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

Zuiderstrand: the peaceful beach for anyone who loves sea and sand

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City centre Just 15 minutes away from the beach!

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.

Just Peace Festival celebrates peace and justice in September

Prinsjesdag ('Prince's Day') represents the start of the new parliamentary year: 20 september

Rrrollend Den Haag: lovely food festival on the beautiful Voorhout (23 - 25 September)

International Kite Festival Scheveningen

TodaysArt Festival The Hague

Shopping

The Hague city centre is perfect for a day of shopping. The shops in the car-free historical centre are open seven days a week. You will find well-known department stores like the Bijenkorf within walking distance of hip fashion boutiques and concept stores around the royal palaces. And those who continue towards the sea, will discover all kinds of neighbourhoods with more speciality stores. To facilitate this, you will find a convenient summary below of the nicest shopping streets in the Hague.

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

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The department stores on Grote Marktstraat are open seven days a week

The best designer in The Hague: Michael Barnaart van Bergen

The Hague's Court District: cosy streets with characteristic stores

Noordeinde: distinctive fashion boutiques and art galleries

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

Zeeheldenkwartier: one of The Hague's most charming districts.

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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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