Once in part a lively coffeehouse, Koffyhuys van Dalen, this charming hotel set in three 17th-century buildings is across the street from the Binnenhof and the Hofvijver pond outside the Parliament. Public rooms feature contemporary decor, with touches of handsome marble and mahogany in the lobby. The guest rooms, which come in different plush variations, such as traditional English style and East Indies colonial style, are done in soft pastel colors with graceful window drapes. Today, politicians, antiques dealers, and gourmets congregate here, as they have done for more than a century. The elegant Brasserie-Restaurant Corona is a favorite retreat for the good and the great in government circles. In balmy weather, part of the restaurant becomes a sidewalk terrace.
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- Recommended 2010