THE NETHERLANDS – This is an evening walk in stormy weather in Den Haag (The Hague). I walked along the Soestdijksekade to the Zuiderpark, a part through the Zuiderpark and back via the Soestdijksekade.
On the occasion someone asks what it looks like where i come from, this post may serve as a good solution. I started this walk in the area where I grew up. The Zuiderpark is a bit like the central park of the city of The Hague, I use to go here a lot as a kid
Now that I have been living in the city of The Hague for the past 2 years again, I really enjoy walking through the city and admiring the city as a child with the eyes of an adult. I look up things about names of canals and buildings, and suddenly I am interested in the history of the city.
I remember the stories my dad used to tell me and what I used to think when he kept on telling me more and more… Dad, how do you know all that? Slowly I know more and more, and I wonder maybe one day even more than my father…
The Soestdijksekade is adjacent to the Zuiderpark, and the water that flows along the quay is called the Laakkanaal. The Laakkanaal is a canal was once dug to ship fruit grown in the Westland region to the Laakhaven (port).