Lof der Zotheid: "'The living room of Benoordenhout'" The Hague Restaurant Tip by dutchboycalledjan

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Lof der Zotheid (the title of Erasmus most famous book, Laus Stultitiae) is a local restaurant that is knick named the living room of Benoordenhout. It is actually build in what seems to have been a normal house. Fromsome of the seats you can look into the kitchen. The kitchen is a kind of fusion: special dishes with an international orientation. The menu changes four times a year and almost every dish is 'a hit'. Only locals come and eat here, so there is a mix of families with children, ex pats, singles, elderly, dinky's and sporting teams (they have a seperate room). It is not the cheapest place in town. They have also a large bar and the people are very friendly, so you can have a pleasant wait when you're dining partnet is stock in the traffic. Parking is free after 18.00h but sometimes you have to search for a free space.

Favorite Dish: There tuna is very good, but also the spare ribs or the salmon.

Address: Breitnerlaan 84
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Busline 18, 13 (and 5) stop Wassenaarseweg. Car: Benoordenhout: N44 direction of Wassenaar, at Nirwana (can't miss large white famous building) left, left and right.
Phone: (070) 324 17 82
Price: US$21-30
Rating: 4
Theme: Eclectic/International

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 19, 2005
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