If you think that you might be using trams and busses more than 3 times in Den Haag, you can save yourself money by buying a 'strippenkaart.' These are available at train stations, tourist office, news-agents, tobacconists and some other shops. They cost ý5,90 and are valid for 7,5 journeys if you're just travelling short distances in The Hague. There are usually no conductors on trams in The Hague, so you have to stamp your strippenkaart in the machines on the tram.
If you're travelling by bus, the driver will stamp your ticket for you. Every time you stamp your strippenkaart it is valid for use on any bus or tram in that zone for 1 - 11/2 hours.
Trains between The Hague and Amsterdam, Schiphol or Utrecht run often and until about midnight. There is also a nighttrain connecting the big cities that goes once an hour.
The center can easily be explored by foot. For further distances, trams and buses are good in The Hague.
The Hague has two main train stations Centraal (CS) and Holland Spoor (HS).
From here trains connect to almost anywhere in europe.
The tram system is very widespread and punctual in The Hague. It's the best way to get around.
I took the train to Den Haag Centraal and it was not fun! I started out in Hoofddorp at 9am and didn't arrive in the Hague until almost 12 noon because of problems with the trains that day. There were a couple of accidents and some lines were down on the tracks causing chaos and frustrated commuters everywhere. Needless to say I ended up with less hours than I had planned to spend in the city.
I walked everywhere. A lot of the major sights are very close to each other so this was the cheapest way to see the city ;)
I travelled to The Hague by train from Amsterdam Centraal Station. The trains are frequent having a direct service to CS Station evey 30 minutes. The trains are are also quite comfertable too :-)
While in The Hague I just used my legs to walk about. There is a tram system but it is a lot more fun just to walk about and discover everything.
One of the best and comfortable ways to visit The Hague is by train. The Hague has two importan traint station. The Hague Central and The Hague Hollands Spoor.
Den Haag is about 45 minutes from Amsterdam by train. There are frequent trains to and from Amsterdam, as well as to many other Dutch towns.