Inside the Royal Palace of Brussels

Each year, except in 2020 due to COVID-19, the Royal Palace of Brussels opens its doors to the general public, as Buckingham Palace in London does. For a few weeks after Belgium‘s National Holiday (Nationale Feestdag, Fête Nationale) on the 21st of July, you can visit the ‘office palace’ of the King of the Belgians. 

Panorama Mesdag, The Hague

In July, Steve and I stayed a weekend in The Hague in the Netherlands. One of our activities was Panorama Mesdag.

Hotel Des Indes in The Hague

Steve and I planned to go away for my birthday in June. Quod non. But we had a nice weekend in The Hague and Scheveningen in the Netherlands early in July. We stayed at the Hotel Des Indes at the Lange Voorhout.

A quick exploration of The Hague

The Hague is the political capital of the Kingdom of The Netherlands. It houses the Binnenhof parliament complex, ministries, the royal office building Noordeinde Palace and the Council of State.