Westbroekpark is one of the best parks in The Hague. The main attraction are their rose gardens that feature a contest every year. This is an international contest and some of the loveliest rosen bloom in large beds. The parks also has fine grass, a place for children to play, a restaurant and, its best kept secret, a lovely tea house. The tea house serves very good coffee, tea and drinks and buys its bakery from the best patiseries in The Hague. Here you can also rent a rowing boat (one has been called 'Titanic').
The park has been landscaped on a terrain were there used to be dunes. The sand was used for building purposes. The ground is very level, just above the ground water level. This is ideal for many plants, like roses. Also, as it is fairly deep and steep to the North West and open to the south, there is not much windand a lot of sunshine.
East to the central train station you can find some modern buildings making you feel that you are in some part of Rotterdam. The buildings are usde for different purposes, mostly business, living or governmental purposes. Among them is the ministry of foreign affairs which is shown on the picture. The dutch flag is set on half-mast because it was shortly after the death of Wim Duisenberg.
De Plaats is a square in the city cneter, near the Buitenhof/Binnenhof and the Hofvijver. It as a place surrounded by small shops and cafés. The most remarkable sculpture in this place is the one of Johan de Witt, one of the most importnat statesmen in dutch history. He was killed in 1672 by a mob after power conflicts with the royals. The monument marks the place where he was killed.
The monument of Willem de Zwijger (william of Orange) dominates this place where you will find a lot of cafés. It is a place full of life, but the prices at the cafés are above average. In the background, you have old and new buildings of the Binnanhof, on the other side, you can see modern skyscrapers in the background.
'T Goude Hooft is a restaurant situated in a building from 1660. Its origins date back to 1423. The building was completely refurbished in 1934. I haven't been in the restaurant, so I can't tell about the quality of the food. But the building is beautiful enough.
The Binnenhof (Inner Court), including the Hall of Knights (Ridderzaal), is the center of Holland's political life and the official seat of government.
The buildings on the left and right of the Ridderzaal are the first and second chamber of the parliament.
In the center of the Binnenhof, Ridderzaal hosts the Queen's annual address (you can see the royal throne), the opening of the parliament and official receptions.
If you are looking for more that the latest American blockbuster, this is the place for you.
Here you will find all kinds of alternative movies from all countries (all in original language with Dutch subiles) - Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, etc, etc. There are over 10 different films showing every day and the programme changes daily. Take a look at the website for programming information.
There is also a very cosy cafe inside and a restaurant as well (I've never eaten there).
This is a great spot for spending an evening (or afternoon, for that matter).
I finally saw this museum I've been willing to see for so long and it's as great as I thought (have to say I'm a fan). The museum in itself makes you feel as if you were in one of Escher's perspective and the collection is very rich and impressive. A very interesting and interactive museum.
Ahh, this is a great place for VT sportsmen & sportswomen!!
You can rent everything you need such as skates, clothes, shoes, skies etc..
I myself love going there and can recommend this wonderful center for sport & entertainment to you all!
For more info: visit their website...
Museum for Communication (Former PTT Museum)
Visit the Museum for Communication to learn all about the history of post and telephony and get a full overview of the most recent developments.
The museum is teriffic for children due to the interactive character of most exhibitions.
The Literairy Museum
The Literary Museum
The museum has a variety of collections and exhibitions on Dutch literature since the 1750's.
This museum is housed in the same building and is devided in 15 cabinets with each a different theme. For example: war, detectives, family, the bible.
It is a lovely experience for both young and old
International Court of Justice is competent to settle disputes between member states of the United Nations. You can see how it looks like settling dispute between rain and the sun...
The Haagsche Bluf is a new developped shopping area in a historical setting between Vlamingstraat en Venestraat.
Although I did not stay at the hotel (I used my date of experience instead) I am going to warn...more
Even though I live in The Hague, I've stayed in this hotel once and it was lovely. It is in a great...more
Superior service and a great staff. Breakfast included was an unexpected surprise. Very clean and...more