Eating

The local cafe and restaurant scenes in Rotterdam, Den Haag and Leiden are booming, and quality levels are high – Rotterdam's cafes are excellent, and fine-dining options in Den Haag and Leiden are among the best in the country. Proximity to the coast means that fresh seafood is widely available, and the fact that the town of Gouda is located here makes cheese ever-present in the region's shops and on menus.