Hofkwartier’s status of most ‘French-like’ part of The Hague, is proofed by the Marché Royal: In the narrow streets, lined with beautiful old houses, there are market stalls full of Mediterranean merchandise – from delicatessen to fashion and brocante – the cafes and restaurants will serve French culinary delicacies and drinks.
Shops and workshops offer French fashion and design. On various locations in the quarter French music, like Jazz and gipsy as well as chansons will be performed.
There are guided tours in the Clandestine Church and the Monastery of the brothers of St. Johns. The ‘Eglise Wallone’ in the Noordeinde, will hold open house.
If the weather allows; Jeu de Boules can be played in the Royal gardens.
The French ambassador, his excellence monsieur Philippe Lalliot together with Alderman Karsten Klein will carry out the festive opening.
The ‘Pièce of résistance’ is the show and the parade of French classic cars, from 1924. The owners will only be happy to tell you all about their treasures. In the auction house, Venduehuis, a heritage of Napoleons, will carry out pre-auction viewings with a “French touch’. The Alliance Française that teaches French to foreigners in its Hofkwartier location, will organise a book market and warrant the genuine French character of the event.
The opening at the Venduehuis is at 11.30.