Observations: How I experienced some days in The Hague

My observations spending a couple of days I spent in The Hague in the beginning of September 2013

The Peace Palace - picture made by me, August 2013

The Peace Palace – picture by me, September 2013

  • If you want to talk to politicians, you have plenty of opportunities. From sit-ins while Parliament is in session, to Dudok, a very pleasant bistro about one 150 meters from the Binnenhof, and which is regularly the stage for political programs and debates.
  • People are well-dressed. Those working at an embassy or ministry have to look elegantly, and do so.
View on Dudok, on Spui. Made by me, September 2013

View on Dudok, on Spui. Made by me, September 2013

  • People are well-spoken, prepared, informal and good at English.
  • Has a lot of nice coffee shops (not the ones for crack heads, but those where you can drink Coffee), and other monumental buildings
Skyline of the Hague, picture by me, August 2013

Skyline of the Hague, picture by me, August 2013

  • Many expatiates per capita, employed at embassies, policy institutes, tribunals and elsewhere (like jazz pubs)
  • Is diverse.
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