Blessed with wider avenues and less crowded streets than Amsterdam, strolling about The Hague's historical inner city was a real pleasure. And even though we did do some more museum-going on this day trip, we also did spend time exploring the city itself and doing such as gazing into interesting shop fronts, occasionally venturing inside a few stores (including a wonderful-smelling bakery!), gaping at impressive old buildings and -- of course! -- posing a certain cute puppet plushy in some unlikely places! ;b
Just a small section of the bicycle park
outside The Hague's central railway station!
So many tempting attractions, so little time ;(
New and old architecture mix well together, as viewed from
the central square known simply as Plein (i.e. Square)
Among the buildings lining the Plein are ones that house cafes,
and also government departments like the Department of Justice!
Unbelievably, Puppet Ponyo was able to get up close to,
and pose by, the main door of the Ministry of Defence! :O
part of the surrounding moat and nearby buildings
(Hall of Knights) that I had initially figured was a church or cathedral
And here's the incorrigible one eyeing the doorknob
of the main door to the king's cabinet! :O