After 71 years, the curtain finally falls for the famous Indian restaurant Garoeda in The Hague. The restaurant was declared bankrupt at the end of September, now it appears that a restart is no longer possible, the curator says. Corona was the final blow to the large restaurant, which had three floors. Normally many groups ate at Garoeda, but that was no longer possible in recent months.
The restaurant was founded in 1949, after the independence of Indonesia, when many Indisch Dutch came to The Hague. It was also loved by Prince Bernhard and many political leaders. Over the years, the restaurant on Kneuterdijk has often been politically adept.
For example, the restaurant played an important role in the last cabinet formation. The negotiators of ChristenUnie and D66, who are ideologically far apart on important themes, have overcome the last obstacles for the current cabinet while enjoying a rice table.
Waiter Buddy worked there for 25 years. Many guests came, including famous politicians, but now his Garuda is bankrupt: