Discover Benelux, Issue 25, January 2016

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Discover Benelux | The Hague | Top Eat, Drink & Sleep Spots

Complementing each other on multiple levels, an alluring hotel, meeting space and float centre operate hand in hand to provide the highest-quality stay in The Hague.


Everything you need for the ultimate experience at The Hague is to be found at Hampshire Hotel Babylon, New Babylon Float Center and New Babylon Meeting Center. Forming a winning combination, the services provided are perfect for business as well as leisure purposes, and can be found at the heart of The Hague’s uptown district. Joining forces, the hotel, float centre and meeting centre offer multiple arrangements, allowing visitors to combine a work trip with ultimate relaxation and wellbeing. After all, when is a better time to do business then when you are fully recharged and able to perform at peak level?

A luxurious stay Since its foundation almost 40 years ago, the striking Hampshire Hotel Baby50 | Issue 25 | January 2016

lon is growing into a landmark of the royal and cosmopolitan city of The Hague. The homely, full-service hotel oozes quality: the personal service immediately makes you feel at ease and the 143 stylishly decorated standard, junior and superior rooms are equipped with all the comforts you need. The executive suite is a real eye catcher: “Equipped with a separate living and dining room and a Jacuzzi in the bathroom, it’s perfect for a luxurious business stay, yet it’s very suitable for a family of four as well,” says hotel manager Rob Hemmes. On top of that, the suites’ location on the eighth floor provides a magnificent view over the city: “When the sky is clear, you can even see the Pier of Scheveningen, an icon on the Dutch coast.” There is enough to see and do close by as well: the centre being only a few minutes away. Hemmes recommends taking a

stroll to the Binnenhof. “This is where the Dutch parliament holds office. The history of our democracy is almost tangible in this 13th century building.” Looking to escape the hustle and bustle instead? “The green oasis Haagse Bos, a century-old forest, is perfect to go for a relaxing stroll and is only a short walk away.” The cherry on top of a real experience in The Hague is local food. In the hotel’s bar and restaurant The Livingroom, a ‘Haagsch kakker’ (Hague preppy) is served at the breakfast buffet: a sweet currant bread filled with chocolate and marzipan. “And for lunch and dinner, head chef Jos van den Berg creates rich-tasting dishes with a creative twist, made from ingredients he gets from the market in town and the fish market in Scheveningen.” Don’t forget to try the complementary Haagse Hopjes: a traditional sweet coffee bonbon, loved all over the country.

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