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Oct 5, 2018 - Sail and Rail to London

We made reservations with a “Sail and Rail “ package to get from Netherlands to London. We needed to get from Leiden by train and bus to “The Hoek of Holland” which is about 10 miles from The Hague on the tip of land. It’s this location that is THE busiest port in the world. When we got to the port station where our Big, Stena Line ship was waiting, we noticed it was a combination container ship and passenger ship. Our room was very nice and comfortable. We unpacked and freshened up from a day of trains, buses and walking. The “Sail and...

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Aug 19, 2015 - The Hague, Netherlands

The Hague is the seat of the Dutch government and parliament, the Supreme Court, and the Council of State, but the city is not the capital of the Netherlands which constitutionally is Amsterdam. King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands lives at Huis ten Bosch and works at Noordeinde Palace in The Hague, together with Queen Máxima. Most foreign embassies in the Netherlands and 150 international organizations are located in the city, including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court, which makes The Hague one...

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Aug 4, 2014 - Farewell Netherlands - Until we return

Finished our self-guided architectural walking tour of Den Haag, and serendipitously there's the Den Haag office of the travel bureau in Delft with whom we had yesterday discussed the travel to Estonia. In we go and an hour later, after exploring multiple scenarios, finalize on flying to Tallinn, Estonia and 2 weeks later flying from Vilnius, Lithuania to Berlin. What happens, and when and where we go between the two will be revealed in due course; i.e., we'll wing it ! The Centrum Bar is the oldest bar in Den Haag owned by the same family....

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Baltic Europe 2014

Aug 3, 2014 - Day Trip to Delft

Took a train from Den Haag to Delft for a day's excursion; about $8 each and a 45 minute ride. Delft is much smaller than Den Haag ( which is 3rd largest city in Netherlands). It is a really quaint, quiet (even with the tourists) picturesque town. The bricked town center square is quite large for such a small town. Town hall at one end and church at the other. While we were walking about the square a soprano and a tenor were practising for that evening's opera performance. So we had a seat and enjoyed some very informal opera, for which the...

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Aug 1, 2014 - Den Haag

After a much needed, and appreciated, sleep at a Schiphol Airport hotel Lidia & I caught the Tram #17 to go to Anna & Trevor's home in Den Haag (The Hague). The three story home was remodelled by Trevor and is a beautiful home - complete with a mini recording studio in the basement; a basement itself being very unusual in the Netherlands - given that much of the country is below sea level ! When Anna returned from work we had a delicious Dutch BBQ in their back yard garden, for which their daughter Serena joined us. The following day...

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Baltic Europe 2014

Apr 22, 2013 - The Hague

We were again up at the crack of down and along having breakfast ready to depart by coach to The Hague. On the way we passed more of the flood control barriers and passed through Rotterdam. When we arrived in The Hague we went straight to an art gallery. The prime exhibit there is a Panorama of Scheveningen, the seaside resort which is a suburb of The Hague. The panorama is a 360o painting done about 150 years ago. It is done seamlessly and is hung in a perfect circle 120 metres in circumference. The space between the observatory platform...

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Dec 19, 2011 - The Hague

Had a great time looking around Brussels. We were pleasantly surprised as we were probably expecting something different, not the vibrant picturesque city we experienced. Would definitely recommend a visit. We still have a day to kill before we have to be in Amsterdam, so a quick search of Google maps was in order to find somewhere for a quick visit. Decided on going to The Hague, about 50km from Amsterdam. Right, hands up those who thought, like me, that "The Hague" was a place within Amsterdam? Had no idea that it was an actual city...

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May 15, 2010 - To Paris!

Hi all Well we’re now on our way to Paris on the fast train - just! Despite meticulous (some may say obsessive!) planning I’ve only just realised that our Eurail pass was issued incorrectly and includes Germany, rather than Switzerland. Seemingly absolutely no way to fix it other than to fly back to NZ and have it re-issued, so we now have to budget for all our rail travel in Switzerland (damn!). So having absorbed that news we thought we’d just go ahead and book our tickets from the Hague to Paris, only to discover all the trains were...

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Linda's version!

Jun 8, 2009 - The Hague

Marloes and I drove to The Hague and spent the day walking around. The Hague is the home of the Dutch government, the royal family, and the International Court of Justice. There are galleries and museums and great public art and architecture everywhere. I love it!

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Where is John Lama?

Mar 22, 2009 - a mighty wind

alrighty, i thought travelling with my massively oversized duffel bag and backpack was the trick- now i learn i have to condense everything, including pairs of shoes, into one bag?? You're kidding. That is the very task I am currently procrastinating from. I'm so close to being done but I have so little room left- that's the worst part. If I was totally overpacked (like the big bag) it would be easy to dump stuff (like I already have) but now comes the time when I have to decide if I really need runners or not...grahhh! Anyways, to update...

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Mar 20, 2009 - Amsterdam

Alrighty, where did i leave off? The rest of my time in Paris was great! On Tuesday, I spent it quite leisurely. Laureen and I went to the Poncelet market- i guess it's quite a popular market in Paris, and as it should be. The produce was SO fresh! It's quite big too and she does her shopping there every day, I'm a little jealous. After that I went over to the Luxembourg gardens and people-watched for a bit. It's close to the Latin quarter so there were lots of groups of students having their lunch break, studying, playing tennis, hanging...

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Sep 16, 2007 - Our visit to The Hague

What an adventure today was for us. We set out at about 10:00 am this Sunday morning. We rode the tramway (streetcar) to The Hague (Den Haag). We were there within city limits in about 15 minutes. The Hague was quite invigorating for a Sunday morning. I can't imagine what a week day must be like (though we will find out when we leave to go to Cologne and to Paris, for that's the departing city). Once again I was so overwhelmed by the activity and the hustle and bustle. People everywhere, as well as streetcars, bikes and motor scooters. My...

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