Shopping in The Hague
There is plenty to keep you occupied all weekend in The Hague, but whatever you spend your time on, one of the most refreshing things is the calm pace of life and the overall relaxing ambiance that seems to preside throughout the city.
Image © De Passage from Holland.com
With only 500,000 inhabitants it's practically empty compared to the heaving masses of London, thus making things like shopping an absolute treat.
So, if you do anything in The Hague, take advantage of the shops, the non existent queues and the available changing rooms. There is every conceivable shop from the UK making it a retail home from home. So whether you want to tackle high street shops without the hoards, or high end luxury with real customer service, then The Hague has it all. From H&M to Hermes.
Shopping in The Hague:
1. The Denneweg is a classical and stylish shopping street and is traditionally Hague-like. The old-fashioned atmosphere of the royal city is most apparent here, making it the perfect street to meander through window shopping the various design and lifestyle boutiques.
We loved Marlies Dekkers shop which has a gorgeous choice of delicate lingerie - perfect for naughty nights in your hotel.
2. Prinsestraat and Hofkwartier - these maze like streets are packed with unique specialist shops and trendy boutiques. With antiquaries galore for some nostalgic shopping moments.
3. De Passage - this traditional style shopping center has a hint of the Parisian about it with high glass ceilings and boutiques lining the walls. With beauty shops, fashion stores and a selection of restaurants this is a shopping must.
We loved De Luca for afternoon lunch - quick service and great food.