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The Hague - Refugeecamp near the Central Station

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A: KABK Lokaal, Den Haag

od Mark Bruggema, 60 meters away

KABK Lokaal, Den Haag

KABK Lokaal, Den Haag

B: Studentenkamer, Den Haag

od Mark Bruggema, 190 meters away

Studentenkamer, Den Haag

Studentenkamer, Den Haag

C: Hague - centralstation

od Valentin Arfire, 200 meters away

Hague - centralstation

D: Hague Centraalstation bicycles

od Valentin Arfire, 210 meters away

Hague Centraalstation

Hague Centraalstation bicycles

E: Muzenstraat, Den Haag

od Mark Bruggema, 260 meters away

Muzenstraat, Den Haag

Muzenstraat, Den Haag

F: Den Haag Centraal Station

od Willy Kaemena, 260 meters away

Wikipedia: "Den Haag Centraal (in English: The Hague Central) is the largest train station in the Dut...

Den Haag Centraal Station

G: Parnassusplein, Den Haag

od Mark Bruggema, 290 meters away

Parnassusplein, Den Haag

Parnassusplein, Den Haag

H: FNV Demonstration Malieveld March 22nd 2012 (3)

od Marco den Herder, 310 meters away

FNV Demonstration Malieveld March 22nd 2012 (3)

I: Muzenplein, Den Haag

od Mark Bruggema, 320 meters away

Muzenplein, Den Haag

Muzenplein, Den Haag

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