S H O P P I N G
Looking for an avant-garde clothing shop? I can highly recommend Concrete. There are 2 locations in The Hague, the one on Papestraat is my favourite. If the clothes don’t get your attention, then the lighting sculpture from Ilze Buziau surely will.
My favourite concept store in The Hague is Collectiv. Clothes, accessories, gifts, home deco.. they’ve got it all. So many stuff to look at, the only problem is: where do you start? After your treasure hunt, you can have a drink in the inhouse coffee corner.
N E E D A B R E A K ?
For those tea lovers out there, there is a cute little address named Hug The Tea. Japanese blends and tea accessories is what you can get here, don’t forget to check them online too!
Perfect cappu’s, breakfast and lunch are served at BLT. The former office supply shop on the corner of Dennenweg opened three months ago and has a industrial feel and friendly atmosphere. Speciality of the house? The BLT of course!
F E E L I N G A R T Y F A R T Y ?
The Hague based artist Emiel van der Beek showed me around in his studio, where he talked about his never ending thrive to perfection. His contemporary artwork is very versatile, his sources of inspiration are endless. When in The Hague, be sure to check out whether he’s around. The appointment is worth your time. Interview online soon.
H U N G R Y ?
Since I didn’t have much time, I went for a portion of French fries at Frites Atelier. If you like junkfood gone posh, then this is the place for you. Brass, marble and mosaic tiles is not exactly what you’d expect from a french fries shop. But you can expect it from Sergio Herman and his favourite designer Piet Boon. Sergio is Michelin starred Masterchef and owner of Pure C (Cadzand, The Netherlands) and The Jane (Antwerp, Belgium). The shop opened last June, and there are more selling points to follow soon – my hometown Antwerp is next! 🙂 I’ve tested AND approved the french fries with truffle mayonnaise. Yummie!
O N E F O R T H E R O A D ?
If you like to end your afternoon in style, head over to the Hotel Des Indes, The Hague’s best known luxury hotel. There is a small terrace in the front, but the salon inside is truly royal. No better way to end a day in The Hague before heading home.