Holland isn’t only Amsterdam. Of course, Amsterdam’s really amazing, but it often overshadows other amazing cities like Rotterdam, Delft or The Hague. The two latter being just 2 hours away from Brussels, it makes it a perfect week-end getaway!
No time to read but need a summary? There you go:
- How to go: There’s a small airport close to The Hague. There’s also a train station and great road access.
- Where to sleep: Hotel Savarin
- When to go: around Christmas time, The Hague is full of beautiful lights. But don’t forget it’s still Holland, so it can get cold!
- What to visit: The Hague city center and Delft
- What to eat: bitterballen! What else?
Where we stayed
As you might have read on my blogpost on the topic, we stayed at Hotel Savarin. It’s just outside The Hague and has the best facilities. They have an amazing spa, a high-end restaurant and the most comfy beds. You could basically spend your whole weekend inside the hotel and go home as relaxed as can be! Of course, that’s not what we did, but we’re seriously considering going back and doing just that.
What we did
Delft is an Amsterdam-like tiny city. You can walk around and see the major part of the city in just a few hours, which makes it a perfect little excursion when spending time in The Hague, located just 20min by car or by train from there. Here are the adresses that really made me happy we stopped by Delft last minute, and a few cute places around the city!
Get your hands dirty at Groene Vingers
Groene Vingers means “green fingers”, and what a good name it is for this shop, specializing in everything green. Plants, vases, green decor, candles, cactus,… Groene Vingers’ goal is to make your interior greener. This shop is like a little jungle in the middle of the city, a breath of fresh air in the grey urban landscape. Getting in this shop is like entering someone’s super green apartment, except for the part where you leave the place with three plants. If ever in Delft, you cannot miss this place.
Get lost in music at Plexus
Music lovers and vinyl addicts, stop everything you’re doing, because here’s your Mecca. Plexus has literally tens of thousands of vinyls. Once you’ll get in there, the chances are high that you won’t see the time fly. This is pretty much vinyl paradise.
Voldersgracht 11a, 2611 ET Delft
Have a coffee at Pleck
Pleck is both a concept store and coffee/lunch place. The hybrid space is quite huge but achieves to give you a cozy feeling thanks to a lot of plants, wooden furniture and faux fur blankets. You’ll find home decor items but also nice clothing, next to concentrated students working on their projects and friends having coffee and carrot cake. Don’t miss it!
Pleck Shop & Eat, Voldersgracht 17A, 2611 EV Delft, Netherlands
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