National Geographic : 1923 Mar
Photograph bythe Royal Dutch Air Service THE CAPITAL CITY OF THE NETHERLANDS The Hague is one of the most charming cities in northwestern Europe. In the foreground is the Vyver, apretty sheet of water frequently enlivened by swans. Beyond it, the building with the two towers facing the square is the Hall of the Knights, usedfor joint sittings of the two Chambers and for the opening of the States General by the Queen (see page 294). It was here that the second International Peace Conference was held in1907. Other important buildings shown in the illustration are the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Justice, and the Colonies. The building atthe upper left corner of the Vyver is the Mauritshuis, containing a celebrated picture gallery.