peace Palace (Vredespaleis)
- Panorama Mesdag
- Kunstmuseum Den Haag
- The Hague Museum of Photography (Fotomuseum Den Haag)
- Louwman Museum
- Sculptures by the Sea (Museum Beelden aan Zee)