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.

Oranjezaal at Huis ten Bosch Palace

Orange Hall at royal palace temporarily opened to the public


Admire the fairytale-like splendour of our parliament square

Peace Palace The Hague

The Hague, city of Peace and Justice

Discovering Holland’s highlights and heritage at Madurodam

Discover Holland's highlights and heritage in miniature theme park Madurodam

Museum Escher in het Paleis in The Hague

Mind-boggling: the Escher museum

Visitors at the Gemeentemuseum The Hague enjoying Mondrian's famous "Victory Boogie Woogie"

See the unique Mondrian collection at the Gemeentemuseum

SEA LIFE Scheveningen

Discover the fascinating marine world at SEA LIFE Scheveningen

Panorama Mesdag in The Hague

Panorama Mesdag, the largest painting in Holland

View from The Penthouse in The Hague

The Penthouse: Holland's highest restaurant with stunning views

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.

Museum Night The Hague: 5 September


Embassy Festival: Saturday 5 September

Haags UIT Festival: the start of the cultural season (6 September)

Art & Fashion Noordeinde

Fashion, art and culinary enjoyment in the chic Noordeinde-area on 5 and 6 September

TodaysArt Festival

TodaysArt: art, music and technology at the beach on 25 & 26 September

Kite Festival Scheveningen

International Kite Festival Scheveningen: 25 & 26 September

Antique and book market in The Hague

Antique and book market twice a week in the city centre

Royal city

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.

Royal Carriage at Prince's Day

Prince's Day: a festive day with the procession of the Golden Coach

Orange Hall at royal palace

Orange Hall at royal palace temporarily opened to the public

Palace Noordeinde The Hague

Ssst... our king works here

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.

Scheveningen: Holland's most famous seaside resort

A couple having a drink at the Scheveningen Harbour

Scheveningen Harbour: vibrant location for some of the city's best restaurants

Kijkduin boulevard

Kijkduin: The Hague's small-scale family beach resort

Beach club De Staat on the Zuiderstrand

South Beach: the peaceful alternative for anyone who loves sea and sand

City centre Just 15 minutes away from the beach!


The Hague is the ideal city for shopping. It's small historic city centre welcomes you seven days a week to its many flagship stores and stylish boutiques. The shopping area with the popular fashion brands and retail chains is concentrated around the bustling Grote Markt. For small designer shops visit the Court Quarter with its many cosy, historic streets and squares.

Passage in The Hague

A unique shopping arcade experience awaits you in the glass-roofed Neo-Renaissance style Passage

Liqueur distillery Van Kleef in The Hague

Traditional liqueur distillery Van Kleef

Grote Marktstraat in The Hague

Go to the Grote Marktstraat for big, well-known brands


Noordeinde: distinctive fashion boutiques and art galleries

Chinatown in The Hague's city centre

Chinatown: a wonderful blend of Asian cultures in the city centre

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.

Rootz at the Harbour

The Scheveningen Belgian, situated right in the yacht harbour

Tramrestaurant Hoftrammm The Hague

A culinary experience: Tramrestaurant Hoftrammm

People enjoying a drink at the Plein in The Hague

One of the most picturesque spots for dining and drinking

Terraces on the Grote Markt square

The place to be when the sun goes down

Carlton Beachclub in Scheveningen

A truly heavenly spot for pampering yourself: Carlton Beach Club