The Hague Sports & Outdoors

  • Can't miss the Hofvijver during your hike.
    Can't miss the Hofvijver during your...
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    Do look up as well ...
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  • Statue in front of Noordeinde Palace.
    Statue in front of Noordeinde Palace.
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    Hiking - Take a few short-cuts!

    by Jerelis Written Mar 29, 2012
    Entrance of China Twon The Hague.
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    But don’t sweat it … the Hague also has many hundreds of years of history; and nowhere is this more evident than at the city center and its alleys and narrow streets. The compact town of The Hague is easy to get around, and the ideal place to explore on foot. The Hague is The Netherlands, and yet it is a culture unto itself. The area of The Hague shows signs of a dwelling ever since the 3500 B.C., in 1997 archaeologists found a burial site here. The official name The Hague is first documented in a deed from the 17th century. Its beautiful legacy of monuments can be admired in the streets to this day. Time to explore it!

    We can honestly state that the best way to explore The Hague is by foot and the second best way is also by foot! Besides giving you the opportunity to roam the narrow streets and the cozy squares, it is the quickest way too. If you really want to, you can cross the city in approximately 45 minutes. Remember that sometimes it might be quicker (and nicer!) to take a few short-cuts into picturesque alleys and see some amazing arcades, instead of following the masses of tourists. Maybe this is easy for us to say as we stayed for a longer period of time and not like most of the tourists only for one day. But even when your stay is rather short, do try to get away from the crowds and just have a 'look around'. The city center of The Hague is simply a perfect place to walk for a few hours and pretending to know where you are.

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    Hiking - Game plan strategy.

    by Jerelis Written Mar 29, 2012
    Amazing statue at Plein 1813.
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    Most people try to rush The Hague on a budget so they end up missing some of the highlights in a whirlwind. The key to seeing The Hague properly is a game plan, you must know what you want to see before getting out. Before we visited The Hague we saw on a city map that the huge city of The Hague is divided into four main areas to visit:
    * Westeinde and Hofkwartier;
    * Winkelkern, Oude Centrum and China Town;
    * Historische kern and Nieuwe Kern;
    * Beach area of Scheveningen.

    When we first visited The Hague we decided to visit the area in and around China Town with its alleys and winding streets and we walked our way through the more residential area in the Westeinde and Hofkwartier area. The second day of our visit we visited the city and we hiked our way through all remaining areas like the historische kern and the beach area of Scheveningen.

    Our hikes were beautiful in the old town, where the village is one huge ancient site in which we could walk for quite some time. It was quite strenuous sometimes, but definitely worth while! While most tour guides don't recommend getting lost in the alley´s, this part of The Hague is the place to get hopelessly lost for some time. We wondered off through mysterious and steep alleyways leading us away from the crowds. We ended up at the Palace Noordeinde gardens, Plein 1813 (old central square in a beautiful park), mazes of backstreets and deserted gardens. The real The Hague?

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    Hiking - Take time to meander.

    by Jerelis Written Mar 29, 2012
    Can't miss the Hofvijver during your hike.
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    Take time to meander - losing yourself in the maze of alleys, streets and lanes is one of the Hague's principal pleasures. The streets wind and wander with no discernible order or object. After our stroll we rewarded ourselves with a cool glass of beer or wine for our effort! We learned that you won´t do justice to the entire city of The Hague whenever you won´t visit other parts than just the main sights. So ... do meander, because the cluster of sights around the Hofvijver and Noordeinde Palace (main sights) are truly beautiful, but the more secret pleasures of the hushed backstreets are just entrancing.

    When strolling through the heart of the city, one can literally sense its history. The lanes of the old town, which lies directly at the foot of the Noordeinde Palace, communicate the feeling of past ages. Splendid town residences and chapter houses are worthy of closer scrutiny, as are some of the inner courtyards hidden discretely behind arched gates. Moreover, the many spacious squares with their lively hustle and bustle are never far away. All this may seem very though as finding your way in the Hague might be difficult, but in really distances are short and the signs will help you in getting around. Enjoy!

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    Get A Fish!

    by RoyJava Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    If you do like fishing, Scheveningen is the place to be. The North Sea still is great for sport fishing, like in summer fishing for mackerel with Rederij Vrolijk (see link). In winter time you can fish for whiting, cod- and dab-fish. Special fun is fishing close to ship-wrecks when captains drift over the place ...

    When you want to take your family there are boat trips for the whole family along the coast, and some very special ones to watch the fire-works at Scheveningen. Great fun for sure!

    Equipment: The fishing boats do have all needs and materials uoou may rent, or buy. Ofcourse the sport fishing along the beach is very popular, so bring your own gear like fishing-rod, lead, under-cords, baits ... donot forget the high boots ;o)

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    Fitness With Ceasar's Sport Health Club

    by RoyJava Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Health and fitness is all about balance. Balance in your workouts. Balance in your diet. Balance in your life. Balance on your holiday? Well, for the sporting dudes and ladies among us, who usually get the wrong track in the big city to sport. You can work-out and keep your body in shape just close to the center. It is a great place and cool down your spirit in the big swimming-pool. Get a rest in the sauna, and proceed on your way ... have fun!

    monday-thursday > 09.00 - 22.30
    friday > 09.00 - 21.00
    saturday-sunday > 09.00 - 15.00

    Equipment: The equipment is a good one, a welcoming big swimming-pool, cardio fitness, steps, body attack, body balance, bodypump, spinning and even power yoga, and there is a creche/day-nursery form 09.00 - 12.00 o 'clock

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    SATRIA NUSANTARA

    by RoyJava Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Satria Nusantara (SN) is an active, modern and still developing sport. It combines physical aspects with mental training. In 1989 SN started in Delft, The Netherlands. It has now grown to a club with four branches in Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam and Zoetermeer. The Dutch organization will be the center for spreading the sport over Europe. As initiative from the Dutch organization a brach has been established in Prague, Czecho and, also in Spain a branch has been established by the Indonesian community..

    Equipment: For about 9 years I practise Satria Nusantara, the Javanese health-sport by exercises, breath-lessons and intense concentration. Because of my back doesnot function anymore as wished (my job as make-up artist longed for always same postions). The Satria Nusantara sport made me calm-down, down-to-earth and balanced the breathing. Whenever in The Hague you could watch Satria Nusantara and, when summer at the Southerly beach of Scheveningen, ZUIDERSTRAND... see info Website. Great experience!!!

    Satria Nusantara At Pelabuhan Ratu

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    CLIMBING AN ICE WALL!!

    by 20011019 Written May 15, 2007

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    This is an opportunity to climb an ice wall if you're not an experienced climber. This wall is unique in the world and is made from real ice! It is the first indoor frozen waterfall in the world!
    The costs: € 17.95 and this includes everything: an instructor and
    - a belt
    - special shoes
    - pins

    The wall is 12m. high and the temperature is in between -5 and -15 C the whole year. There is a special securitysystem that makes it impossible to fall hard, this makes it possible to climb the wall without experience.
    If you have experience you can go sportclimbing for € 15.95

    Open:
    Mo t/m Friday 10.00 -17.30 uur
    Thursday 10.00 - 20.30 uur
    Sat: 9.30 - 16.30 uu

    Equipment: Some warm clothes, the rest is included.

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    City Pier-City Run Marathon

    by RoyJava Updated Jan 1, 2007

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    The City-Pier-City Loop/Run is an international half-marathon (10 kilometers) that takes place annually in the Hague, with around 16.000 participants (and even more) every year.

    This year the sporthappening was on Saturday 19 March 2005, and next year will be at 25 March. Enjoy this City-Pier-City Run from the The Hague's centre to Scheveningen or run with them over the boulevard and the beach ...

    No, I didn't participate,... just got the items collector great City-Pier-City Run T-shirt ;o)))

    Equipment: Don't think too easy about this marathon and, a good warming-up is needed, watch your food, clothes and running-shoos.

    For more information: >>>
    Fortis City-Pier-City Run
    P.O. Box 7071
    2701 AB ZOETERMEER - The Netherlands

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    Surfing - Kiteboard Surf

    by RoyJava Updated Jul 14, 2005

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    The Dutch coastline is well-known for stretching out from South-west to the North-east. Windy weather is essential and get the offshore winds for surf, they are the best ...

    When onshore combined with offshore it is rare and will not last for a long time, take a break that day at Scheveningen, the harbour and beach resort of Den Haag/The Hague.

    Equipment: Kite boarding Equipment, and take care for the half-hidden artifcial piers (breakwaters), currents & rocks.

    At Den Haag just follow directions Scheveningen harbour and boulevard or take the tram. Spot is close to the Northern harbour pier at the boulevard. This part of the beach is dedicated as "sports-beach". Look for De Waterreus Beach-spot where you can have a nice drink and food. Check the tide!

    Weather-ceck: Web-Cam >>> -> weather
    Extra: in summer: pay parking at the boulevard, watch it!!!

    Scheveningen North: >>>
    Scheveningen (car or tram), left side of the harbour entrance.

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    The Hague by bike

    by Nathalie_B Written Mar 20, 2004

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    In The Hague, like in every other city in Holland, you can rent a bike. It doesn't cost that much, it's fun, you could go to Scheveningen or Kijkduin and other nearby areas, and it's typical Dutch thing to do. One of the places where you could rent a bike is located in The Hague's Central Station at the parking garage. It costs 5.40 Euro per day or 27 Euro per 5 days.

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    Make it a sport!

    by nighthawk Written Jan 5, 2004

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    Statue William III

    Haha, ah well, not a very usual tip here...look up and look from another angle than usual at statues, buildings, whatever :-)
    Can give you nice unexpected weird photographs ... like this one ... the behind of the horse of the statue standing in front of the palace Noordeinde..

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