city in W Netherlands: seat of the government (cf. Amsterdam); capital of South Holland province: pop. 445,000: Du. name 's Gravenhage
See Hague in American Heritage Dictionary 4
The de facto capital of the Netherlands, in the western part of the country near the North Sea. The Hague grew around a palace built c. 1250 by William of Holland (1228-1256) and is today the seat of the country's legislature and supreme court and of the International Court of Justice. Population: 474,000.