I recently had the opportunity to head across the pond to Amsterdam in the Netherlands. They say getting there is half the fun but that nine hour plane trip was rough. It takes a lot of effort to get to the other side of the world. After landing at the Schiphol Airport, my journey had only begun. I then had to hop aboard the great train system to central Amsterdam and headed to The Hague.
The Hague is is a city in South Holland that is sometimes called "Judicial Capital of the World" because it not only is the home of the Dutch Parliament and government, it is also the home to several international courts in what is known as the International Peace Palace:
I also visited the famous Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis. It's a world renown art museum that houses some famous works of art. One of the more well known paintings is "Girl With a Pearl Earring" by Johannes Vermeer:
More of the sites I saw are coming up in part 2 so stay tuned!