Lola Bikes & Coffee
Awarded the title best coffee bar in the Netherlands! Not only is the best coffee served here, but the bikes are equally as special. So why choose coffee and bikes? The owner is passionate about both. And it’s something you see and feel as soon as you enter the café and enjoy a cup of coffee.
Although these are now virtually forgotten oases in the busy inner city, 150 years ago a quarter of The Hague’s population still lived in almshouses. With over 100 well-hidden courtyards, The Hague merits the title ‘court city’.
Distillery Museum Van Kleef
In the heart of the historical centre of The Hague you will find the only remaining genever and licqueur distillery Van Kleef. Founded in 1842, they are still in use today. Van Kleef sells a wide range of local liqueurs, all based on a traditional recipe. Step inside and the craftsmanship, quality and history of this traditional local company are tangible. A tour of Van Kleef Museum is a real treat. During the tour you’ll hear about how The Hague was once the third large distillery city and alcohol producer in the Netherlands. You’ll see the distilling equipment, authentic drankorgels (racks where the liqueurs and spirits were kept) and copper stills. Many of the products can be sampled during a spirits tasting session.
Lange Beestenmarkt 109
During 1920’s this large, English-style park was landscaped according to a design by Pieter Westbroek. The Rosarium, ponds and meadow playground make this park well worth visiting. The Rosarium was created in 1961 and during the summer contains 20,000 blooming rose bushes. They include the latest rose varieties, which are submitted by rose breeders from across the globe. In addition to the roses there is even more beauty to behold in the park: the sculptures. Many different sculptures, created by Dutch artists from the 20th century, are spread throughout Westbroek Park. The park is also the place to be for picknicks or renting a little boat.
Stroll under the centuries-old linden trees or track down a unique book or piece of antique furniture. During the summer Lange Voorhout forms the backdrop for the antiques, curios and book market. Visitors from far beyond the city and even national boundaries come here to bask. The market at Lange Voorhout is open from mid May to September, every Thursday from 10:00 – 18:00 and on Sundays from 10:00 – 17:00. Every Thursday from October to mid May at Het Plein from 10:00 – 17:00.