1. 1. Malieveld

    The bike ride from the city to the beach starts here at Koekamp, originally the hunting grounds of the ‘Counts of Holland’.
  2. 2. Staats- und Nationalarchiv der Niederlande

    You can find almost a thousand years of Dutch history here, stored in 125 kilometres of files.
  3. 3. Kinderbuchmuseum

    Discover, experience and create the most beautiful stories in the Children's Book Museum.
  4. 4. MingleMush Food Hall

    A caravan of delicious food and drink plus other entertainment.
  5. 5. Haags Historisch Museum

    From 30 June to 11 November 2018 the Hague Historical Museum is bringing the beach to the city with the summer family exhibition “Greetings from Scheveningen” (‘Groeten uit Scheveningen’).
  6. 6. Mauritshuis

    The Mauritshuis: this must-see is the pearl of the Hofvijver.
  7. 7. Binnenhof - Rittersaal

    Apart from being a magnificent 13th-century building complex, the Binnenhof is also the active political centre of the Netherlands.
  8. 8. Museum de Gevangenpoort

    The Prison Gate Museum tells the exciting tale of crime and punishment in a bygone age.
  9. 9. Galerij Prins Willem V

    Prince William V is sometimes referred to as the jewel of The Hague.
  10. 10. Hofteich

    The Hofvijver area is the place where The Hague originated. What was once a small dune lake with a castle of the Dutch count has now become a centre of power!
  11. 11. Museum Bredius

    Museum Bredius is housed in a beautiful historical building where you not only get a glimpse of the interior of that time, but are also amazed by works of art from famous painters such as Rembrandt and Jan Steen.
  12. 12. Escher im Palast

    Located at the end of Lange Voorhout in The Hague is a small 18th-century palace that is dedicated today to the work of M.C. Escher (1898-1972), the Dutch graphic artist who makes water flow upwards, birds turn into fish and hands draw themselves.
  13. 13. Lange Voorhout

    Lange Voorhout - together with Lange Vijverberg - forms the centre of the Museum Quarter and is probably the most beautiful avenue in the Netherlands.
  14. 14. Palast Noordeinde

    Noordeinde Palace, with its decoratively landscaped garden (entrance via Prinsessewal), is situated on one of the most elegant, gallery-rich shopping streets in The Hague.
  15. 15. Panorama Mesdag

    Look 360º around you and experience the magical optical illusion created by this panorama of Scheveningen.
  16. 16. Friedenspalast

    This magnificent building and the organisations based there make The Hague internationally recognisable as the city of Peace and Justice.
  17. 17. Omniversum

    Enjoy a spectacular IMAX film on the biggest movie screen in Europe!
  18. 18. Museon

    The Museon in The Hague is a museum for culture and science. Visitors are inspired to discover the world here and treat it with respect.
  19. 19. Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

    Be amazed by the versatile collection and the large number of changing exhibitions in the Gemeentemuseum, not forgetting the Victory Boogie Woogie by Piet Mondrian.
  20. 20. Fotomuseum Den Haag

    The Hague Museum of Photography is one of the youngest museum institutions for photography in the Netherlands
  21. 21. GEM - Museum voor actuele kunst

    GEM is a museum for contemporary visual art where works by artists from The Hague, the Netherlands and international contemporaries are shown simultaneously.
  22. 22. Keizerstraat

    Keizerstraat is the oldest and most historical shopping street in Scheveningen.
  23. 23. Museum Beelden aan Zee

    Like a pearl in the sand, Museum Beelden aan Zee lies concealed in the dunes of Scheveningen

Culture by Bike - Cycle Route

‘Culture by Bike’ is the second of a total of three ‘City > Coast Routes’. All three take you from the city to the beach. The ‘Culture by Bike’ route may not be the fastest route, but it is probably the nicest! This booklet briefly describes the most attractive and interesting places. The locations are numbered on the map inside. That way you know where you are and how far you still need to go before you get to the sea or return to the station.

  1. 1. Malieveld

    The bike ride from the city to the beach starts here at Koekamp, originally the hunting grounds of the ‘Counts of Holland’.
  2. Before leaving for the coast, we recommend stopping to take a look behind Central Station at Anna van Buerenplein.

    The culinary and literary hungry – both young and old – will find their heart’s desire here.

    Cycle towards the station, get off and walk through the station and you will come out at Anna van Buerenplein, where you will find MingleMush (a fine food hall), the Children’s Book Museum and the National Archives.
  3. 2. Staats- und Nationalarchiv der Niederlande

    You can find almost a thousand years of Dutch history here, stored in 125 kilometres of files.
  4. 3. Kinderbuchmuseum

    Discover, experience and create the most beautiful stories in the Children's Book Museum.
  5. 4. MingleMush Food Hall

    A caravan of delicious food and drink plus other entertainment.
  6. After all the worthwhile cultural attractions, it’s time to grab your bike again and get some good exercise.

    First take the same route back to the Central Station and then go left unto to bike path of Bezuidenhoutseweg. Before the tram line, take a right unto Laan van Reagan & Gorbatsjov and then left at the level of the zebra crossing. Cross over to Koningskade and Prinsessegracht and unto Korte Voorhout. Korte Voorhout continues into Tournooiveld. Here you take a left unto Korte Vijverberg. Immediately at the corner, located at the short side of the Hofvijver, you will see the Haags Historisch Museum.
  7. Just next to the route, at Prinsessegracht 30, you will find Meermanno museum, the oldest book museum in the world.

  8. 5. Haags Historisch Museum

    From 30 June to 11 November 2018 the Hague Historical Museum is bringing the beach to the city with the summer family exhibition “Greetings from Scheveningen” (‘Groeten uit Scheveningen’).
  9. With your back facing the door of the Haags Historisch Museum, cycle (or walk) to the left and then follow the road just a few steps on Korte Vijverberg. You can already spot the Mauritshuis. At your right-hand side, via a forecourt and stairs, you can enter the Mauritshuis. Do park your bike first. :-)
  10. 6. Mauritshuis

    The Mauritshuis: this must-see is the pearl of the Hofvijver.
  11. When you leave the Mauritshuis, pick up your bike and go to the right unto Binnenhof. But before you do that, take a quick glance at Het Torentje (the Little Tower). You might be lucky to spot the Prime Minister working there!
  12. 7. Binnenhof - Rittersaal

    Apart from being a magnificent 13th-century building complex, the Binnenhof is also the active political centre of the Netherlands.
  13. If you leave Binnenhof through the second gate, you can enjoy eating herring at Haringkraam Buitenhof while you admire the statue of King Willem II. Or you can continue to cycle, and past the statue take a right turn unto Buitenhof. Halfway the shorter side of the Hofvijver, you will see the Gevangenpoort and Galerij Prins Willem V.
  14. 8. Museum de Gevangenpoort

    The Prison Gate Museum tells the exciting tale of crime and punishment in a bygone age.
  15. 9. Galerij Prins Willem V

    Prince William V is sometimes referred to as the jewel of The Hague.
  16. With your back to the Gevangenpoort and Museum Prins Willem V, you take a left. When you arrive at the statue of Johan de Witt, take a right unto Lange Vijverberg. Here you will enjoy a wonderful view of the Hofvijver and the Eerste Kamer (the Dutch Upper Chamber).
  17. The tongue and several fingers of the de Witt brothers are on display in The Hague Historical Museum until the beginning of October 2018.

  18. 10. Hofteich

    The Hofvijver area is the place where The Hague originated. What was once a small dune lake with a castle of the Dutch count has now become a centre of power!
  19. If you’re just halfway across Lange Vijverberg, then you are right in front of Museum Bredius.
  20. 11. Museum Bredius

    Museum Bredius is housed in a beautiful historical building where you not only get a glimpse of the interior of that time, but are also amazed by works of art from famous painters such as Rembrandt and Jan Steen.
  21. With your back to Museum Bredius, cross the road, continue to the left and follow Lange Vijverberg, which becomes Tournooiveld. At the level of the multi-storey car park, take a left unto Lange Voorhout. At the end of the short side of Lange Voorhout, you will find Museum Escher in The Palace.
  22. 12. Escher im Palast

    Located at the end of Lange Voorhout in The Hague is a small 18th-century palace that is dedicated today to the work of M.C. Escher (1898-1972), the Dutch graphic artist who makes water flow upwards, birds turn into fish and hands draw themselves.
  23. 13. Lange Voorhout

    Lange Voorhout - together with Lange Vijverberg - forms the centre of the Museum Quarter and is probably the most beautiful avenue in the Netherlands.
  24. From Escher in The Palace, walk along with your bike over the shell path to the long side of Lange Voorhout. On your left-hand side, you pass Pulchri Studio, a famous artists association. At the end of Lange Voorhout, on your left-hand side, you will see Theater Diligentia once again. Cross the Lange Voorhout and enter Heulstraat. At the end of Heulstraat you come out again on Noordeinde. There take a right. After 100 metres, you will arrive at Paleis Noordeinde.
  25. 14. Palast Noordeinde

    Noordeinde Palace, with its decoratively landscaped garden (entrance via Prinsessewal), is situated on one of the most elegant, gallery-rich shopping streets in The Hague.
  26. Drink a cup of coffee at Lola Bikes & Coffee at Noordeinde 91: The Hague’s bike and coffee café.

  27. Continue to cycle on Noordeinde. At the end of Noordeinde, cross Hogewal/Scheveningseveer and you wind up on Zeestraat. After 150 metres, on your right-hand side you can already see Panorama Mesdag.
  28. 15. Panorama Mesdag

    Look 360º around you and experience the magical optical illusion created by this panorama of Scheveningen.
  29. Are you visiting with children? Then COMM, Museum for Communication, is also highly recommended. It is located at Zeestraat 82, two hundred metres from Panorama Mesdag.

  30. From Panorama Mesdag, continue to cycle further on Zeestraat. At the end of Zeestraat, you cross Laan van Meerdervoort – the longest road in the Netherlands – and you enter Scheveningseweg. After 100 metres, on your left-hand side, you will see the Vredespaleis (Peace Palace).
  31. 16. Friedenspalast

    This magnificent building and the organisations based there make The Hague internationally recognisable as the city of Peace and Justice.
  32. Return to the bike path along Scheveningseweg, cycle by NIBC and at the bicycle traffic lights, cross to Burgemeester Patijnlaan. Here starts a pleasant, long stretch of slightly sloping and curved bike path, parallel to Scheveningseweg.
  33. Until the second half of the 17th century you could only get to Scheveningen from The Hague (and back) via a sandy path. Imagine the hardship that the wives of the Scheveningen fishermen suffered in order to bring their fish to the market.

  34. Follow the track of the bike path, parallel to Scheveningseweg. When you arrive at Adriaan Goekooplaan, take a left. Cross Johan de Wittlaan and take a left onto this road. You then cycle along OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons), Nobel Peace Prize recipient in 2013 and 100 metres further, you will see the Omniversum.
  35. 17. Omniversum

    Enjoy a spectacular IMAX film on the biggest movie screen in Europe!
  36. From Omniversum, cycle along President Kennedylaan. Once you arrive at Stadhouderslaan, take a right and you will see the entrance to the Museon right in front of you. On the right side of Stadhouderslaan, you will also spot the Gemeentemuseum, GEM and the Fotomuseum.
  37. 18. Museon

    The Museon in The Hague is a museum for culture and science. Visitors are inspired to discover the world here and treat it with respect.
  38. 19. Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

    Be amazed by the versatile collection and the large number of changing exhibitions in the Gemeentemuseum, not forgetting the Victory Boogie Woogie by Piet Mondrian.
  39. 20. Fotomuseum Den Haag

    The Hague Museum of Photography is one of the youngest museum institutions for photography in the Netherlands
  40. 21. GEM - Museum voor actuele kunst

    GEM is a museum for contemporary visual art where works by artists from The Hague, the Netherlands and international contemporaries are shown simultaneously.
  41. Firstly, you cross over at the traffic lights on Johan de Wittlaan (on the other side of the street you will see the Buren law firm). As soon as you reach the other side, take a left and cycle until you reach the traffic lights (Scheveningsweg). Here you cross over as well and then immediately take a left, cross the road and finally get back on the bike path parallel to Scheveningsweg.

    From here you can continue to cycle for a good stretch. After 1.5 kilometres, Scheveningsweg becomes Prins Willemstraat. Cycle along Prins Willemstraat and take a left onto Keizerstraat at the traffic lights where Prins Willemstraat becomes Jurrien de Kockstraat. Once you cycle the entire length of Keizerstraat, you end up at the boulevard and the beach. Precisely at the end of Keizerstraat, on the boulevard, you will find the statue of Kniertje, the fisherman’s wife.


  42. 22. Keizerstraat

    Keizerstraat is the oldest and most historical shopping street in Scheveningen.
  43. The statue of the fisherman's wife looks out across the sea and waits for her fisherman husband, who may never return.

  44. From Kniertje – if you are facing the sea – continue to the right and cycle on the lovely sloping bike path.
  45. 23. Museum Beelden aan Zee

    Like a pearl in the sand, Museum Beelden aan Zee lies concealed in the dunes of Scheveningen

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