Goedemorgen Den Haag!
After a quick and comfortable journey by Thalys to Rotterdam, I deposit my bluggage at the hotel in Hofkwartier, the Court Quarter, one of the oldest and central parts of the city.
In the Prinsestraat, the Minions make me crack for the pastry and tea room Cake du Fortin, specialized in big cakes for events (photos 1 and 2 on the above photo montage).
In the Molenstraat, intrigued by miniature structures of wooden seats, I enter The Makery (photo 4). The owner of the workshop-boutique helps you to design your own creations. Example: on a small block of wood “with wheels”, you draw the car of your dreams that you will shape in the workshop (photo 3). Creative design …
Art Gallery and Antique Stores
A short stop at the garden of the Parkhotel Den Haag to retrieve my umbrella (pictured above), then I continue in Noordeinde, famous for its art galleries and antique shops.
Photo montage below: 1. in a window shop, a modern wink to the famous Vermeer painting, Girl with a Pearl Earring you can see in the Mauritshuis Museum. 2. I still don’t understand the concept of mixing real shoes – fresh croissants and pasteis in the same window! Lol! 3. A very nice cafe where working with a laptop, the Coffee Company.
Relaxed Chic Neighbourhood,
close to the excellent Escher in Het Paleis Museum, it feels good. I really enjoy strolling surrounded by beautiful shops and restaurants.
It’s more the atmosphere than shopping (strictly speaking) that I like! By taking a small street, I discovered a canal and outdoor cafe. Too bad it rains …
Grote Markstraat et Spuistraat
For Shopping Addicts
In these shopping areas, you can find Gucci accessories, 7 All Mankind jeans or the giant H & M, located in a kind of Haussmann building, the former Maison de Bonneterie (2).
Photo 1: Markstraat on Grote, the Dutch deparment store De Bijenkorf, near Chinatown, the Asian district. Photo 3, De Passage built between 1882 and 1885, inspired by the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan. Photo 4, an overview of the Spuistraat.
Have a fantastic shopping!
Photos : © Mademoiselle Le K – Tous droits réservés
To go to The Hague : take the Thalys to Rotterdam Central (1h10 from Brussels-Midi), then the Dutch metro RET to Den Haag Central (more and less 30 minutes).
Many thanks for this beautiful invitation to Den Haag Marketing, Holland.com and Thalys. As always these opinions are my own.