Located in the South Holland province of the Netherlands is The Hague and its half a million residents. It is the Dutch Government and Parliamentary seat. Despite being the home of Queen Beatrix, The Hague is not the country’s capital. There are a number of aspects of the city that attract visitors from around the world, but one of the most significant that you can experience are the best shopping opportunities in The Hague, Netherlands.
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De Passage – the oldest “mall” in The Hague was constructed inside an 1800’s arcade and today features numerous department stores that you should visit. These include De Bijenkorf and Maison de Bonneterie. The first is marked by its 20th century architecture while the second is quite chic.
Maison de Bonneterie – frequented by Queen Beatrix herself, this glass-domed structure was erected in 1913 and features a number of opulent fashion venues including Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, and Burberry. As you can readily see, this shopping venue caters to more of an upscale crowd.
De Bijenkorf – this department store is housed in a huge structure reminiscent of the Expressionist architecture of the 1920’s with its brick and copper construction, the items found here range from the medium-priced to the very expensive. The staircase of the building is highlighted by windows of stained glass while the La Ruche Restaurant features excellent views of the surrounding property from its 3rd story location.
The American Book Center – both new and used books (English titles) are available here although the store caters to both local residents and expats. Another benefit of the American Book Center is that you can trade books in that you have been traveling with for newer ones.
The shopping streets of Denneweg and Noordeinde – these two streets parallel one another from both sides of the government center (Binnenhof). Denneweg features antique stores, bric-a-brac shops, some very interesting cafés and restaurants, and numerous specialty food retailers. On the other hand, you will find numerous boutiques and haute couture shops on Noordeinde.
Lange Voorhout – another shopping street in The Hague with the main attractions being numerous antique shops as well as an antiques and book market that is held on a weekly basis. The market is open from May through September on Thursdays (11 am until 7 pm) and Sundays (11 am until 5 pm). There is also an organic farmer’s market around the corner on Grote Kerk Street which is open daily from 11 am until 6 pm.
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