Thursday, December 14, 2017

My Day in The Hague

Having brunch is one of my favourite things to do. Combine that with some shopping, good company and my second favourite Dutch city and it's a perfect day. All that’s missing was a bit of sunshine and no snow, but hey we can't always get what we want. 

Yesterday I finally went back to Den Haag/The Hague and it was nice to not be in Amsterdam for a change. The Hague has that same 'old city' kind of vibe but is less touristy, which I like. The old centre is absolutely gorgeous, the Dutch parliament is there too and it has a lot of royal history. The shopping is not too shabby either so when I met up with my friend at the train station we immediately went on a shopping mission. After a cute vintage store we ended up in Primark. Now when I was in London, Primark had nothing that I liked. I was kind of expecting the same thing now, but I was pleasantly surprised. I found three hats -a fluffy bobble hat, baker boy cap and beret- and scored a pair of red sale boots that I had been hunting down for months. Call that a success! 
We then sprinted through the rain to TK Maxx. Now I love TK Maxx, I always pick up stuff that I don't need but want anyways and this visit was the same. I ended up buying some cute floral birthday cards, because it's handy to have even though none of my friend’s birthdays are coming up. I guess I will thank myself in a couple months when I don't have to get out of the house, because I forgot to buy someone a b-day card. We went to a couple more stores where I didn't spend all my money -I didn't buy much more after the hats and cards- and headed out to my favourite lunch spot in the city: Pistache.

It's funny because I wrote about the café Pistache last week and now I had lunch there for the second time. I chose a different food, because they scrapped the pumpkin waffles on the menu, and I picked French toast instead -like you would expect anything less from me- and they were really good. My friend had this sandwich with truffle mayo -lots of other things too, but the truffle mayo stayed with me because it's so tasty!- and she liked it as well. After that fantastic meal we went for some tea and coffee at another café that we saw (I forgot the name though). They are on the same street and have the cutest interior and art inside. We chatted for a while and took lots of photos before we went back on our shopping mission. As I said before, I didn't buy anything else -saving up for NY you know- but looking at things is fun too. When the shopping was all done we headed back to the train station, said goodbye and boarded our trains. My train was delayed so I spent my extra time watching Gossip Girl on Netflix -I'm obsessed- and sipping on my water.

I love The Hague so much and can't wait to go back again. There are a lot of nice spots that I still want to visit and it's like an hour on the train from where I live, so not too bad. I think Rotterdam will be next on the list though, because they have this cookie dough bar that I want to revisit again -this girl loves cookie dough-. Untill next time Den Haag! 

Have you ever been to The Hague?


  1. Gorgeous post Marjolein, your writing and photos make me feel all cosy and wintery reading them. The French toast you had looks so amazing, and I’m pleased your shopping trip was such a success. Primark can be so hit and miss, sometime I go in and find loads and other times not so much. From the sounds of it you had a perfect day! Thanks for stopping by my blog before, it was very kind, and nice to hear from you! :-) xx

    Helen | Helen’s Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    1. Thank you Helen, it really means a lot! :) I know! Sometimes Primark has so many nice things and sometimes it has nothing. Hope you have a lovely day :) X


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