Discover & Experience The Hague
Some places always remain dear to one’s heart. The Hague can be said to be one such place. The city of peace and justice. The city of the cosmopolitan and the beach. From new styles to old masters. From shops to palaces. From exotic cuisines to Dutch fishing harbours. From international jurisdiction to street savvy. The Hague will captivate you with its modern skyline combined with beautiful historical and royal buildings in the city centre. Discover The Hague!
Your must-see list
- Peace Palace: feel the warmth of the peace flame
- Escher Museum: deceived by illusion
- Panorama Mesdag: a magical illusion
- Madurodam: the Netherlands in miniature
- Mauritshuis Museum: national treasures side by side
- Binnenhof: the political heart of the Netherlands
City by the sea
Like no other city in the Netherlands, The Hague offers a unique combination of city life and beach life. The city’s two seaside resorts – Scheveningen and Kijkduin – both boast lovely wide sandy beaches that attract locals and tourists alike. Getting to the historic city centre only takes you 10 to 15 minutes.
The Hague is a royal city with a high feel-good factor. After all, you might spontaneously encounter members of the Royal Family on the street or in one of ‘their’ stores. You’ll also stumble upon the House of Orange; the many historical monuments, the presence of residential and working palaces, royal thoroughfares and horse-drawn coaches.
Sights & museums
With the most historic sites per square meter in the Netherlands, The Hague oozes culture and history. Visit The Hague monuments such as the Binnenhof, Noordeinde Palace, and the Peace Palace. Discover the largest painting in the Netherlands: Panorama Mesdag. Admire the exquisite works of Rembrandt, Vermeer and Mondrian at the Mauritshuis and Gemeentemuseum.
Festivals and events
With events year round, The Hague is the festival city par excellence. Be surprised by concerts at special locations during Festival Classique. Visit Europe’s biggest free music festival Parkpop. Enjoy spectacular fireworks shows during the Fireworks Festival at Scheveningen beach.
The Hague city centre is perfect for a day of shopping. The shops in the car-free historical centre are open seven days a week. You will find well-known department stores like the Bijenkorf within walking distance of hip fashion boutiques and concept stores around the royal palaces. And those who continue towards the sea, will discover all kinds of neighbourhoods with more speciality stores. To facilitate this, you will find a convenient summary below of the nicest shopping streets in the Hague.
Restaurants and cafes
The Hague offers a rich diversity of culinary delicacies from every corner of the globe, as reflected in the many different restaurants, ranging from inviting eateries to Michelin-star restaurants. There really is something for everyone.