A scenic day trip from the Hague: Voorburg, Leidschendam, and the Molendriegang

A scenic day trip from the Hague: Voorburg, Leidschendam, and the Molendriegang

Sometimes, you don’t need to go far in order to treat yourself.  On a recent weekend, my husband and I took a cycle through the lovely towns of Voorburg and Leidschendam prior to visiting the Molendriegang, one of the most famous landmarks of the Hague area. Although the Hague is quite modern, you can easily experience the cuteness of these adorable towns just outside of the Hague and the classic Dutch polder landscape, including the famous Molendriegang (Three Windmills).

Keep reading for an scenic bike ride outside of the Hague, including stops for lunch and beer, totals about 23 kilometers from the Hague city center. This route should take about 1.5 hours without stopping on a lazy Saturday or Sunday. (more…)

Secret the Hague: 25+ secret places to visit in Den Haag

Secret the Hague: 25+ secret places to visit in Den Haag

Ever since moving to the Hague, I’ve been busy trying to exploring this beautiful city.  Although to many people that I’ve met from elsewhere, the Hague is boring and they’ve “been there“. However, the Hague is full of secrets in plain sight and this city has a lot more to offer than people realize.   Keep reading for my favorite off the beaten path places in the Hague. (more…)

Best hotels in the Hague: Your guide to the best areas to stay in the Hague written by a Hague resident

Best hotels in the Hague: Your guide to the best areas to stay in the Hague written by a Hague resident

Planning your trip to the Hague, the Netherlands?  This is your insider’s guide to the best hotels in the Hague, including the best neighborhoods to stay in.  I’m still a recent arrival to the Hague as I’ve been living here less than a year, however when I moved to the Hague, I lived all around the city. I hope this guide helps you find the best hotel for your needs.

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Your complete guide to Scheveningen: A resident’s guide to Scheveningen beach and beyond

Your complete guide to Scheveningen: A resident’s guide to Scheveningen beach and beyond

I’m not even a beach person, but the Scheveningen beach has found a way into my heart. Now that it’s actually beach weather, it’s the perfect time to visit Scheveningen.  When I first moved to the Hague, I actually lived in Scheveningen as it was cheap in the dead of winter.  Anyways, keep reading for a complete guide to Scheveningen, which I’ll be updating as I discover even more cool beach bars in Scheveningen! (more…)

An expat guide to living in the Hague, the Netherlands, including the cost of living in the Hague

An expat guide to living in the Hague, the Netherlands, including the cost of living in the Hague

Considering moving to the Hague, the Netherlands? The Hague has been my home for some months now and after having some difficult decisions on where to live in the Netherlands, my husband and I chose to move to the Hague. Living in the Hague was right for us for a number of reasons, in particular its low cost of living (for Holland), central location, and its international community. I got into the cost of living in the Hague, how to find housing in the Hague, the best neighborhoods in the Hague, and what the expat community in the Hague is like. (more…)

One day in the Hague: An resident’s itinerary to a perfect day trip to the Hague

One day in the Hague: An resident’s itinerary to a perfect day trip to the Hague

You might have heard of the Hague.  The Hague is the former capital of the Netherlands as well as my home.  Quite a few friends have asked about taking a day trip from Amsterdam to the Hague and what to do in one day in the Hague.  Here’s my resident’s guide to one day in the hague with the perfect itinerary for exploring the Hague on foot.  I include a self-guided walking tour with a map to help you see the best of the Hague.

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