8. Handelingenkamer, Netherlands

The Dutch Parliament’s library has an impressive glass dome that provides natural light reducing the need for electric lamps. Although four storeys high, daylight reaches the ground floor due to open staircases and balustrades. The library is located in The Hague and has a mission to collect and preserve all the records of parliamentary discussions and hearings.

Although often forgotten in the tourist offer, libraries present inexhaustible source of information about the country and its cultural level. Many European libraries are hiding invaluable treasures, yet easily accessible to all seekers. Are you also one of those who struggle to know real wisdom?

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