If you’ve even been to the Grote Markt on a sunny day, then you will know that this is a popular meeting place. Chances are you probably didn’t even notice that there are several different cafes, as they all seem to melt into one big terras. Zeta does not necessarily stand out, but it’s literally next door to the more well known cafe the Zwarte Ruiter.
Whilst each cafe attempts to create it’s own individual style, Zeta is the pearl. Zeta serves good coffee (bonus!) and there is truly a wide range of different people to be found throughout the day. For a cafe to appeal to such an eclectic crowd is quite unique.
The hidden treasure for food lovers is the kitchen at the back of the bar, where scrumptious thai food is cooked with love and served by friendly staff. Even the most fussy eater will be happy here as they are capable to adjust to your individual needs. My tip is to order the Pad Thai, but you have been warned, only order if you are really hungry, this food fills! On my to eat list is the Crème de Brulée with lemongrass, I’ve just never been able to fit in so far.
A couple of weeks ago I was invited for coffee at Grand Cafe Walter Benedict which had just recently opened. I was pleasantly surprised by the ambiance, service and the most important aspect: the cappuccino was really good, bonus! Walter Benedict serves breakfast all day, yes all day, they really captured the French atmosphere without overdoing it. The entire vibe is so laid back that I will definitely be going back again soon to try the food.
Dutch designer Sebastien Wierinck has designed several loopy benches for the Spuiplein. He named them BenchMark.
Will be publishing more and more The Hague photo’s as Picfair inspires me to do so.
Nieuwe Kerk or New Church of The Hague was built between 1649 and 1656 according to a design by Pieter Noorwits, carpenter. Currently it is a a music hall, mainly for classical ensembles and choirs.
I’ve discovered Picfair as an outlet for the amateur photographer to sell photo’s. I know the guy behind the site and believe it will be taking off as it is a bit different from the usual stock photo sites. We will see. But photo’s tell a story and hence from time to time I’ll upload something I’ve uploaded to Picfair.
This E.on Power station is gas turbine powered and is located near the The Hague city center and actually around the corner where I live.
Ha! And to stress I’m serious about keeping the site up, I’ve changed the theme into Twenty Fifteen. In addition with a click on the photo you’ll find a larger one with more details.
The same herring eater as in the last post, but now with a view on the delapidated Pier of Scheveningen. The Pier has been bought from the bancrupt estate by a new consortium that promised the Pier will be in operation again in 2015. Let’s hope so.
The 2014 new herring has arrived and is good. To celebrate this a photo of a sunset last year at Scheveningen behind the Herring Eater Sculpture in front of the Museum Beelden aan Zee.
With a photo of the Ice Palace I would like to resume posting on this blog and to offer a cool view on a hot July day. We’re experiencing an official heat wave, the first since 2006.
“Ice Palace” is the local vernacular for the Town Hall of The Hague. It’s still stately without the intended Spui Forum as its neighbor, but obviously this was a just as megalomaniac project as the Spui Forum is now.
Stay tuned for updates of the blog
This is the The Hague Flatiron building next to Central Station from an unusual angle and with a very dark background.
Roel Wijnants is a man who, when he walks through The Hague, never ceases to look around him with a keen photographer’s Eye.
I’m trying to revive the blog now and hope others will follow.