June 25, 2003
Outside facing the street is a terraced area; on a sunny day it is quite difficult to find an empty table. It is a perfect place to do some people watching as ’t Goude Hooft is right in the centre of The Hague.
Inside there are tables mostly for four persons, placed not too closely together so that it doesn’t feel crammed. There is also a reading table with up-to-date newspapers and magazines, some in English.
An old mural shows how Amalia van Solms commisions the decoration of the ‘Oranjezaal’, one of the halls in Palace Huis ten Bosch, Queen Beatrix’s residence in The Hague. Amalia van Solm is one of her forbears.
I was here together with guide cls223, who assured me that her ‘appeltaart’ was the best she had ever had. I had ‘poffertjes’, a kind of tiny yeast pancakes served with butter and icing sugar.
From journal cls223 and Marianne in The Hague