Wednesday, 20 January 2010

A Daybreak in Den Haag

Hoje estive em Haia. É a única cidade neerlandesa que me faz lembrar Lisboa, pelos lindos edifícios do século XIX, pelos exemplares de Arte Nova (lembro-me logo das nossas Avenidas Novas), pelos eléctricos, pelas avenidas largas...

Hoje fui a muitos locais, o que sempre acontece quando vou a Haia...
Ficam alguns registos desta cidade que gosto muito...

De Passage

From Haia

From Haia

" De Passage was built between 1882 and 1885. The three covered streets Spuistraat, Buitenhof and Hofweg converge in a rotunda with a skylight, a mix of neo-Renaissance and expressionist styles. " (


onde está o quadro Rapariga com Brinco de Pérola...e que hoje, vi pela primeira vez, sem estar à espera. Um quadro que sempre desejei ver. Vermeer é um dos meus pintores preferidos e fiquei-me por ali, a admirar a obra, e depois a Vista de Delft, que tambem adoro. :-)

From Haia

"The Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis (English: "Maurice House") is an art museum in The Hague, the Netherlands. Previously the residence of count John Maurice of Nassau, it now has a large art collection, including paintings by Dutch painters such as Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Jan Steen, Paulus Potter and Frans Hals and works of the German painter Hans Holbein the Younger."

(From Wikipedia)

Este museu, cuja atmosfera me lembra o nosso Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, fica ao pé do Binnenhof.

From Haia

"The Binnenhof (Dutch, literally "inner court"), is a complex of buildings in The Hague. It has been the location of meetings of the Staten-Generaal, the Dutch parliament, since 1446, and has been the centre of Dutch politics for many centuries."

(From Wikipedia)

Haia, a cidade onde a Coroa está sempre muito presente...;)

From Haia

From Haia

The Prison Gate

A coroa é diferente porque e uma coroa condal. É a coroa do Conde da Holanda, a cuja figura o edifício esta associado.

"Early 15th century the Prison Gate, the main gate to the Binnenhof, is used as a prison by the Count of Holland. A century later the Court of Holland extends the gate with a court for criminal law. Since then suspects were not only detained in the Prison Gate awaiting their trial, but were tried there as well. Only as late as the 19th century the last prisoner was released and the Prison Gate became a museum."


"The Hague is the seat of government, but not the capital of the Netherlands, a role set aside by the Dutch constitution for Amsterdam.
The Hague is the home of the States-General of the Netherlands. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands lives and works in The Hague. All foreign embassies and government ministries are located in the city, as well as the Hoge Raad der Nederlanden (Supreme Court), the Raad van State (Council of State) and many lobbying organisations.
The Hague is also the de facto judicial capital of the United Nations, being the location of its primary judicial institutions."

(From Wikipedia)


Hoje o dia foi particularmente bonito e positivo :-) um conjunto de pequenas coisas, aqui e ali...I bought a ticket to the world..., como diriam os Spandau Ballet, em True...

(Já vos tinha dito que gosto muito de ouvir Spandau Ballet e Lisa Ekdahl quando viajo de comboio? Não tinha dito, pois não? :-)

Lisa Ekdahl, Daybreak

Boa Semana! :-)


Aledys Ver said...

Den Haag is one of my favourite cities in The Netherlands, I always love spending a day there. I like De Passage, especially because there's a Selexyz bookshop there where I can browse through English, Spanish, Italian books! :o)
The Mauritshuis is just great, and my favourite painting ever, I think, is The Girl with a Pearl Earring too.
Have you been to the Gemeentemuseum and the Statenkwartier?
Very nice photos, Sandra!! And I'm enjoying the music while I write this ;)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Sandra, what a great tour of what is becoming my favorite place to dream about to visit. The lovely architecture just speaks of an interesting culture that has influenced American art and so many other domains!! Merci mon amie! Anita

Presépio no Canal said...

Not yet, Aledys.

Yesterday, I went to Mauritshuis only to get my museum card I will write about it soon.
Now, it will be easier and cheaper visit more museums.Because it was almost the end of the day, I was not expecting to see the painting. But with a free entrance and not so many people, I just climb the stairs to see it ;)

We have Selexyz in Almere :)
I was in Passage to go to Yves Rocher. I needed some cremes to this cold brbrbr
I know there is a Yves Rocher in Amsterdam, but I had to go to Den Haag for other reasons...

But soon, we will go there again ;)

Beijinhos :)

Orangesplaash said...

I was there in Den hague last week end. Its indeed an interesting city, quite on the surface but a lot of things going on deep within..Have been to the American Book center there and quite liked it..has a good collection of best seller english books.
And Sandra, seeing the portuguese on your blog, I feel like learning it right away..alas, have to catch up on my Dutch first !!

Margarida Elias said...

Olá! Tenho andado à volta de Den Hague (pela internet) porque o meu trabalho me tem levado até aí. Descobri uma escola de pintura do século XIX com artistas muito interessantes. Sou de facto uma fã da arte neerlandesa.
Tenho andado a usar produtos da Yves Rocher porque há uma senhora que os vende aqui ao pé de minha casa. Alguma coisa que recomende?
Bons passeios!

Aledys Ver said...

Oh, in the Gemeente Museum they have right now and until 24 Jan., a comparative or sth like that of Cezanne & Mondriaan.
You're lucky you have a Selexyz in Almere! We don't here in Zwolle so whenever I want to read in Spanish or Italian, I have to order online.

Presépio no Canal said...


you have another reason to come to Almere (the main is me ahaha). Our Selexyz was the bookstore of the year 2009 or memory, well...see the post that I have doen about it... Selexyzit is in the Center of Almere ( by Rem Koolhaas) and we can have a coffe in the theatre nearby the lake ;)
So, think about it ;) beijinhos


I just love my language and is is good to see that you are enjoying too :)
As you, I am trying to learn dutch :)
You have my email. Anything, just say it, ok? :) beijinhos


O meu problema e o frio. A minha pele e muita sensivel. Comprei o creme para as maos especifico para o frio (varias embalagens) e o balsamo, que nao dispenso. E gel do banho, so uso os deles, sobretudo o de verveine...tambem nao dispenso o ADN para o rosto..noto que a minha pele envelheceu muito desde que vim para ca...ja vi que tenho de ter muito cuidado...beijinhos

Presépio no Canal said...


se precisares de alguma coisa daqui, dos museus ou assim, e so dizer, ok?

Vagamundos said...

É de facto uma cidade que merece visita!

Aledys Ver said...

I'll do that! Definitely - we'll see when. ;)

Eu... said...

Como estás?!
Passei para te agradecer as tuas palavras e dar-te um grande beijinho!