Discover Benelux, Issue 33, September 2016

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Westbroek Park

Close to the city centre The Hague proves that a scenic coastline and urban coolness are a perfect match. Visit one of the charming neighbourhoods surrounding the centre for some authentic shopping spots and peaceful parks or head off to Scheveningen and Kijkduin to take a stroll through the scenic dunes and take in that fresh sea-breeze. TEXT: CHARLOTTE VAN HEK | PHOTOS: DEN HAAG MARKETING & NBTC

DO NOT MISS: Food Truck Festival TREK – Held at the city park Westbroekpark, this open-air food festival is filled with food trucks, live music, and theatre. Admission is free. 8 September Festival Jazz in the Harbour – Set at the Netherlands’ most lively harbour, this live jazz music festival combines a perfect seaside view with jazz music and food trucks for some delicious bites. 16 – 17 September Open Ateliers Duinoord and surroundings – During Open Ateliers, 40 artists based in and around the neighbourhood of

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Duinoord will open up their studios to the public, allowing people to watch the artists working, join a workshop, or buy art. 17 – 18 September International Kite Festival Scheveningen – Dozens of kite enthusiasts from all around the globe come to Scheveningen for this event, making the most of the wind. 24 September Tourist Tram The Hague – Travelling in style! This historic tram dates back to the 1950s and runs every 30 minutes from The Hague’s city centre to Scheveningen beach, passing many tourist attractions on its way.