Wanna Dance Tonight in The Hague?

Puttin On The Ritz
Coined as Puttin’ Op The Ritz DJ Socrates and DJ Ome Steef organize a Swingin Jazzy Dance Night at De Combinatie, Lange Beesten Markt 108 in The Hague from 22.00 hr (10.00 PM) until 02.00 AM.
The event has its own FP page with some good tunes to get in the mood.
DJ Socrates announces:

Those ingredients are: a nice funky warm place for dancing, another DJ with equal enthusiasm for dancefloor jazz and off course.. lots of new exciting music! I’ll be playing the hottest Electro Swing tracks out there and Ome Steef will be focusing on the old school sound, with the best Big Band Jump, Dixie, Latin Jazz & beyond. I too look forward to some classic sounds.. One of my heroes Louis Jordan, will definitely be in the mix with his infectious boogie woogie!

I’m sad I can’t afford to go myself.

Dutch orchestra stage protest concert at The Hague station

The Hague was recently in the news, but I couldn’t find a video to embed. So this is a bit late but still worth posting.

The Dutch government of Prime Minister Mark Rutte has announced it wants to economize on the Dutch orchestra. The members of the main orchestra demonstrated in their own musical way at The Hague central station

Sandwich Paradise

The popularity of sandwiches rose dramatically during the Industrial Revolution when the working classes made fast, portable and inexpensive food a staple. Overtime, sandwiches have become one of the most versatile meal anyone can have.  Whether you like yours with brown or white bread, baguette or ciabatta, there are a hundred ways of making it delicious and interesting with your favorite spreads, fillings, salads and anything else you can imagine.

In The Hague, two sandwiches places stand out for their thoughtful, healthy and gourmet approach to preparing an ordinary piece of bread into a delightful lunch or scrumptious dinner on those lazy nights you just don’t feel like cooking.

Bagels & Beans

Bagels & Beans, Plaats, Den Haag centrum

Popular for six varieties of bagels to choose from: 100% organic white, brown and sesame bagels, and, or sun-dried tomato, multi-grain and cinnamon & raisin bagels.  Order it with your favorite cream cheese flavor: natural, walnut & honey, dill or pesto and sun-dried tomatoes. Finish off with one of their healthy fresh fruit juices.

They have three outlets in three favorite locations in The Hague that makes them so appealing. Plaats at The Hague city center or the Aert van der Goesstraat at the intersection of the Frederik Hendriklaan in the  Statenkwartier are ideal choices for casual lunch meetings.

Bagels & Beans, Plaats, Den Haag

And the cafe at the first floor of Selexyz Verwijs bookshop in The Passage at the city center is a favorite destination to enjoy a quiet cup of coffee with a slice of one of their heavenly dessert cakes while reading a book or magazine. The date cake is to die for. Ok, I digress.

Boosty

Thoughtful food.  That says it all.

A quick glance on the menu yields wild turkey filling on a cranberry spread, smashing avocado with goat cheese and a salad mix, spicy chicken with roma tomatoes and baby spinach on aioli dressing among others… need I say more? Oh yes, their salad bowls are refreshingly everything you want to have in your salad but don’t know yet.

 

Boosty at Frederik Hendriklaan

But what makes them also really popular is their broodjetaart (bread cake) which is a large round sandwich bread filled with your choice of toppings and sliced into serving portions of eight or ten or twelve.  Perfect for that lunch birthday treat in the office or to serve with your cocktail parties. You have to order these a day before.

 

Sandwich Filling Counter, Boosty

 

Residence de la Mode 2010

The Hague is the centre of Dutch fashion from 28 October – 7 November 2010. Highlights during this event are a fashion tour through the city centre, a high fashion gallery store by Dutch top talent, fashion activities and of course plenty of shopping discounts. The Dutch Fashion Foundation will host the ‘Dutch Fashion Awards 2010’ in The Hague on 5 November.

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