THE HAGUE BEACH HOUSES
When I was a kid we always went to Ouddorp in The Netherlands to go camping apart from our annual trip to Cornwall. Those were the best holidays because we were out in nature, went to the beach whenever the sun was out and had a lot of friends to play with. The beaches in The Netherlands are beautiful; the only thing we don’t have is a Summer full of sun like in the Mediterranean. This week it sort of felt like I went back to that time as a kid. Walking through the beautiful dunes to a long and wide beach excited to spend some days there. And the best thing is: I could actually stay directly on the beach in the The Hague Beach Houses and the weather was the best!
Since this year you can actually stay direct on the beach of Kijkduin (close to The Hague) in one of the twenty Beach Houses. They are available to rent from April until October. ‘They look quite small from the outside’, is what people say when they pass by, but apart from the fact that this is a holiday house and I’m a big lover of tiny houses, you can sleep here with 4 people. You have two rooms, one with a cozy double bed, the other with a bunk bed. There’s a bathroom with a shower and a toilet. There’s a kitchen, a living room with a long dining table and a couch you can actually turn into a lounge bed or take all the pillows outside to create a lounge bed on your porch. And that’s the space you will be most often: to enjoy the beautiful view of the beach, the sea and the impressive skies during sunset and sunrise.
I would recommend it for couples (there are a lot of candles in the house you can lit on your porch for an extra romantic effect), couples with small children, mothers and daughters, friends. When I was there there was no wind at all, but this seemed to be a perfect place for kite-surfers as well. There’s a beach bar on the end of the strip with the Beach Houses if you don’t like to cook. And apparently Kijkduin is Pokemon Go Capital of The Netherlands, so don’t be shocked when you see some kids (and some adults as well) looking at their phone running from one place to another to catch one. If the weather isn’t so sunny, you can visit The Hague to have dinner at Mama Kelly and go shopping at The Fine Store. Enjoy!
Check out: www.haagsestrandhuisjes.nl