The Hague Travel Guide

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The Hague Things to Do

  • Madurodam, Miniature City

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I have seen Madurodam many times, as I have worked here. A few years ago Madurodam was renewed completely and because of that, lost a lot of its houses and miniature houses it was known for. Since they have renewed Madurodam, it has gotten less interesting for the majority of people. Boys between 7 and 12 to me, looks like their new aim. I would...

  • Royal The Hague

    Formerly known as the Old Court, the building became the Northend Palace in 1591 and is the official work and reception palace for Queen Beatrix. The Paleistuin (Palace Gardens) on the other side of the palace are open to the public and accessible via Prinsessewal. The statue (1845) is of Prince William of Orange on a horse.

  • Scheveningen / Kijkduin beach

    Scheveningen is part of the Hague having golden sand, many pubs and restaurants, an aquarium (Sea Life) and a modern lighthouse. The water, no surprise, is not really good for swimming but it can reach an "acceptable" temperature in the summer. However it's perfect for sunbathing on the rare sunny days.


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The Hague Restaurants

  • Excellent Kenyan Food in The Hague

    Went to try out this restaurant recently, because my friend and I wanted to try African food. Search on TripAdvisor and this restaurant came to be one of the best. I was quite skeptical about the place at first because I've had unpleasant past experience with African restaurants. However, 3stones Restaurant changed my mind immediately. The food...

  • Will add to my favorite Japanese place

    I've been in The Hague for over 2 years & I didn't know about this Japanese restaurant until a friend suggested to meet here. He said that this restaurant is authentically Japanese as possible - he's been to Japan for few weeks recently. Anyway I was impressed with the good selection in the menu. I especially like the Bento sets, sushi starters &...

  • Enjoyable Dinner in The Passage Shopping...

    Very nice little restaurant in The Passage, a covered shopping street/mall with specialist shops and boutiques. I went there for dinner with Groupon voucher for 3-course meal. I ordered the asparagus cream soup, Mexican beef burger and creme brulee dessert. The soup was too creamy for me, but the beef burger and dessert were great. Tasted delicious...


The Hague Nightlife

  • Festivals and such

    The Club La Luna was the newest hot place to ... drink ... dance ... and after ... Limo Service - VIP Guest List In Summer Terrace Service At Day-time from 10.00 - 20.00 YOU'LL LOVE IT ... Unfortunately LA LUNA closed its doors! And will be opened at another place ... You will be informed, thanks for visit See for yourself the pics (see link),...

  • Great English Pub

    The Fiddler is an English Pub situated in The Hague's city center. With a wide variety of beers, a pool table and a great atmosphere, this pub I find one of the nicest places to have a drink with friends and watch a game of rugby or soccer. Opening times: Monday: 17:00 - 01:00 Tuesday: 12:00 - 01:00 Wednesday: 12:00 - 01:00 Thursday: 12:00 - 02:00...

  • The Hague's Oldest Pub

    The Oldest pub in Den Haag so a must see. De Prins is a really laid back pub serving all kinds of drinks and food. This is one of the places I alwasy go to when I have a night out as it is one of the places that stays open the longest (after De Prins, you go to De Paap a few minutes down the road. Here you can stay even longer).


The Hague Transportation

  • Public transport

    The Hague has direct train connections to Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport, Utrecht and Rotterdam. The Hague will be connected to the high speed train network to Antwerp-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...

  • General transport info

    Are you nervous about taking your baby or child on a plane trip? You aren't alone, most parents are nervous about it. We have moved with Iris and Sam Tarragona Corfu by plane this holiday and drove some distances by car on the island itself and we learned a few things that hopefully will help you. General: Bring books, old favorite toys and new...

  • Bicycles

    The Hague Hello!! I travelled a bit through europe and got to the Hague. At the tourist information they told me about bicycle rent right in the city center, just across the Queens palace! They have the best bikes you've ever seen, the real classic Dutch bikes, the guy who works there told me it's called the "Halleluja"or something. The bikes...


The Hague Shopping

  • The best pastry in Holland

    A cute little shop where they actually still bake fresh pastry in front of you and the staff is really friendly! It's one of the very few bakeries that I encountered in Holland that bake from scratch and not just bake-off. Cupcakes & macarons, also try the red velvet cheese cake around 3,- per cupcake

  • Central Shopping District

    The central shopping area in The Hague is the largest downtown shopping area in The Netherlands with over 250 stores - department stores, international brands, and locally owned vendors interspersed with restaurants and several theaters. The district attracts over 60000 visitors a week to pedestrianized streets and several covered arcades. As...

  • The Positively Palatial Passage

    De Passage in Den Haag is the Netherlands oldest shopping mall and is listed as a UNESCO monument. It was a built in the city centre as a covered shopping street in 1885, connecting the Buitenhof and Spuistraat with a further arm added in 1929 to the Hofweg. The grandiose 4 storey construction was intended to house the most exclusive shops in the...


The Hague Local Customs

  • Finding Your Way Around

    Central Den Haag is very walkable with most of its streets pedestrianised. Although I tend to do my exploring in a very random manner, usually staggering from bar to bar, I did notice that everything of interest is well-signposted and there are easy-to-read street maps liberally-distributed at strategic locations. For those with specific interests...

  • Creating A Pedestrian-friendly City

    One thing that really impressed me about Den Haag is how pedestrian-friendly the centre is. In fact flicking through my pics I can only find one which actually has a car in it, the official-looking one in the photo from the Binnenhof (#2 below).There are, of course, plenty of bicycles and the odd scooter but even these seemed far less intrusive...

  • Left Luggage at Centraal Station

    If, like myself, you're just popping into Den Haag for the day and you need somewhere to leave your luggage then the lockers at Centraal Station are ideal. These are located on platform 1 and are very easy to use. They come in two sizes, small and large, and the small ones are more than adequate for pretty much anything you can carry.To use them...


The Hague Warnings and Dangers

  • The Local Women Are Revolting!

    OK This is just an excuse to use this pic of these three, rather attractive, women.In the main square, during my visit, there was a demonstration about women's rights in some Middle-Eastern country, I forget which. Den Haag, being home to the UN's International Court of Justice, and with over 80 International organisations working in the field, is...

  • Reading a map!

    Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do differently?The general statement that men and women respond and behave differently under the same circumstances is true; For example, from the crib, male babies...

  • Warning Sign

    These signs "welcome" you to in the inner city of The Hague.In short there are warnings for:-pickpockets (keep your purse closed)-urinating on the streets (forbidden)-surveillance camera's (act normal)-litter (throw your garbage in the garbage cans)-dog s.h.i.t (dog should be lead and no s.h.i.t on the walkways)-bicycle parking (only at dedicated...


The Hague Tourist Traps

  • Paleis Noordeinde – Palace Garden.

    During another visit to The Hague I visited the gardens on the opposite side of Paleis Noordeinde. It’s funny to witness that a lot of people do visit the palace and take a lot of pictures of the front façade. But most of them do forget to visit the Paleistuin (Palace Garden), which are accessible to the public for walking. Within this scope it’s...

  • Paleis Noordeinde – A medieval...

    Like all palaces it has quite a history, which always interests me. Reading the guidebook of The Hague learned me that Paleis Noordeinde originally started out as a medieval farmhouse, which was converted into a spacious residence by the steward of the States of Holland, Willem van de Goudt in 1533. The original farmhouse's cellars still can be...

  • Paleis Noordeinde – 1 of the 3 official...

    To me this location is just what The Hague stands for. Walking around in the city center and all of a sudden you end up facing a real Dutch royal palace! Paleis (Palace) Noordeinde is one of the three official palaces of the Dutch royal family. It’s located in center of The Hague in between the Peace Palace Library and the Binnenhof. It has been...


The Hague What to Pack

  • Travel light!

    * Map and guidebook;* Crackers;* 2 Liter of water;* Fruit / power bars. * Hiking boots;* 1 extra t-shirt;* Shorts with many pockets;* Sunglasses;* Fleece type jacket;* Hat / cap;* Raincoat. * Lip balm;* (Neck) sunblock;* Band-aids. * Camera and lots of films!* Filter;* Extra batteries;* Lens 210 mm. * Binocular;* Compass.

  • Take The Hague By Surprise

    Depending on your own taste a small, city backpack ...Recommended is a cooler bag for drinks (going to the parks, dunes and beach) Coastal The Hague has a moderate coastal climate with some cool summers and mild winters. Ofcourse the modern times brought some changes. February, March, April and May may be the driest months. June and October are...

  • It rains a lot in the winter time and...

    Water repellant bags and luggages. Warm clothing, comfortable shoes, Parka jackets, umbrellas, moisturizers for face,lips and hands,hats, scarf. Lots of facial tissues, moisturizers. whatever you have.In case you have digital cameras lots of memory cards. Converter in case you need to recharge your batteries. Good lungs, since most of the...


The Hague Off The Beaten Path

  • Surrounding places and cities

    The Hague is one of the "randsteden" (the rim-shaped agglomeration of cities in the westerly part of the Netherlands). Some think of an over-crowded industrial area where it has been clipped its wings of nature. Well, not a word of truth in it! You can make some great cycle-trips, and The Hague has special rules to please its cycle-friends. And...

  • Scheveningen\Kijkduin

    One can walk to Scheveningen, bout a half an hour walk. One then passes through the Scheveningse Bosjes, a parc like area. There also runs a tram and if you aren t into walking you can take tram 10, 17 or 1.

  • City landmarks

    Having just gotten off the train at Centraal, and left my bag in the left-luggage lockers there, I was pleasantly surprised to be greeted by the twin parks of Koekamp and Malieveld as I exited the station. Out of the corner of my eye I noticed this intriguing Art-Deco building at the far corner and so wandered in that direction to find out what it...


The Hague Sports & Outdoors

  • Hiking - Take a few short-cuts!

    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...

  • Hiking - Game plan strategy.

    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...

  • Hiking - Take time to meander.

    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...


The Hague Favorites

  • Scheveningen/Kijkduin beaches

    Scheveningen is a modern seaside resort with a long sandy beach, an esplanade, a pier, and a lighthouse. A nudist section is 1 km to the north. The harbor is used both for fishing and tourism. The long sandy beach is also popular for watersports like windsurfing and kiteboarding The earliest reference to the name 'Sceveninghe' goes back to...

  • Binnenhof

    Het Kabinet der Koningin [The Queen's Office support to the Queen in the performance of her constitutional duties and acts as a link between the Queen and her ministers. Its functions are laid down in the Royal Decree of 16 December 2003. The Prime Minister has ministerial responsibility for the Office. The historic building that houses the...

  • General tourist information

    See the Castalia, better known as the "Two Brests Of Lady Hague", the Atrium and the Hoftoren, photographed here from centre of The Hague. I just had to wait for the traffic light, and got struck by the beauty of the best-known buildings of The Hague against the blue sky during sunset . So I had to jump out of the car, take the photograph, jump in...


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