The Dutch Hague Centraal station (in Dutch, Den Haag), is The Hague's principle station and was opened in 1973. The Den Haag Centraal station has 12 platforms and is located along the western section of the Gouda – The Hague line. Trains that use this station are operated by Nederlandse Spoorwegen, and are bound for Gouda, Zoetermeer, Voorburg, Amsterdam and Rotterdam. You will find shops, ticket offices, toilets, cafés and facilities for passengers with disabilities, such as escalators, in the station's main hall. It is estimated that 73,000 passengers use the station every day, for a total of 26.5 million people a year. The station is also an RET underground and HTMbuzz tram station, thanks to its elevated railway system. Stop in The Hague to discover the Binnenhof Palace, the Escher Museum, the Panorama Mesdag Museum and the Mauritshuis art gallery.