Voorburg Historic Center

The Netherlands

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 called In de Wolken. There is a bakery called Klink's Bakery with fresh breads that locals buy each morning. A 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 seven minute drive to the west.

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Historic building.

The old church. The sheep are no longer there.

Herenstraat at night.

Herenstraat, a historic pedestrian-only street in Voorburg.

The old town hall, from 1632.

Plant pot and lamppost on Herenstraat.

It's lovely to stroll along Herenstraat.

Cute gingerbread-style architecture on Herenstraat.

The old church.

Looking down a pedestrian-only side street.

Little girls sit in front of the old church.

Brasserie seating in front of the old church.

The church on Herenstraat. The brasserie no longer exists.

Sunny Saturday on Herenstraat.

Looking toward The Hague from the Voorburg railway station.

Sitting outside at The Village Lounge, near 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.

Lovely buildings behind the old church.

Cute buildings on Herenstraat.

The old church and rows of trees.

Sunny afternoon.

Truly adorable side street!

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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