The History of The Hague Day 2013
The long awaited Spring has finally arrived and there are tonnes of great activities lining up in our beautiful city of The Hague, Netherlands. The most recent fair was the History of The Hague Day which was held last Saturday, the 6-Apr at the Plein. This is the day to commemorate the illustrious history of The Hague city.
The Plein was transformed into 18th century fun-fair with signature red-and-white canopies. There were mobile carts showing black and white documentary video clips, exhibition stands on traditional musical instruments and traditional games and food stall selling the famous Dutch snacks - poffertjes also known as mini Dutch pancakes.
Classics such as Merry-go-round, Ferris wheel and spinning swings had indeed amplified the 18th century fun-fair mood to those who visited the Plein. Many things have undoubtedly changed from the early days of the Hague, but I am very sure one great thing remain unchanged - the happy smiles displayed on the children's faces while waiting for their ride on the spinning swings.
Cobbled-stone walkway, red-and-white canopies, crews dressed in traditional costume and armed with antique camera, I almost forgot that I am actually in the millennium year of 2013.