Denneweg, The Hague
Denneweg, formerly a premier venue for antique shops in The Hague, is now a must for people who value lifestyle and design on an international level. Together with its narrow side streets and neighbouring canals, the Denneweg is an open air shopping mall full of specialty stores which strive to deliver optimal service. Discover for yourself all the treasures the Denneweg, together with the neighbouring Vos in Tuinstraat, Spekstraat, Kazernestraat, Hooistraat, Hooigracht, Mauritskade en the Lange Voorhout have to offer. From early morning until late in the evening one can enjoy this neighbourhood with its many trendsetting fashion and lifestyle shops, its plethora of pubs, restaurants and streetwalk cafes and its various cultural offerings. Leisurely inspect the antique shops full of rare pieces of furniture, paintings and decorative objects, or view the newest fashion collections for him and her. And end the day with a drink and a bite to eat in one of the cosy pubs or restaurants, while The Hague strolls by your window.
The Denneweg ('Fir Tree Road') is one of the oldest streets in The Hague. Here one can still experience the real The Hague: trendy, but with a rich history and a strong connection to the past, as exemplified by the various buildings from the 18th century. The street used to be called the Duineweg ('Dune Road'), because it originally meandered through the dunes to the beach. Nowadays it is a modern, contemporary street with a rich history. It offers a varied range of shops in a clean, safe environment that seethes with activities and events.
Street of antique shops
The Denneweg is a classic, busy shopping street with a number of impressive store fronts which still breathe the atmosphere of the real old-fashioned The Hague. It used to be the place for antique shops, and over the years became synonymous with antiques and the hospitality industry. Nowadays the street also caters to fashionistas, but there is still an exceptional collection of antiques to be found. The shop-windows show many exceptional pieces of furniture, paintings and decorative objects, and on some days the The Hague Antiques and Book Fair is held at the end of the street, on the Lange Voorhout. Over the years this antique market has become a valued institution in The Hague.
The savvy shoppers of The Hague have eagerly found their way to this bustling street in Neighbourhood 2005 for years. The Denneweg is situated in one of the oldest and most beautiful parts of the city centre and offers a plethora of specialty shops, especially those connected with lifestyle, design, art and antiques. Go for instance to the Inproc Koffiebranderij (which roasts coffee) or the exclusive tea shop, Betjeman en Barton, for gift ideas; have a bespoke cabinet made by Cabinet, or temporarily borrow a beautiful modern work of art at Heden. Top class jewellers like Bodes & Bode, Camp & Wismeyer and Sieralex are well known among jewellery lovers all over The Netherlands. The exceptional stores on the Denneweg are certainly worth a visit.
Fashion & beauty
Fashion is a growing ingredient in the Denneweg kaleidoscope. Its boutiques sell important international brands and clothing from well-known Dutch designers. This area boasts a large quantity of quality stores and also a number of beauty and hair dressing salons. For instance, Black offers stylish clothing for women, and at White men can find everything they are looking for. Looking for a hat made by hand? Visit Eudia's studio. Find the newest coats at Moscow, and admire the fabulous textiles and fashionable designs at Lady Africa. At Paul Warmer you can find designer shoes for him and her. Or visit lingerie shop Madeleine, where everybody who is somebody in The Hague comes to buy. And if you need a moment of rest between shopping and drinks, Ariane Inden or Aveda are waiting to pamper you with a massage or a facial.
Wining & dining
Of course the Denneweg also offers a wide choice of attractive pubs, street-walk cafes and restaurants. For drinks, a good place to go is Grand Café Walter Benedict, for instance, and for dinner you cannot go wrong with Oker. At lunchtime, Lodewieck has been fully booked for the last seventeen years. Pierre is a uniquely beautiful and attractive wine bar with wine shop attached. In the Denneweg you can enjoy good food and drink in a beautiful part of the city with international allure. At the end of the day, one preferably goes to sleep in Hotel Des Indes, so the next morning one is ready to explore the rest of the neighbourhood.
The Denneweg is easily reached by car, public transportation or bicycle. Paid parking is available in the neighbourhood, and in three parking garages, Interparking Museumkwartier, Malieveld and Parkstraat. From the Central Station in The Hague it's a short, ten-minute walk via Koningskade, Korte Voorhout and Lange Voorhout to the Denneweg. Traveling by tram, it is only one stop from the Denneweg to the Central Station! The Denneweg may also be reached by boat, which can be moored in the Hooikade, which runs parallel to the Denneweg. And very convenient for smart phone owners: the Denneweg offers free Wifi!