In The Hague there are over 30 bus and tramlines for your travel needs. Buy a "nationale strippenkaart" at a train station, tourist- and post-office, tobacco shop, or bookshop.
The "strippenkaart" gives you access to ALL Dutch buses and tramlines and costs 6.40 EURO for 15 "strips" (45 strippenkaart = 18.90 EURO). For students, people over 65 years old and children there is a reduced rate; 15 strippenkaart = 4.20 EURO.
Also possible to buy a strippenkaart in the bus/tramline (HTM): 2 strippenkaart -> 1.60 EURO, 3 strippenkaart -> 2.40 EURO
(on this strippenkaart children of 4 - 11 years and older people with 65-card can travel together at just one strippenkaart - prices with reserve)
When travelling with your strippenkaart, ask some info inside with the conductor (about the transport zones which cost one strip).
Like one zone travel in the city costs 2 strips, and two zones cost 3 strips etc.
It is possible to buy a "group return" for one day, get some info at HTM. Here you may get any information about the way you wanna go ... also about some night services at Friday and Saturday (all specified on the back of the card).
Be warned, taxis are expensive in the Netherlands. Just getting in a taxi already costs about 4.00 Euro (basic rate) plus each km travelled!
Taxis can be hailed in the street, or ordered by phone:
*ATC Taxi, 070 3178877
*HCT City Tax, 070 3830830
*HTMC, tel. 070 3907722
Tram- & Bus-lines: >>>
Tram-line 1: Delft-Den Haag CS-Madurodam-Scheveningen
Tram-line 8: Den Haag Vrederust-Station HS-Scheveningen
Tram-line 9: Den Haag Vrederust-Stations HS-CS-Scheveningen
Tram-line 11: Den Haag station HS-Scheveningen
Bus-line 14: Den Haag Berestein-Scheveningen
Bus-line 22: Leidschendam-stations Leidschendam-Voorburg Voorburg-Den Haag station CS-Scheveningen
Bus-line 23: Kijkduin-station Rijswijk-Voorburg-Laan van N.O.I-/Scheveningen
For Parking Cars See >>>
Palace promenade Scheveningen - Car Parking
The Hague has direct train connenctions to Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport, Utrecht and Rotterdam.
The Hague will be connected to the high speed train network to Antwerpen-Brussels-Paris.
The Hague has 2 big stations: Den Haag Centraal Station and Den Haag Holland Spoor (better known as CS and HS).
The Centraal station has the central bus station on the first floor and tram and light rail connections too.
The following local busses serve the The Hague Centraal Station:
18-Clingendael - Rijswijk de Schilp
The following Connexxion busses serve the The Hague Centraal Station:
39-Leiderdorp, Rijnland Ziekenhuis
42-Den Haag Rotonde Houtkade
380-Alphen a/d Rijn
381-Alphen a/d Rijn
383-Krimpen /d IJssel
The following local trams serve the The Hague Centraal Station:
3-Station Laan van NOI-Loosduinen
6-Leidschendam Noord-De uithof
The following local night busses serve the The Hague Centraal Station:
N1: Scheveningen - Centrum/Buitenhof
N2: Leidschendam/Leidschenveen (Dillenburgsingel) - Centrum/Buitenhof
N3: Ockenburgh/Loosduinen (Wijndaelerweg)- Centrum/Buitenhof
N4: Wateringen/Rijswijk (Plein) - Centrum/Buitenhof
N5: Ypenburg/Leidschendam (Damlaan) - Centrum/Buitenhof
N6: Zoetermeer (Hoflaan) - Centrum/Buitenhof
The following intercity Lightrail serve the The Hague Centraal Station:
3-Zoetermeer Centrum West
Remember to ask information at the local HTM shop which located just opposites Bijenkorf shopping centre.
There you can find or ask informations about how to travel with local bus and tram, as the strippen card that you bought is valid for both usage.
Do not forget that before you step into the Ranstad Rail tram, you have to stamp your strippen card first, as in this particular new tram, there is not any stamping machine available onboard. Currently there are 2 lines that use this new tram, Randstad Rail 3 and 4.
Where else, the old trams have onboard strippen card stamping machines available.
If you are a student or a pensioner, you can enjoy a special rates for the strippen card.
Bus and tram time-tables are available for free at the self help counter.
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.
With the dayticket you buy for 5.70 Euro you have unlimited access to the trams and buses in and around Den Haag. You can also go to the beach in Scheveningen with it. Ticket is valid 24 hours.
Trams go frequently, until late evening. At dark there are lots of security at the tram stations which make you feel safe but at the same time you wonder why they are there.
Getting around the Hague was very easy, the trams were very easy to use. We stopped off at the Visitor's Station and they gave sold us tickets to use and explain the usage. It interesting that its based on trust that you stamp the correct number of stamps.
The Hague has several railway stations which can be reached from several directions. Both Centraal Station (CS) and Hollandsch Spoor (HS) are close to the centre, although each is on a different side of it. Either station is at only a few minutes walking from the centre.
From Amsterdam ride a bus going to The Hague. The public transportation in Netherlands uses 'Nationale Strippenkaart'. Strippenkaarts (Strip Cards) are valid on all buses, trams and metro lines in the city and offer the most economical option for visitors. Strippenkaarts are sold at all rail stations, newspaper shops, post offices and all Albert Hein grocery stores. Tickets containing 2 and 3 strips are available from the driver, but it is much cheaper to buy a 15- or 45-strip card before you board a bus or tram. The 'Strippenkaart' is on sale at the The Hague and Scheveningen Tourist Information Offices, all post offices, most tobacconists and bookshops and at reception desks in a large number of hotels in The Hague. The 'Strippenkaart' is valid throughout the Netherlands, and includes travelling on regional busses and local trains. Tickets containing 2 and 3 strips are available from the driver, but it is much cheaper to buy a 15- or 45-strip card before you board a bus or tram. The 'Strippenkaart' is on sale at the The Hague and Scheveningen Tourist Information Offices, all post offices, most tobacconists and bookshops and at reception desks in a large number of hotels in The Hague. The 'Strippenkaart' is valid throughout the Netherlands, and includes travelling on regional busses and local trains.
Prices (in Euros)
2 strips (single journey, one zone) 1.60
3 strips (single journey, two zones) 2.40
8 strips (also valid as one-day ticket) 6.40
15 strips, full fare
(multiple journey, advance sale only) 6.50
15 strips, concessionary fare*
(multiple journey, advance sale only) 4.30
45 strips (multiple journey, advance sale only) 19.20
* Elderly over 65 and children under 12
To Use the Strip Card:
1. Check the map located at each stop or onboard to determine how many zones you require.
2. Validate the strippenkaart by stamping it in the yellow machines onboard or get a stamp from the driver. Validate according to the number of zones you will pass, plus one. For example, if you are traveling within one zone, validate two strips; If traveling across two zones, validate three units. Note: Multiple passengers can travel on a single strippenkaard as long as the proper number of strips is validated for each rider.
Ticket validity depends upon the number of strips used as follows:
Number of zones (strips cancelled) Validity
1-3 zones (2-4 strips) 1 hour
4-6 zones (5-7 strips) 1.5 hours
7-9 zones (8-10 strips) 2 hours
10-15 zones (11-16 strips) 3 hours
16 or more zones (17-20 strips) 3.5 hours
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