Where to eat in the Hague by a local: Affordable restaurants in Den Haag

Where to eat in the Hague by a local: Affordable restaurants in Den Haag

Enough people have visited me in the Hague that I felt that it was time to put together a little eating guide with my favorite restaurants in the Hague.  I prioritize authentic and good food over a fancy atmosphere.  As a result, I’ve left off some of the many high caliber restaurants in the Hague worth visiting if you’re open to splurging a little.  (I also left off junk food in the Hague!).  I include plenty of options for vegetarians and vegans.

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Where to find the best breakfast and brunch in the Hague by a resident

Where to find the best breakfast and brunch in the Hague by a resident

Is it weird that I consider breakfast a very important food group?  Maybe it’s my American upbringing, but I am a huge fan of breakfast and brunch.  This post is about the best brunch/breakfast cafes in the Hague by one very biased American couple living in the Hague.  I hope you get very hungry while reading this as I’m already planning my next brunch for this weekend…. I will be updating it periodically as new places open and other close.

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Your insider guide to best beer in the Hague with the best craft beer bars

Your insider guide to best beer in the Hague with the best craft beer bars

I’ve been in the Hague for almost a year now and I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the thriving craft beer scene in the Hague!  As a craft beer lovers, both of us have been very busy trying out all the various breweries around the Hague and we solemnly promise to try to keep this updated as new exciting breweries come to the Hague.  I include my favorite craft beer bars in the Hague as well as beer shops.

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Efteling Theme Park: The best theme park in the Netherlands

Efteling Theme Park: The best theme park in the Netherlands

As a lover of the strange and unique, it took me a long time to visit Efteling. Too long.  In case you haven’t heard of Efteling, the Efteling theme park is one of the best theme parks in the Netherlands and truly one of the most unique.  I grew up going to Disney every year and I have to say that Efteling is truly one of the best amusement parks that I’ve been to. Keep reading on why you need to visit Efteling, how to get to Efteling, and the best attractions at Efteling.

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A perfect day in Middelburg, the Netherlands: Zeeland’s picturesque capital

A perfect day in Middelburg, the Netherlands: Zeeland’s picturesque capital

On my quest to visit every province in the Netherlands, I ended up visiting Middelburg, the Netherlands.  This picturesque capital of Zeeland is perfect for anyone who is a history geek and is looking for a side of culture. 

In general, I would not recommend a day trip to Middelburg from Holland, but rather at minimum, an overnight stay in Middelburg or a weekend in Middelburg as the train journey can be fairly long (as we learned the hard way).  It is definitely worth a visit though…

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Vlaggetjesdag, Hollandse Nieuwe Haring, and herring in the Netherlands

Vlaggetjesdag, Hollandse Nieuwe Haring, and herring in the Netherlands

Is there anything more Dutch than herring? This favorite fish is a staple of the Dutch diet, yet many foreigners know little about it.  Ever since moving to the Hague, I was lucky enough to experience Vlaggetjesdag, an amazing yearly celebration of herring season in the Netherlands. I’ll be discussing Vlaggetjesdag, Dutch herring, and the amazing cultural legacy of Hollandse Nieuwe Haring.

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