Culinary festival Haagse Wereld Hapjes
Food festival Haagse Wereld Hapjes brings together a variety of restaurants with cuisines from all over the world. Have fun discovering and tasting well known and lesser known kitchens in one place. More than 18 Hague-based restaurants prepare their dishes on the spot and offer a suitable accompanying beverage. The festival also features music and entertainment as well as activities and special menus for children.
The culinary festival takes place at the Lange Voorhout in the city centre of The Hague. The L-shaped Lange Voorhout merits its reputation as one of the finest urban ensembles in Europe. Its rows of linden trees were first planted by Emperor Charles V, and are supposed to have inspired the layout of Berlin's great boulevard Unter den Linden. It was here in the 17C and 18C that the famous and fashionable came to see and be seen, particularly during the Sunday church parade. The hundred year old buildings flanking its sides are now homes to various embassies, residences, offices and various cultural institutions.
The Lange Voorhout lane in the city centre is easily reached by car, public transportation and bicycle. From the Utrechtsebaan (A4 and A12) follow signs to 'Centrum'. Parking around the Lange Voorhout is limited, though. You can use Interparking Museumkwartier, or parking Malieveld. From the Central Station in The Hague it's a short, ten-minute walk to the Lange Voorhout. Traveling by tram, you can take tram 1 or 9 in the direction of Scheveningen beach from either Central Station or Hollands Spoor.