1. There are a number of excellent Indonesian restaurants, which reflect the culinary heritage of the Dutch East India Company. The best being Garoeda, an elegant restaurant which has been serving the city's best rijsttafel since 1949. Literally rice table, rijsttafel is a selection of classic dishes served with rice & sauces.
2. Café Bloem, an attractive eetcafé (an eating café, serving light meals, tea, coffee & cakes) is located across the Plein from the Binnenhof. It serves wholesome, homemade staples such as open sandwiches, soups, salads & cakes.
3. Through the ivy-covered doorway of Café de Oude Mol & discover a classic bruin café (a brown café), named after the dark wood panelling & caramel patina of the tobacco-stained walls & ceilings. These cosy cafés were the social hubs of Dutch society for centuries, they serve locally-brewed beers & gins as well as light bites.
4. Brasserie Dudok could be in the heart of New York with its high ceilings & modern warehouse-style décor. A hotspot for local politicians & media types, this is modern urban dining at its best.
5. Strandclub Doen is easy to pick out from the rest of the beach bars lining the sands of Scheveningen. Palm trees stand over warming charcoal fires while live music, oversize sofas & lounge chairs make it the perfect spot to watch the sunset over the North Sea.