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Voorburg Historic Center

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Voorburg Historic Center, The Netherlands

Description

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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Historic building.
Historic building.
Sheep in front of the old church.
Sheep in front of the old church.
Lambs!
Lambs!
Outdoor brasserie seating by the old church, at night.
Outdoor brasserie seating by the old church, at night.
Herenstraat, a historic pedestrian-only street in Voorburg.
Herenstraat, a historic pedestrian-only street in Voorburg.
The old town hall, from 1632.
The old town hall, from 1632.
Plant pot and lamppost on Herenstraat.
Plant pot and lamppost on Herenstraat.
It's lovely to stroll along Herenstraat.
It's lovely to stroll along Herenstraat.
Cute gingerbread-style architecture on Herenstraat.
Cute gingerbread-style architecture on Herenstraat.
Brasserie seating in front of the old church.
Brasserie seating in front of the old church.
Looking down a pedestrian-only side street.
Looking down a pedestrian-only side street.
Little girls sit in front of the old church.
Little girls sit in front of the old church.
Brasserie seating in front of the old church.
Brasserie seating in front of the old church.
A sunny spot to sit and take in the feel of the town.
A sunny spot to sit and take in the feel of the town.
People enjoy a warm spring day outside the brasserie.
People enjoy a warm spring day outside the brasserie.
Sunny Saturday on Herenstraat.
Sunny Saturday on Herenstraat.
Looking toward The Hague from the Voorburg railway station.
Looking toward The Hague from the Voorburg railway station.
Sitting outside at The Village Lounge, near the railway station.
Sitting outside at The Village Lounge, near the railway station.
Sunny day at the cafe by the railway station.
Sunny day at the cafe by the railway station.
Hofwijck, the home of Huygens, as seen from the square below the railway station.
Hofwijck, the home of Huygens, as seen from the square below the railway station.
Lovely buildings behind the old church, and people feeding the sheep.
Lovely buildings behind the old church, and people feeding the sheep.
Cute buildings on Herenstraat.
Cute buildings on Herenstraat.
Feeding the little lamb at the old church.
Feeding the little lamb at the old church.
The old church and the brasserie.
The old church and the brasserie.
Sunny afternoon.
Sunny afternoon.
The lambs in the church yard.
The lambs in the church yard.
Truly adorable side street!
Truly adorable side street!

Directions

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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Last Updated Fri, 20 May 2016 00:44:35 GMT