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.

Admire the fairytale-like splendour of our parliament square

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The famous Pier in Scheveningen is an icon on the Dutch coast

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

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Discover the fascinating marine world at SEA LIFE Scheveningen

Panorama Mesdag, the largest painting in Holland

Hidden in the Scheveningen dunes: Museum Sculptures by the Sea

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.

Life I Live Festival: huge free open-air music event on April 26th

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Tong Tong Fair: the biggest Eurasian festival in the world (28 May till 5 June)

New music festival this april: The Hague International Jazz Days

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Kings Day in The Hague: April 27th 2016

Liberation Festival celebrates our freedom on May 5th

Shopping

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

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The best designer in The Hague: Michael Barnaart van Bergen

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

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

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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

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City centre Just 15 minutes away from the beach!

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.

Ssst... our king works here

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Exhibition on Willem I, King of the Netherlands and Belgium

Lange Voorhout: a royal avenue for strolling

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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 Penthouse: Holland's highest restaurant with stunning views

A culinary experience: Tramrestaurant Hoftrammm

HanTing: Holland's best fine dining restaurant according to Tripadvisor

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One of the most picturesque spots for dining and drinking

The place to be when the sun goes down

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