We headed on to visit Den Haag (The Hague). We found this city to be very slick, clean and modern. Push bikes ruled the roads!
Its main streets were full of interesting artwork statues.
We went to explore the 13th century Knights’ Hall. It is used to open state Parliament and Royal receptions.
As we left we found ourselves driving down a tram route not for cars!!!! That was interesting as we had pedestrians who wouldn’t move out of our way and a tram coming up on our rear tail. If that wasn’t bad enough about 5 minutes later we turned at a traffic light and realised we were on the wrong side of the road. We were driving right at on coming traffic that thank goodness was stopped at lights. The funny thing nobody seemed to notice except Rob and I!!!!!!! SO WITH EYES BULGING OUT OF BOTH OF OUR EYE SOCKETS Rob did a quick cross country road drive. Driving in cities can be hair raising to say the least!!!!!!
We headed about 10 minutes down the road to the beach at Scheveningen. Here an extreme amount of money has been invested to construct an out of this world pier. The pier is filled with restaurants, cafes and a fun park over the ocean.
Accompanying this is a humongously large Ferris wheel which makes you feel like you are definitely in the Land of Dreams.
To add to all the extravagance there are a row of stunning sand front restaurants that all have fire pits for you to sit at and admire the seascape views. These restaurants went along the beachfront forever and they were pretty much empty. When full they would cater for thousands of people. The Dutch once again know how to live it up. Wow!!! Wow!! And another wow as we sat at a fire pit and shared a beer looking out at the sea.
A grand hotel with beautiful architecture imposed itself gracefully onto the board walk.
We walked along the sandy beach shore and admired the thousands of long thin shells that stopped us in our tracks.
We ended our day looking at the numerous creative fairytale sculptures on the beach boardwalk before setting off for home. My favourite sculpture was the lion and the mouse.