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Mauritshuis

The last time we looked at the Mauritshuis was during renovation. On this recent photo you can see it as it is supposed to be. The building is an art museum nowadays, housing famous masterpieces of the Dutch golden age such as Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a pearl earring and Paulus Potter’s The...

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Plein

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Wordless Wednesday: Royal Palace Noordeinde

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Wordless Wednesday: Ice cream

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Atrium

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Photo Friday: Binnenhof

The Binnenhof (litt. Inner Court) was once the court of the palace of the counts of Holland. It is dominated by the former palace of the counts, the Ridderzaal (Hall of Knights). Most buildings are in use by the Dutch government or parliament. The Ridderzaal is mostly used for official receptions by parliament, and the annual opening of parliament by the...

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Noordeinde II

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Noordeinde

Two new photos of the Noordeinde royal...

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Turfmarkt

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Vijverberg

Postcard from the Hofvijver (the pond on the foreground). The street along the water is the Vijverberg. The trees in the middle are on the Voorhout street. The Hofvijver (litt. Court Pond) is a medieval pond, next to the Binnenhof (Inner Court) buildings. It featured on this blog a few times before. Most photos of the Hofvijver include the buildings of the Binnenhof on...

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Oliebollen

Happy new year! Eating oliebollen on new year’s eve is a Dutch tradition, but we also like them in the weeks before Christmas. Oliebollen are basically deep-fried balls of dough, sometimes with raisins. They are eaten with powdered sugar. Many people make their own (and if they do you can often still smell the oliebollen days later in their kitchen), but in the...

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Hilton Den Haag

… but you can’t sleep there...

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