Coffeehouses of The Hague

The Dutch City of Den Haag is known for its slick politicians, international court, multicultural districts and international expats. It hosts its very own cultural and social blend, in the heart of which stand the city's famous "Koffiehuisjes" (coffeehouses) — small, primitively built shops, mostly to be found on the side of pedestrian paths. Coffeehouses in The Hague have provided the city with a social meeting ground ever since they populated The Hague streets, bridging the gap between the city's polarising inhabitants. However, they have been slowly disappearing from the city's streets since the beginning of the century. In the end of the last century there were over fifty koffiehuisjes, in the meanwhile the number is halved. This is a crucial moment to record them and their visitors.

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