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Betjeman & Barton

Denneweg 25 c

2514 CC  Den Haag

Opening hours: Monday 12:00-18:00, Tuesday – Friday 10:00 to 18:00 hours, Saturday 10:00 to 17:00 hours,

Sunday 12:00 to 17:00 hours (not every Sunday)

Aert van der Goesstraat 1

2582 AH  Den Haag

Opening hours: Monday 12:00-17:00, Tuesday – Friday 10:00-18:00 hours, Saturday 10:00 to 17:00 hours

In 1919 Betjeman and Barton opened their English Tea House in Paris.  Now there are more than 20 Betjeman and Barton shops worldwide. In 1992 Marion van den Blik opened the first subsidiary in The Netherlands (on the Denneweg) and in 2011 she opened in the Aert van der Goesstraat.  When you decide to visit this shop take your time, they have more than 180 different kinds of handpicked tea,  black or green, classic or perfumed.  For every taste a different tea!

Also Betjeman and Barton sells attractive tea services by Emma Bridgewater, Bunzlau or Greengate or from Japan.  They also have a selection of good chocolates, biscuits and sweets from  MariĆ«nwaerdt, Cottage Delight, Granny’s, NewTree or Dolfin Chocolate.

Betjeman and Barton have now started tea workshops, where you can learn everything about tea and of course tasting it.  Minimum number of participants is 6, maximum is 12;  the workshop starts at 14:45 and ends at 16:30 hours, cost

€ 19,50.

Simon Levelt

Frederik Hendriklaan 178

2584 BK  Den Haag

Opening hours: Monday 12:00 – 18:00, Tuesday to Friday 9:30 – 18:00 hours, 

Saturday to 17:00 hours. 

Passage 24

2511 AD  Den Haag

Opening hours:  Monday 12:00 – 18:00, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9:30 to 18:00, Sunday 12:00 – 17:00 hours.


Good coffee and tea and friendly and knowledgeable service are one thing, but now many people find it important that the crops are cultivated by sustainable methods. Not only for the earth but also for those who work on the land; sustainable agriculture is the future. That typifies is the type of shops Simon Levelt is.

Koffiebranderij Boon

Prinsestraat 114

2513 CH Den Haag

Opening hours:Tuesday to Friday from 12:00 to 18:00 hours,

Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00 hours, Sunday from 13:00 to 17:00 hours


Quote from the website: "There is a huge Giesen W6 coffee roaster in the shop where Lianne freshly roasts her coffee every morning. It is done in small batches acoording to the slow roast method.”  Sounds good..


Frederikstraat 72

2514 LM  Den Haag


Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 17:00 hours;

Saturday from 11:00 to 16:00 hours

Alfredo Potjes,  the national Illy dealer has owned this shop for many years,  he sells espresso machines for beans, servings and capsules by Illy and he also has his own webshop.  He really does not need further introduction.

His shop is well worth a visit, a showroom with lots of different machines and they are very knowledgeable.  He also sells small spare parts and has a repair shop for the Quick Mill. He has a fantastic display of all the various Illy cups decorated and designed by famous artists. You can see all the various limited editions and also buy them.  If you do not live in The Hague have a look at their webshop.

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Lente Thee en Chocolade

Marcelisstraat 255B

2586 RV Den Haag


Opening hours: tuesday to friday van 9:00 to 17:30 uur , saturday 10.00 to 17.00 uur