The Hague, Netherlands for Old World Elegance

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In 2013, I achieved my dream of living abroad. I write about living in China & adventures around the world.

I gasped when I entered our room at the Hotel Des Indes. So, we stayed in The Hague primarily due to my desire to utilize all those wonderful hotel points I’ve accrued from my travels. When you use points, sometimes you get an awesome room and sometimes you don’t. Luckily, this was one of those awesome times. With twenty foot ceilings and a canopied bed, the old world furnishings and world class service made us feel like royalty. SCORE! Old world elegance at Hotel Des Indes is an understatement. It reeked of class.

Open since 1856, this hotel has been “the” place for politician and celebrities like U2, Prince and the Rolling Stones to stay when visiting this capital of the Netherlands which also hosts the Peace Palace, home of the International Court of Justice and the Permanent Court of Arbitration. The lobby with it’s bar and restaurant, serving tea during the day and fine meals at night, is gorgeous. Customer service is world class with all hotel employees striving to assist with anything you might need. You can walk to the trolley that goes right to the North Sea and International Court of Justice/Peace Palace, sights surely worthy a day trip.

There are picture postcard cafes, shops and museums all within walking distance of the Hotel Des Indes. We stayed there after Amsterdam and took a side trip to Bruges, enjoying the train experience with a picnic for lunch. There is no better way to travel Europe then jumping on a train with cheese, bread, wine and a spirit of adventure.

Go and enjoy the beauty of The Hague!

Insider Tip

Make sure you check out the book and antique market in the square across from the hotel. It has unique finds like old postcards and vinyl. Just make sure you have extra room in your suitcase to take home these treasures.

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