Den Haag (The Hague), Netherlands

We finally made it to Den Haag. What a cool city! Simon likes it even better than Amsterdam. I really like it also (but Amsterdam will always have my heart).

IMG_2726

IMG_2803

Wish I’d gotten a better pic of this (snapped this as we were driving by). Not only do they have double decker bike racks, but behind that there is a MASSIVE bike only parking garage (the same size as American parking garages for CARS)! To say biking is a major mode of transport here is an understatement!

DSCF7354

IMG_2736

electric cars and charging stations everywhere

IMG_2755

Courtyard of the place we stayed. It was completely enclosed so the girls could run around unsupervised to their heart’s content.

IMG_2739

their room

IMG_2758

doors to the street

IMG_2778

Our apartment was right on a canal!

cool buildings

IMG_2962

IMG_3045

Lots of outdoor cafés around this square. Of course the girls only had eyes for those pigeons!

IMG_3050

What a beautiful building. Hey! I know what it needs in front of it….

IMG_3076

…an outdoor public pissoir!?!  And yes- that’s Simon using it.  Amsterdam also has lots of these (that drain straight into the canals!). What about the ladies?! We have to stand in long lines and PAY to pee!

IMG_3057

IMG_3059

Sorry about all of the building pics (and yes, more are coming). They are just SO beautiful- I can’t resist!

DSCF7311

IMG_2954

Even the Burger King building is beautiful!

IMG_3099

IMG_3531

DSCF7327

DSCF7350

Royal Palace

DSCF7362

IMG_3063

DSCF7353

The Queen (at least when we lived here 15 years ago!). Now her son rules.

IMG_3540

Saw this needlepoint in a store window. It shows the Dutch Royal rulers since 1815. Check out all of the ladies!

IMG_9836

You’ll find references to the famous Vermeer painting Girl with a Pearl Earring all over the city. The original painting is in Den Haag’s Mauritshuis Museum (we saw it!).

DSCF7360

modern version 🙂

DSCF7336

Shopping street. Check out the hanging crown lights!

IMG_3401

We found this old dollhouse in a shop window. Check out the detail (below)…

DSCF7365

IMG_3088

cupcake store

DSCF7370

DSCF7373

The main grocery store here. I had to stop in to buy some Hot Krokantjes. I hadn’t had them since we lived here 15 years ago!

IMG_3397

the girls loved them

IMG_3552

They also asked to buy Hagelslag. It’s like chocolate sprinkles but a little bigger (and better). People sprinkle them onto buttered bread here.

IMG_3094

Quinnie spotted some Doritos (extremely hard to find in Germany)!

IMG_3065

Had to get a pic of a Febo. It’s basically hot vending machine food. Perfect for drunk people on their way home from the bar at 3am.

DSCF7331

By this point Kiera was done with walking. Can you tell?

IMG_3543

So we decided to stop for sushi (their favorite).

IMG_2943

cute house near the Peace Palace

Two more Den Haag posts coming up!

 

One thought on “Den Haag (The Hague), Netherlands

  1. grandma

    Love your new blog Meegan…I also liked the intro to your blog and the back history..very well done and easy to follow! look forward to reading more posts! Xo

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *