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Haagse Passage

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The Den Haag Passage is a shopping mall opened in 1885 and is an UNESCO and also a national monument. After extensive restoration works in 2007 the marble floor and the facades now resemble the original state.

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A: The Passage in Den Haag

by simon-sherwin, less than 10 meters away

Iconic glass domed shopping mall in the Hague and dating from 1882.

The Passage in Den Haag

B: The Hague - Binnenhof

by Marco den Herder, 150 meters away

The Hague - Binnenhof

C: The Binnenhof in The Hague (2)

by Willem Schulte, 150 meters away

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The Binnenhof in The Hague (2)

D: The Binnenhof in The Hague (1)

by Willem Schulte, 170 meters away

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The Binnenhof in The Hague (1)

E: gallery in Hague - netherlands

by Valentin Arfire, 180 meters away

gallery in Hague - netherlands Wagenstraat 23, 2512 AP The Hague, Netherlands

gallery in Hague - netherlands

F: Binnenhof The Hague

by Peter Van Gils, 180 meters away

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G: Drogisterij Van der Gaag

by Marco den Herder, 180 meters away

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H: The Hague - view on the 'Hofvijver'

by Marco den Herder, 230 meters away

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The Hague - view on the 'Hofvijver'

I: Binnenhof Den Haag

by Willy Kaemena, 240 meters away

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J: Hague-statue

by Valentin Arfire, 240 meters away

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