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.
Yes a Tweetup! Where and when that’s the question!
We would like to organize a ATH tweetup but over the last months we haven’t been able to find the right location for a FAB meetup. Do you have suggestions or recommendations leave a comment, we’d love to hear from you.
Welcome to the Carnival of Cities for October 6, 2010.
In the Carnival of Cities by turn bloggers post the best posts about one city or town produced by other bloggers who have entered their posts. Is an excellent way to spread the word about your blog and/or to bring your city to the attention of readers of other blogs. For us as a relatively new blog dedicated to one city (The Hague, Absolutely!) it’s an honor to host this blog carnival Carnival of Cities, originally set up by Sheila Scarborough on her Family Travel Logue back in 2007. Sheila doesn’t confine herself to just one blog, do read my interview with her, and, more importantly, she has visited The Hague several times when she used to live in The Netherlands.
The rules for this Carnival of Cities clearly state that the posts have to reflect just one city or one town of any importance. So unfortunately I had to delete a couple of submissions that did not comply.
Jennifer Miner presents New York City, New York, USA, in Halloween in New York City ? Annual Activities posted at The Vacation Gals , saying: “Halloween in New York City offers no shortage of fun activities for kids, and crazy events for adults. Here are some annual Halloween things to do in NYC for families (and the Village parade, which is decidedly less child-friendly).”
Zhu presents Pembroke, Ontario, Canada, in Pembroke, Ontario posted at Correr Es Mi Destino, saying “We hit the road on Saturday morning and followed the bumpy Trans-Canada highway. Our first stop was in Pembroke, Ontario, 150 km from Ottawa.”.
Anne-Sophie Redisch presents Oslo, Norway in Free Oslo: Frogner Park posted at Oslo, saying: “Oslo may be one of the world’s most expensive cities, but loads of fun things to see and do are completely free.”
I take the liberty to include footage of surfing in Scheveningen, The Hague’s Beach Resort, referring to a prior post where 9 photographers were gliding rather than riding the North Sea, saying: “You were lucky guys, the weather was not like this or even worse:-)”
After some experimenting I managed to create an English language Daily paper based on Tweets: The Absolutely The Hague Daily. The Daily is aggregated on the basis of a small list of Tweeps who are connected to The Hague and who in general tweet in English.
It is a less flashy but better reading in English Daily than the Dutch version I reported about here..
Duivenvoorde Castle dates from the 13th century and is one of the oldest in South Holland.
Originating in the 13th century, Duivenvoorde Castle (Kasteel Duivenvoorde) in The Hague suburb of Voorschoten is one of the oldest castles in Zuid Holland. For the first five centuries of its history one family, the Van Duivenvoordes, who gave the castle its name, owned the castle. Opened to the public in 1960, the castle’s magnificent rooms are furnished with Delft earthenware, Chinese and European porcelain and portraits of the noble Van Duivenvoorde family.
This year the castle celebrates 50 years of being opened to public with a number of special events including a series of lectures, a photo, drawing and painting competition and exhibition based on the theme Timeless Trendy which focuses on the way the castle’s interior and modern art collection.
Duivenvoorde Castle is also available for special events and is a popular place for weddings, parties and in the summer months, concerts. Every October candlelight tours are offered, allowing you to experience the splendor of this beautiful castle by candlelight.
For more information on Duivenvoorde Castle, its opening hours and 50th year celebration visit the website.