This morning I realized that I needed to double check that my transit card was actually working, so I decides to take a short trip to Den Haag and see if I could pick up some specialized food that the Asian market near where I live didn’t have.
This started at the train station:
And boarded the next train to Den Haag Centraal. The trip took about 15 minutes. Arriving in Den Haag, and remembering to actually check out before leaving the station, I walked into the city. There are these Huge signs now pointing the way, like this one.
At most major crossings, there were also smaller signposts like this one, useful if you are looking for something more specific.
So pretty much I ended up walking straight into the city center until I got to a plaza with a fountain.
This showed that I was pretty much in the center of the city, and only had a short way farther to get to Chinatown.
From the plaza, this area is just a little bit further, and you can tell that you’ve arrived by the red lanterns. This area is pretty small, so it is easy to explore. I found some good bakerys on this road as well as the store that I came here for, Oriental Market.
This store was much better laid out and had a larger selection than the one closer to where I lived. I was able to get some Japanese noodles which were not stocked, as well as some better tea.
I ran into some 5 inch steaming baskets though! I want to try them in a rice cooker to see if that would work to steam different foods.
At the end of it all, I was only in Den Haag for about an hour and a half, not long at all. I plan on going on a major hunt for a good rice cooker tomorrow, which will take me to Rotterdam and Den Haag.