- The Hague is home to the newly renovated Mauritshuis museum
- "Girl With a Pearl Earring" is among its most notable works
- Piet Mondrian and M.C. Escher also have ties in the city
- The Peace Palace embodies international unity
(CNN)Some people see The Hague as Amsterdam's more sedate (read stodgier) cousin. Fact is, The Hague can be a welcome, peaceful diversion from the nonstop energy (read crowds) of Amsterdam.