19 Mar '11, 10am

Special feature: Haagsche Suites, The Hague, Netherlands

We returned from a thoroughly enjoyable trip to The Hague in the Netherlands yesterday, having stayed at Haagsche Suites which is superbly located midway between the centre and the impressive Scheveningen beaches and harbour. Originally built in 1890, the now owners Guido and Irene van den Elshout bought the property in the 1990s and spent two and a half years converting it into three fabulous suites, each with their own character and each forming one floor of the building (75 square metres in size). Guido and Irene live next door so have been able to convert both gardens into one with stunning effect thanks to the design expertise and minimalism of Dick Beijer . A series of square, slate-edged pools separated by gravel pathways are flanked by beech hedges, and a variety of flowers, especially roses (owing to a personal hobby of Guido’s) can be found at the far end. Moving...

Full article: http://www.aluxurytravelblog.com/2006/08/02/special-featu...

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