Last Wednesday I went to The Hague with two friends of mine. It was as dark and dreary autumn day, but perfect for sightseeing. One of my friends, who was born in The Hague and knows the town very well, took us on a guided tour. She showed us Noordeinde palace, where our queen Beatrix works, the Royal stables and the Palace gardens. We walked along the Hofvijver, past the houses of parliament and the tower of the prime minister to the passage, a covered shopping street dating back to 1885. The day would not be complete without visiting some shops. We settled on the Denneweg and Frederikstraat, with it's many antique stores and galleries.
We ended our day in Hotel des Indes, where we had a delicious lunch. What a beautiful place the hotel is. It has the charm and grandeur of the old world, but with modern day luxury. It feels like stepping back in time, to the days when men and women were still wearing hats, doors were being held open and a hand kiss was still a frequently used gesture.
Let me show you where we have been.
Wish you all a happy weekend,
|Biggie Best shop in de Frederikstraat|