The Hague, Netherlands May 2013

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Family photo at the Hofvijver!

Since I have met Koen, I have always wanted to visit The Hague! For one reason or another, every plan we’ve made to visit has fallen through…until now! The Hague is such a beautiful city, and I can’t wait to go back. There is so much still to see! With my parent in May, we were able to see the city, but next time I’ll be going to the Escher Museum, Peace Palace, and Mauritshuis (if it’s open!).

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First view of The Hague!

 

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Sunny day brings all the people to the Plein!

 

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Ready for lunch at the Plein!

 

My delicious carpaccio sandwich with truffle mayo, parmesan, and arugala

 

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Sustainable market at the Plein

 

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Enjoying organic sparkling rosé at the sustainable market

 

In line for waffles on a stick

 

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Preparing our waffles!

 

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Ready to eat!

 

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Enjoying a drink before our architectural tour of the Plein

 

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Willem of Orange in the center of the Plein

 

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Ready for our tour of the Plein with our guide from Zeeland!

 

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Me, listening carefully, Koen, on his phone

 

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Unfortunately Het Mauritshuis was closed

 

Entrance to the Binnenhof!

Entrance to the Binnenhof!

 

Inside the Binnenhof

Inside the Binnenhof

 

Ridderzaal (Hall of Knights)

Ridderzaal (Hall of Knights) inside the Binnenhof

 

Front view of the Ridderzaal (Hall of Knights) in the Binnenhof

Front view of the Ridderzaal (Hall of Knights) in the Binnenhof

 

Equestrian statue of King William II guarding the main Stadtholder's Gate, that dates from around 1600

Equestrian statue of King William II guarding the main Stadtholder’s Gate, that dates from around 1600

 

The Hofvijver

The Hofvijver

 

Mom and Dad in front of the Hofvijver

Mom and Dad in front of the Hofvijver

 

Koen and me in front of the Hofvijver

Koen and me in front of the Hofvijver

 

Dutch herring...gross...

Dutch herring next to the Hofvijver…gross…

 

Street view next to the Hofvijver

Street view next to the Hofvijver

 

Koen and I walked through the Haagse bos to find Huis ten Bosch

Koen and I walked through the Haagse Bos to find Huis ten Bosch

 

Wood sculpture in the Haagse Bos

Wooden sculpture in the Haagse Bos

 

Another wooden sculpture in the Haagse Bos

Another wooden sculpture in the Haagse Bos

 

As close as we were able to get to Huis ten Bosch (House in the Woods, one of three official residences of the Dutch Royal Family).

As close as we were able to get to Huis ten Bosch (House in the Woods, one of three official residences of the Dutch Royal Family).

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