Friday, November 23, 2012

A day of shopping in The Hague, Netherlands

Last month, October, I went shopping with Bru in Den Haag (The Hague). Bru told me that she has only seen the city passing through to Scheveningen. So upon knowing this, I insisted that we go shopping in The Hague instead of Amsterdam.

The Hague have some cool architecture. Old and new.

And so we shopped! I managed to snagged a few nice items from Cos and Vanilia. Actually, the one that I bought in Vanilia was not available in my size (36) so I had it ordered for pick-up at their branch in Utrecht. I don’t settle for home delivery because I am never home during the day, although sometimes I do work at home but that is sporadic, so pick up is the best.

Bru on the other hand was enjoying shopping for sport stuff at Perry Sport.

Part of the agenda for the afternoon was to do some The Hague architecture sightseeing, including a walk through the courtyard of the Dutch Houses of Parliament. Sadly, the weather did not cooperate well with us so we had to ditch this plan. The Hague is not going anywhere anyway.

Bru however is a true blue girl scout. She is always ready for any weather. She brought an umbrella with her! Thank you girl friend for saving us from becoming wet.

We started the day with some drinks at this cafe terrace at the back of the Dutch Parliament. I need my wine to kick off the shopping activity. Earlier, when we parked the car underground, we tried exiting via the locked 'Tweede Kamer' (Lower House) special entrance. We thought it was odd for the parking garage to have high-tech laser locks. Good thing someone showed us the correct exit to the square.

I was tempted to buy this furry muts for our upcoming ski/snowboard (wintersport) holiday. So soft, warm and comfy. I could use this.

Bru in 'De Passage', the first covered shopping gallery in the Netherlands.

Discovered this yummy store: Cupcakechic. It was really timely because I have an afternoon tea scheduled with Blondine the next day at her place, so I bought a few cakes and macarons. They make 'A' quality goodies here (that is why they are expensive)!

They will soon open in Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

We wrapped up Den Haag with some drinks, shrimp tempura appetizers and people watching at 't Goude Hooft. Above picture is the interior of the 't Goude Hooft. Bru and I sat outside on the terrace.

Then we finished the evening with a dinner at home together with the Dutchman. I cooked of course.

Visit Period: October 2012
Destination: The Hague, The Netherlands

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