In 2017, more than 16 million individuals went to The Netherlands. This number is anticipated to become over the coming year, with travelers running to the level, breezy nation from places close and far. Most go straight to Amsterdam, and no big surprise – with its blend of history, culture, idiosyncratic vintage stores, and remiss weed controls, there’s no doubt something for everybody! On the off chance that you wind up needing to investigate past Amsterdam, for what reason not go to The Hague (Den Haag) for a day trip? As an absolutely fair inhabitant of this wonderful city, I find that it’s frequently terribly underrated. I presumably won’t be there to give you the ideal Sunday visit, so all things considered observe my suggestion for the ideal agenda! You can get detailed information about travel to Amsterdam at Travelogy.
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Why Visit The Hague
Relevantly named the city of peace and equity, The Hague is home to the Peace Palace which houses the International Court of Justice and the Permanent Court of Arbitration. It is additionally the third biggest city in The Netherlands after Amsterdam and Rotterdam. It brags wonderful shorelines, sprawling green spaces, comfortable bistros, and various historical centers – all effortlessly reachable with its incredible open transport joins. Occupied, packed Amsterdam can’t measure up to the casual vibe of this jewel of a city. Indeed, even as a visitor, once in a while you simply require a break from every one of the voyagers!
Bagels and Beans for Tasty Lunch
Having finished your Mauritshuis visit at generally twelve o’clock, you will advance toward Bagels and Beans, the famous Dutch food chain that acquired bagels to the Netherlands in 1996. The stroll to lunch will be a picturesque one, as you will have the capacity to stroll through the Binnenhof (House of Parliament). When you enter this yard constructed in the fourteenth century, you will promptly feel like you’ve strolled through a period gateway and went back in time a couple of hundreds of years. Also, no big surprise, the Binnehof happens to be the oldest Parliament structure still being used! After leaving the Binnenhof zone, you will be welcomed by the Hofvijver Lake encompassing the Binnenhof structures. This is a dazzling piece of The Hague, and an ideal spot for picture taking, particularly on a bright day! Over the road, you will discover Bagels and Beans. You will have the capacity to browse an assortment of delightful bagels and intriguing teas – my undisputed top choice is the Hummus bagel; go for the sesame bagel with hummus, sun-dried tomatoes, and rocket (EUR4,25). Include a Chai Mogli – a fiery, cinnamon seasoned tea (EUR 2,45). This natural, reasonable exchange, extremely moderate lunch will re-stimulate you before your next stop on our voyage through The Hague.
Scheveningen and The Pier
Once you’ve encountered the total of the Netherlands in scaled down, make a beeline for Scheveningen. Scheveningen is The Hague’s most prominent shoreline, with an excellent walkway, the pier, and a Ferris wheel. No voyage through The Hague is finished without a stop here. You can get to the shoreline from Madurodam by taking Tram 9 from Madurodam Noord, Direction Scheveningen Noorderstrand. Get off at the Kurhaus stop. The pier or the dock has an indoor territory with varied pop-up bars, bistros, and stores. The outside region considers a quiet, if a little breezy stroll, with excellent perspectives of the North Sea and the shoreline. After you’ve had an opportunity to see the wharf, take pleasure in boardwalk for some time. Take everything in, you’ll discover the vibe at the shoreline is altogether different from that of the downtown area – individuals appear to be considerably more casual, and particularly on a late spring night, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to an exuberant shoreline resort.
It’s an ideal opportunity to state farewell to the enthusiastic focal piece of The Hague and head The Madurodam. Plan to leave Bagels and Beans by 2 PM, as our next stop shuts down at 5 PM on Sundays and you will need to see however much of it as could be expected! You will get to the Madurodam utilizing open transport (Bus 22, Direction Duindorp by means of Zuidersrandtheather). Once more, there are visit administrations and you can either utilize your OV or your HTM Dagkaart to arrive. You’ll get off at the Madurodam stop and venture into smaller than usual Holland. This completes our tour of The Hague. I hope you liked it.