The Hague: An Unlikely Romance

Hi, folks!

So, tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! 😀 Some of you might celebrate it while some of you not. Both of us don’t really celebrate this so-called day of love, but we can’t help but get excited seeing a lot of valentine-themed decorations, posters, illustrations, and promos that swirl around the internet, shopping malls, and even in our favorite cafes.

To welcome the day of love, we present to you one of our favorite places that can become your next romantic escapade!

*drumroll* The Hague!

Hotel Des Indes, a hotel built in 1858.
Hotel Des Indes, a hotel built in 1858.
Palais Escher
Escher in Het Paleis, which features the works of M.C. Escher. It’s located in front of Hotel Des Indes.

While a lot of you might be against this choice, citing other more romantic cities; well, let us say that this city impressed us. We had the chance to visit only a small part of the city, mostly going to the older areas, but the impression it left to us was… beautiful!

The Peace Palace, which houses  Permanent Court of Arbitration, International Court of Justice, the Hague Academy of International Law, and the Peace Palace Library.
The Peace Palace, which houses Permanent Court of Arbitration, International Court of Justice, the Hague Academy of International Law, and the Peace Palace Library.

The Hague houses the governmental buildings as well as embassies and prominent schools. It also hosts some of the United Nations’ functions throughout the city, making it culturally diverse due to the large number of expatriates living there. This diversity adds to the charm that it already possesses.

A corner in Buitenhof.
A corner in Buitenhof.
An emblem above an archway around Buitenhof.
An emblem above an archway around Buitenhof.

We recommend visiting the Hague on a sunny day in autumn, where it is quiet yet comfortable. The warm sunlight balances the cold autumn, and the reddened leaves make up a beautiful and compatible color scheme with the colors of the roads and buildings. A good weather will also enable you to stroll around the city and enjoy everything ❤

Windows by Buitenhof.
Windows by Buitenhof.
Directions, directions, directions...
Directions, directions, directions…

In short, we tasted a little bit of The Hague, and we’re telling you that this place is in our bucket list as a place to go to with our partner, one day. The charm that it possesses is just so romantic. The stillness, the quietness, yet the intriguing city makes us wonder more and more, and our photos are somehow trying to tell us that we should be there tomorrow, haha!

Entering Binnenhof.
Entering Binnenhof.
Binnenhof.
Binnenhof, the meeting place of both houses of the States General of the Netherlands, as well as the Ministry of General Affairs and the office of the Prime Minister of the Netherlands.

Lots of love!

San

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