This year’s birthday was without a doubt one of the funnest I’ve had in a long time. Instead of giving me presents I don’t really need, my two lovely sisters decided to “kidnap” me for a weekend to The Hague. And I can honestly say, I was very much surprised.
It was the first time any of us had been in the Hague and we loved it! It’s a great, modern, lively and exciting city. There’s a lot to do and we are definitely going to visit it again for more than two days.
Our first stop was Scheveningen, one of the eight districts of The Hague and a beautiful seaside resort. We started the day with a fancy birthday breakfast and some Prosecco, an Italian white wine and one of my favourite drinks, in Grand-Café Binnen, a beautiful and cosy restaurant.
Afterwards, we went for a walk along the beach. It’s a lovely place and there’s really nothing like fresh sea air. I highly recommend visiting Scheveningen. It’s one of the most beautiful, modern and clean seaside resorts I’ve ever visited.
In the afternoon, we headed towards the centre of The Hague, where we did a little shopping in some of the numerous stores of the city. We then grabbed some French fries in Frites Atelier by the Dutch chef Sergio Herman. If you ever wondered whether you can turn simple French fries into a classy dish, then wonder no more, because Sergio Herman can and he did. The fries come with different kinds of fancy sauces, like mayonnaise with truffles. It wasn’t the best thing I’ve ever eaten, but you should try them at least once.
My sisters and I just love sushi, so for dinner we went to a Japanese restaurant. Unfortunately, I can’t remember which one exactly. The good thing is that there are a lot of Japanese restaurants in The Hague, so if sushi is what you crave, you can get it there easily.
The next day, we had breakfast at Eat Company, a trendy urban cafe, where you can have a nice meal and read some interesting trivia about avocado on the wall. After, we went sightseeing around the city. To end our weekend with something traditional, we had a ‘malse maatje’ (tender buddy), which is typical Dutch pickled herring with onion. Many people really don’t like it, but I think it’s delicious!
Hope I could inspire some of you to visit this great city. Thanks for reading!