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Travel Blogs from The Hague
... it made us want to sleep. So we returned home and slept till 8pm before heading out for dinner.
It was fairly quiet on the roads when we made our way to dinner. There were no bicycles racing past you and there were hardly any cars on the road. A couple of tourists were walking ahead of us when a guy came up and said “Hey guys, am leaving town. I have a lot of crystal meth on me; do you guys want to buy some?” There are certain ...
... bit from our visit.
We headed back towards town to enjoy some lunch and wander around the city. We came across Binnenhof Palace. This is where the Dutch Parliment is held and has been the centre of Dutch Politics since 1446. We enjoyed the arcitecture and scenery and headed back towards the train station to catch our train to the airport.
Reflections on The Hague (at the train station):
The culture is very open, progressively and green. The people are extremely friendly, outgoing and always smiling. At ease and low stress. Very different from the US. People seem to be in much better shape. I have seen 1 fat person in 4 days. Older folks blew by ...
... we went to see the Dutch masters. This was also a practical choice, because it killed time and it was warm inside.
The art was moved to the Prince William V gallery across the street from the parliament building. Most of the art came from the personal collection of Prince William, who was as avid art collector and had paintings from prestigious artists such as Peter Paul Rubens and Bruegel the elder. The most famous piece was the painting by Vermeer. However, ...
... with wooden
tables and chairs, book shelves on the walls, and the aroma of what
promised to be a decent cup of coffee. We weren't disappointed - best
coffee in all of Europe. Chatted to the head waiter/bagel maker/owner
and he agreed. In fact he goes to great lengths to train his staff to
make what he considers to be the perfect coffee. The bagels were pretty