A random picture of the plaza surrounding the Grote Kerk (lit: big church). Note the cobblestone paths and the barely visible tram rails behind the gentleman. I’ve been told that tram rails tend to be just the right width to get your bike wheels caught in…
The Binnenhof, where the Dutch parliament meets. A similar picture from the other side of the lake is my work desktop. It’s quite interesting to be there in the winter – I found parts of the surrounding walkway rather icy but was able to stop and watch the ducks swimming for a while, as only a small corner of the lake had frozen over.
And here is de Bijenkorf (lit: bijen = bees, korf = hive, beehive), a department store with 3-4 floors. [Edit: We’ll just consider it a bonus picture from Amsterdam.] It’s a bit more expensive, but it’s fun to browse. I will admit to having spent a bit too much time in the books section, looking at Dutch children’s boeken (books), namely kinderboeken (picture books). The first book I ever received was Dikkie Dik.
As is typical of most of the more used streets in the Hague, you will randomly come across sculptures — in this case a white lion.