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Marnix Rueb was the author who gave the Hague its own strip hero, Haagse Harry, or The Hague’s Harry. Marnix died Oktober 23, 2014. January 26, 2016 a statue of Harry was placed in the city centre. As you can see has it a special FaceBook like hand at the back as ever as anarchistic as Harry was.

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Retired hotelier. Active blogger at HappyHotelier.com, Weekendhotel.blog ChairBlog.eu Haagspraak.nl and other blogs

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Recently I’ve spent a couple of days in Venice. There I took this candid of an ad in one of its Vaporetto’s that function like a bus or tramline in other cities. Just as a reminder for some advice to The Hague.

If you fly to the Netherlands you can use Amsterdam Schiphol Transportation Airport and from there to The Hague there is good public transport via Schiphol Transportation Trainstation on to one of the two main train stations of The Hagaue and pick a bus, tram or taxi. All within a reasonable timeframe. Public Transport and taxies take approximately the same time.

However, if you fly via Rotterdam The Hague Airport the public transport system is cumbersome: You have to take a bus to the Rotterdam Trainstation and from there a train to one of the two main trainstations of the Hague. It takes triple the time of a taxi driving you to The Hague.

Here The Hague can learn something from Venice. When you arrive at Marco Polo airport, you can buy one visitor card for a number of days that you can use on all public transport to and from the airport and within the city. Work to do for The Hague. It has no visitor’s card.

Author: Happy Hotelier

Retired hotelier. Active blogger at HappyHotelier.com, Weekendhotel.blog ChairBlog.eu Haagspraak.nl and other blogs

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.

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Dutch designer Sebastien Wierinck has designed several loopy benches for the Spuiplein. He named them BenchMark.

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Author: Happy Hotelier

Retired hotelier. Active blogger at HappyHotelier.com, Weekendhotel.blog ChairBlog.eu Haagspraak.nl and other blogs

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I’ve discovered Picfair as an outlet for the amateur photographer to sell photo’s. I know the guy behind the site and believe it will be taking off as it is a bit different from the usual stock photo sites. We will see. But photo’s tell a story and hence from time to time I’ll upload something I’ve uploaded to Picfair.

This E.on Power station is gas turbine powered and is located near the The Hague city center and actually around the corner where I live.

Ha! And to stress I’m serious about keeping the site up, I’ve changed the theme into Twenty Fifteen. In addition with a click on the photo you’ll find a larger one with more details.

Author: Happy Hotelier

Retired hotelier. Active blogger at HappyHotelier.com, Weekendhotel.blog ChairBlog.eu Haagspraak.nl and other blogs

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Herring Eater with Scheveningen Pier

The same herring eater as in the last post, but now with a view on the delapidated Pier of Scheveningen. The Pier has been bought from the bancrupt estate by a new consortium that promised the Pier will be in operation again in 2015. Let’s hope so.

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