Rapallo was never on my list. I never thought there could actually be something about this city. It lies on the Ligurian Sea coast, just between Cinque Terre and Genoa. As a girl from Croatia, I know it from the history books as the Treaty of Rapallo was signed there, in Villa Pagana, formerly known as Villa Spinola. A treaty…
The five Cinque Terre villages are situated in northern Italy on the Mediterranean Sea, just 3 hours by train from Milan, Pisa and Florence. I have arrived by car and totally enjoyed the national park that spreads across the five villages. La Spezia My journey started in La Spezia. This was the very first stop as I…
Tintine was slowly climbing up the hills of San Marino. Not much pressure should have been put on this car as she had enough of the shocks in the last year or two. The hills around us were rising and soon we found ourselves surrounded by an amazing view. It was San Marino surrounded by…
My Life in Sicily finished after a year spent on this island. It was time to turn on my Tintine (a beautiful red car), hop on a ferry and say goodbye. I was nostalgic as a was driving through Reggio Calabria. But soon I was in Puglia – the region with the best Italian cheeses.…
Ardennes are super fun to visit. They are cold but there is loads of trails to discover. Hence, after so many locations, Rochefort was on the route as well. Its ancient position at the crossroads where the route to Saint-Hubert crossed that from Liège to Bouillon required fortifying: the ruins of the old castle, which gave the place its name and…
Once upon a time, there was a little Ivana in Cuba trying to explain a poor restaurant holder that the pizza ragusa he is having on the menu is not some Italian name for some Italian city, but the city of Dubrovnik in Croatia. Stupid girl. Ragusa is a city on the southern side of the…
An Ionian seaside town, Avola is a mix of old and new. The town focuses heavily on the sea, with its history as a tuna fishing port. Today, the remains of the Vecchia Tonnara at the wharf are a stone backdrop to the sandy beaches. Avola dates back to a pre-Greek people called the Sicani.…
Located about 11 kilometres north of Catania, it is the perfect little commune to visit during the ottobrata – the local festivity that occurs every October here in Sicily, celebrating the fruits of the land: frutti di terra. The first encounter went wrong already 🙂 Approaching the booth with fruit, I have noticed quince – one…
If something is worth visiting in life, it is the Aeolian islands. Becasue it makes you think about winter in the south. It makes you think about simplicity of life. And it makes you realise how not to treat the tourists: just some bags of potatoes that need to be shipped from one island to…
I haven’t had a chance to spent a bit more time discovering this city. But just a glimpse and it made me think to re-visit and make it’s due. When the time will come, I promise to update with more photos. But for now, enjoy the story 🙂 Several civilizations settled in Milazzo and left…
I didn’t expect much from this harbour city, to be honest. I knew they have a great beer – Messina cristali di sale: a great Sicilian beer brewed since 1923 and one of the most loved Italian beers. It is the third largest city on the island of Sicily, and the 13th largest city in Italy.…
Senlis is a city in the northern French department of Oise, Hautes de France. Cute, medieval and charming. It offered us great peek into history: The monarchs of the early French dynasties lived in Senlis, attracted by the proximity of the Chantilly forest. Senlis is situated on the river Nonette. Senlis was known in early Roman imperial times as Augustomagus. During the 3rd century, a seven-meter…
So modern, so vivid! The featured image explains the entire concept of this city: historical statues vs. modern buildings and institutions vs. hispterish restaurants. But I adore it! Especially because […]
So modern, so vivid!
The featured image explains the entire concept of this city: historical statues vs. modern buildings and institutions vs. hispterish restaurants. But I adore it! Especially because of the restaurants and the atmosphere created there. Plus, it is the city with the sea – enough said. 🙂
On the map of Europe it is placed on the western coast of the Netherlands and as such it is the capital of the province of South Holland.
Officially, The Hague is the seat of the Dutch government, but the city is not the capital of the Netherlands, which is constitutionally Amsterdam.
Around 150 international organisations are located in the city, including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Europol (European Police)… which makes The Hague one of the major cities hosting the United Nations, along with New York, Geneva, Vienna, Rome, and Nairobi.
I never manage to properly take a photo when entering the city from the highway. Especially during the night when the lights of Deloitte (UK multinational business company) building are on.
The story of The Hague starts in 13th century when the counts of Holland used the city as their administrative center and residence when in Holland. As the first fortress was made of wood, the place was literally called des Graven hage (eng. the Count’s Wood). So today’s inner city has some small streets in the town centre that may be dated from the late Middle Ages and several spacious streets boasting large and luxurious 18th-century residences built for diplomats and affluent Dutch families.
Very impressive is the large Protestant church dating from the 17th century called Grote of Sint-Jacobskerk (St Jacob’s Church) built in what was then a modern style.
Absolute must is Mauritshuis museum – home to The Girl with the Pearl Earring, painted by Vermeer. There is a movie about this story too.
Het Plein is a town square in the old city centre – a good place to eat and drink. With festive lights, outdoor seating, and heaters in the winter, this place is perfect for a gezellig evening (there’s no English translation for this Dutch word, but in this context it roughly means the cozy, warm feeling you get from being with good friends).
The best part of The Hague the Scheveningen beach – a modern seaside resort with a long, sandy beach, an esplanade, a pier, and a lighthouse.
Eating at Scheveningen is a specal feeling. I am impressed by the atmosphere at the seaside with many fires lighted up creating the special romantic moments.
The most beautiful building amongst the hotels alongside the beach is The Kurhaus. It was built in 19 century annd has a great passage through to get to the seaside open to the public. This year (my 4th visit to The Hague) I had a privilege to stay in this beautiful hotel 🙂
Great article and information. I like the part about the diplomats in the 18th century. The building is stunning.
Love The Hague! Been there a couple of times and always great to come back 🙂
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I have a special relationship with the Hague as my grandpa worked as a diplomatic there. We went quite a few times to Scheveningen and we have so many good family memories from there.
For some reason all these Dutch cities look so similar! I have never been to The Hague, though in a couple of weeks I will be visiting Eindhoven and maybe Rotterdam… Thank you for sharing this, I will keep it with me for when I travel there next time!
This looks like an awesome trip! ! I love the photos and the way you described it!
Binnenhof looks absolutely magical !! I love Amsterdam not just because it has an amazing vibe but also because it’s so beautiful. And Hague looks pretty amazing too!
Amazing guide and brilliant pictures.
The city looks great. I’d love to visit it one day. You forgot to showcase the really tall people over there. I have met a couple of people from Netherlands and they have always tower way above me 🙂
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