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.

Orange Hall at royal palace temporarily opened to the public


Admire the fairytale-like splendour of our parliament square


The Hague, city of Peace and Justice

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

Mind-boggling: the Escher museum

See the unique Mondrian collection at the Gemeentemuseum

Discover the fascinating marine world at SEA LIFE Scheveningen

Panorama Mesdag, the largest painting in Holland

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.

Crossing Border Festival: one of the foremost interdisciplinary cultural events in Europe (12 - 17 November)


Red Bull Knock Out: world’s largest motocross race is coming to The Hague (28 and 29 November)


Arvo Pärt Festival The Hague: 9 - 11 October

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


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

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

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.

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

Traditional liqueur distillery Van Kleef


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

Noordeinde: distinctive fashion boutiques and art galleries

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.

The Scheveningen Belgian, situated right in the yacht harbour

A culinary experience: Tramrestaurant Hoftrammm

One of the most picturesque spots for dining and drinking

The place to be when the sun goes down

A truly heavenly spot for pampering yourself: Carlton Beach Club