Train ride to the Hague with a visit to Restaurant
Just an hour or so by fast train from Amsterdam Central
Station, we find ourselves in Den Hague, the city known
for housing the international Peace Palace, where world
justice has its voice.
The Hague is also blessed with some incredible dining, including
the first visit to Djawa, or Java in English which is an
Indonesian restaurant. Located in a quaint part of the Hague,
in a closed pedestrian walkway, Restaurant Djawa is hosted
by Owner Ulpho van der Zalm who was gracious and warm in
receiving our crew to his family-style restaurant.
Inside, Restaurant Djawa is adorned with Indonesian art
and sculptures and has a close and personal charm that is
unmistakable. Outside, diners are greeted by café
style table settings for summer time dining.
Ulpho was kind enough to invite us into his kitchen to watch
as the chefs prepared the savory, sweet and sometimes spicy
delicacies. With so many dishes to choose from, starting
with the Tapas-style appetizers and going all the way through
to the variety of Vegetarian, Seafood and indoor barbequed
Chicken, there is a perfect match for anyone in your party.
The amazing thing about Restaurant Djawa is that even with
twelve to fifteen dishes filling the table- each and every
one had its own distinctive aroma, garnish and taste! So
when in The Hague, you definitely need to make reservations
and check out Restaurant Djawa!
Also in this episode, a tour of The Hague’s museum
district, including a visit to the Escher Museum! Strolling
the streets and alley ways of The Hague is a cultural experience
unfolding with every foot step. Sculptures large and small,
sidewalk art attractions and galleries of all shapes and
sizes line each street there.
Staying in The Hague is simple. The Crowne Plaza Hotel is
centrally located to both the main city center and also
very close to the beach at the North Sea via a quick and
reliable tram system. The Crowne Plaza is a tranquil spot
that offers a wide array of amenities, including deluxe
accommodations, a full breakfast buffet and sauna/fitness