The Hague is situated in the South Holland province where is the capital, lying in the southwest corner of the bigger Randstad conurbation at the west of the country and is the center of the Haaglanden conurbation. The urban area of The Hague, combined with the urban area of Rotterdam, makes it the 206th bigger urban area in the world. The Hague is known as the city where the International Criminal Court, the Dutch parliament, government institutions and the council of state are based. It is not the capital of the Netherlands though. That title belongs to Amsterdam.
Almere is the youngest city in Netherlands. Τhe built of first house was finished in 1976 and the city became a municipality in 1984. It is a well structured city in the province of Flevoland, bordering with Zeewolde and Lelystad. Almere municipality comprises the districts of Almere Haven, Almere Poort, Almere Stad, Almere Pampus and Almere Hout. It is the largest city in Flevoland and the 7th biggest in the Netherlands.