Lost and Found in Den Haag...
Trip Start Apr 28, 2007
65Trip End Oct 26, 2007
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Ngaire and Jen left Brian to find some great new trades and set off up the street to go window shopping. Their neighbourhood has an eclectic collection of up-market clothes, kitchenware and shoe shops (always of interest to Jen) as well as cafes, bistros and bars.
The local pet shop caters to those dogs that need
Bikes are in your face in the Netherlands - we have never seen so many, nor seen so many
In the afternoon, Ngaire showed us round the historic Binnenhof area in Centrum. It was originally the 13th century hunting lodge of the counts of Holland, but now these ancient buildings house a museum, and art gallery and political/governmental agencies.
On display at the Mauritshuis is the The Girl with the Pearl Earring by Vermeer. Given all the other things we had planned we admired the poster outside and moved on.
Escher is displayed in the Het Paleis, but to get there, we first went to an opposite quadrant
of town being misguided by a somewhat confusing tourist map. We wished we had Geepers with us. We won't comment on anyone's sense of direction, but it helps if you start off with
On the way home we stopped at the Peace Palace, a nice building but it seems that inside it's just politicking.