Crossing the Dutch Borders
I crossed the northern borders last weekend with my friend Els to go to the Netherlands. It was a marvelous day.
First of all, because it was the first time since the Strutter View sailing trip that I saw the sea again.
The famous Kurhaus in Scheveningen (The Hague) is a stunning building at the shore. I instantly fell in love with it.
Unlike the Belgian coast, you still have dunes in large parts of the Dutch coast. I’m definitely a fan of the sculpture overlooking the waves.
As you can see, Els and I were so excited we had to do the typical jumping pictures underneath the pier.
Apparently the waitress that served us there was excited too, because she accidently threw my hot chocolate all over me. Luckily I was wearing black and they had the decency not to charge anything for the drinks.
However, the North Sea wasn’t the only reason to visit our Dutch neighbours. The Hague was celebrating Chinese New Year that weekend, so we had to check it out. Dragons, Lions and lots of Chinese people were populating the streets of the city. Els and I also went to an asian supermarket, where we bought krupuk, fortune cookies and Kool-Aid (Oh, Yeah!).
Later that day we decided to take the tram to the very picturesque Delft. Still in an asian mood, we decided to have dinner in a Chinese restaurant.
Delft is like a Dutch Venice with all its little channels and old buildings. Els even said she wouldn’t mind studying there for a year.
I also bought a Fujifilm Instax 210 camera and made my two first pictures in Scheveningen. I’ll definitely dedicate a complete post to my new acquisition shortly.