Voorburg Historic Center
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Herenstraat in Voorburg is an adorable pedestrian-only street with beautiful historic architecture. Voorburg is a town close to The Hague, and a good place to stay, where you can take a quick train ride to explore The Hague. Voorburg is the oldest town in The Netherlands! Walk down Herenstraat and check out the cute boutiques, especially the little children's bookshop. There is a bakery with fresh breads that locals buy each morning. Near the church is some lovely outdoor seating at a cafe, Brasserie Aangenaam- perfect for a warm summer day. Kids love to pet the sheep in the church's yard.
Another sunny cafe, The Village Lounge, is at the far western end of Herenstraat, below the Voorburg railway station. Here you can sit in a spacious modern plaza and kids can run free. If you'd like to catch the train to The Hague, it's an easy ride of just a few minutes from here.
Across the canal from the railway station is Hofwijck, the lovely, symmetrical house of Constantijn Huygens. He led an interesting life- look him up on wikipedia.
While you're in Voorburg, try a delicious Surinamese Roti dinner! I recommend Shanaya Roti (see address below), a ten minute drive to the west.
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To find this area, use this address in your GPS: Herenstraat 68, 2271 CJ Voorburg, Netherlands.
Shanaya Roti, Hendrik Ravesteijnplein 68, 2282 GW Rijswijk.
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