9 Things To Do In The Hague - Political Center Of The Netherlands
Shopping in the political center of the Netherlands can be a lot of fun if you know where to go, so I compiled a time efficient little list of places you should visit
Today I went with my sister to the political center of the Netherlands which is located in 'Het Binnenhof'.
A stylish hangout weekdays a quiet place to read the newspaper with a good cup of coffee
Grote Markt 26A, 2511 BG Den Haag, Netherlands
VaVoom is a cocktail bar in genuine Tiki style with a laid back atmosphere, where you can enjoy freshly made cocktails
Grote Markt 29, 2511 BG Den Haag, Netherlands
3. De Passage
Oldest shopping mall of the Netherlands
Passage 43-45, 2511 AB Den Haag, Netherlands
Heart of the political center of the Netherlands including the knights chamber
Binnenhof 4, 2513 AA Den Haag, Netherlands
5. Palace Noordeinde
One of the three official palaces of the Dutch royal family
Noordeinde 68, 2514 GL Den Haag, Netherlands
6. Eat Syrup Waffles
Fresh Dutch syrup waffles will literally blow your socks off
Wagenstraat 30, 2512 Den Haag, Netherlands
7. Eat Lard Balls
These deep fried pieces of heaven are only available during the weeks leading up to new year
Spui 170, 2511 BW Den Haag, Netherlands
Former gate and medieval prison on the Buitenhof including many torture devices
Buitenhof 33, 2513 AH Den Haag, Netherlands
Cool Asian tapas fusion restaurant located near the Binnenhof
Buitenhof 46, 2513 AH Den Haag, Netherlands
The Binnenhof is a complex of buildings that has been the meeting place of the States-General, the parliament of the Netherlands, since 1446, and has been the centre of Dutch politics for many centuries.
Built mostly in the 13th century, the complex originally functioned as residence of the counts of Holland.
For lunch we went to a pub called September in central The Hague where we munched on some bitterballs and lattes.
We ran into an oliebollen vendor on the street which was selling one of best oil-fritters in the country (rated by a popular national newspaper).
In the late afternoon we paid a visit to palace Noordeinde. The palace is one of the three official palaces of the Dutch royal family. It has been used as the "working palace" for King Willem-Alexander since 2013.
After some brief shopping in the downtown core we headed for the Prisoner's Gate (Gevangenpoort), a former gate and medieval prison on the Buitenhof. From 1420 until 1828, the prison was used for housing people who had committed serious crimes while they awaited sentencing.
We went for dinner at Umami, a shared dining restaurant, next to the Buitenhof. They were serving delicious tapas styled dishes.
To top of the night, we had a few drinks at local pub VaVoom before we headed back to Zoetermeer. Den Haag, another fantastic city in Southern-Holland!