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Rijswijk is a small town and municipality in the Province of South Holland in the Netherlands. This town is a suburb of The Hague. The name comes from a type of wood that used to grow in the area ’rijshout’ and the medieval word for settlement ’wijc’. The municipality of Rijswijk includes the villages ’t Haantje and Sion. This beautiful Dutch town offers an Old Church, which dates from the 15th century AD. The church was built on an old Roman Chapel that dates from around 1200 AD.
The suburb of The Hague serves as a bedroom community for many of the surrounding cities. There are several options for executive suites in the city. Rijswijk is also home to The Biomedical Primate Research Centre, The Netherlands Patent Office, Shell Oil, and part of the Dutch national Forensic Laboratory - researching clues and objects to aid police investigations.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Recreation in Rijswijk includes a variety of options offered by the areas parks. There are several of them. The Von Fisenne Park comes with a petting zoo, while the sports par De Schilp, has an indoor swimming pool. The largest of them Wilhelminapark, provides the most area to stretch out and enjoy the green space. There is an old windmill in the area, places both large and small to shop, and several restaurants. Restaurant Niven features European cuisine, reservations are recommended. Restaurant Savarin has a range of French and International dishes, and a wine cellar with options that date back to the early 1900s.
The nearest major airport to Rijswijk is Rotterdam The Hague Airport. This airport has international flights from Rotterdam, Netherlands and is 13 km (8 miles) from the centre of Rijswijk. Another major airport in the area is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, which has international flights from Amsterdam, Netherlands and is 45 km (27 miles) from the city centre. There is train service between Rotterdam (Centraal) and Den Haag (Centraal), stopping at Rijswijk along the way. There is also tram and bus service, as well as easy access from the roadways. You can travel to and from Rijswijk from Den Haag or Delft on an antique ‘salonboot!’