De Haagse Portiekwoningen – “Porch Houses” of The Hague

Every year in September I take part in a door-to-door fundraising event organized by the Kidney Foundation. Good work with an unexpected result: aching quadriceps muscles. And why is that? My fundraising route includes a street with a unique type of dwelling called a “Haagse Portiekwoning”, which in English translates to “The Hague Porch House”. …

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Westeinde Distilleerderij Zondag

Zondag Distillery

Here in The Hague I often notice company names on shopfronts that differ from the company that is currently doing business in the shop or building. This always triggers my curiosity and I try to find out more about the history of the building. That’s what I did after spotting the building on Westeinde 10, …

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Freemasonry Museum

I’m a great fan of small museums – particularly those that tell a story. The Hague is fortunate to have a number of these museums, including the unique Freemasonry Museum. Here you can learn about the past and present of the fraternal order known as The Grand Orient of the Netherlands. Freemasonry in The Hague …

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Den Haag Lange Voorhout Pageshuis trapgevels stepped gables

Stepped gables in The Hague

I was born in a house with a stepped gable, a fact I’m immensely proud of. But my birthplace presents a serious complication for a tour guide in The Hague: is was situated in another city! It seems sensible to make this confession. So yes, I’m not a citizen of The Hague by birth. I …

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