City portrait of The Hague, The Netherlands, in timelapse and hyperlapse.
The Hague (Den Haag or ‘s-Gravenhage in Dutch) is the third largest city of the Netherlands. It is the seat of parliament but not the capital, and houses important institutions such as the Peace Palace and the International Criminal Court. But The Hague is first and foremost that beautiful city behind the dunes (to quote The Hague’s unofficial anthem), and this video aims to highlight some of that!
View for additional shots of The Hague that didn’t make the final cut.
I took some 34000 photos of The Hague for this film, spread over a 2,5 year period during which I worked on and off on this project. This included location scouting and getting to know the city, as I didn’t know The Hague that well before I started this project, and waiting for the right weather conditions. Editing the raw material, which takes up 845 GB of disk space, probably took longer than the time I spent capturing it. While I am incredibly happy with the result, there’s still a lot of cool stuff that unfortunately didn’t make the final cut – maybe it’ll show up in some other piece!
Cameras: Canon 70D, Canon 700D, Canon 550D
Lenses: Sigma 10-20mm, Canon 10-22mm, Sigma 17-70mm, Tamron 70-300mm
Software: Adobe Lightroom, Adobe After Effects, LRTimelapse
Music: “In Slow Motion”, Utah (musicbed.com/songs/in-slow-motion/24240)
Special thanks to Spaces Rode Olifant and Den Haag Marketing for location access.
Locations in order of appearance: Prinsessegracht, Den Haag CS, Randstadrail, Beatrixkwartier, downtown skyline, Nieuwe Kerk, Passage, Paleis Noordeinde, Japanese garden at Clingendael, Hotel des Indes, Koninklijke Schouwburg, Nutsspaarbank, Ridderzaal/Binnenhof, Vredespaleis, skyline Den Haag west, skyline Scheveningen, Kurhaus, Pier Scheveningen, Scheveningen beach with the annual fireworks and kite festivals, Malieveld and skyline Den Haag, New Babylon and Den Haag CS, highrise buildings near Den Haag CS, Hofvijver, Grote Markt, Gravenstraat, t Goude Hooft, Grote Marktstraat, Plein, Mauritshuis, Grote Kerk, Haagse Toren (“Strijkijzer”), skyline Den Haag from The Penthouse, urban rail station Beatrixkwartier, A12/Utrechtsebaan, skyline Den Haag from The Penthouse, Spuiplein, Haagse Bos, skyline Den Haag from Meijendel