1. The Hague has a number of superb Indonesian restaurants, reflecting the culinary heritage of the Dutch East India Company. Pick of the bunch is 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 and multiple sauces.
2. Café Bloem is an attractive eetcafé (literally an eating café, serving light meals, tea, coffee and cakes) located across the Plein from the Binnenhof. It serves wholesome, homemade staples such as open sandwiches, soups, salads and cakes.
3. Pass through the ivy-covered door of Café de Oude Mol to discover a classic bruin café - a brown café, named after the dark wood panelling and caramel patina of the tobacco-stained walls and ceilings. Social hubs of Dutch society for centuries, these cosy cafés serve locally-brewed beers and gins as well as light bites.
4. With its high ceilings and modern warehouse-style décor, Brasserie Dudok could be in the heart of New York. Long favoured by local politicians and media types, this is modern urban dining at its best.
5. A vision of white, Strandclub Doen is easy to pick out from the beach bars lining the sands of Scheveningen. Palm trees stand over warming charcoal fires while live music, oversize sofas and loungers make it the perfect spot to watch the sunset over the North Sea.