Have a royal winter - Experience winter at its finest in The Hague

The Hague is celebrating the last months of the year in style with festive winter events throughout the ‘city by the sea’, and where, despite the winter temperatures, you always receive a warm - and royal - welcome! Be amazed by the dazzling light projects of The Hague HighLights. Stroll by the wonderful winter stands of the Royal Christmas Fair on the Lange Voorhout. Check out the city skating rink on the seaside. A royal experience in The Hague; by the sea and in your own way. Have a Royal Winter!

Concerts, performances and exhibitions

A variety of concerts and performances are sure to put you in the festive mood; from the cool rock musical ‘We will Rock You’ to the OG3NE Christmas spectacle at the Kurhaus. Unique exhibitions are being held this winter in The Hague, such as Monet in the Kunstmuseum and Nicolaes Maes in the Mauritshuis. Don’t miss the chance this winter to visit historic buildings you normally would not have access to.

Christmas shopping

During the most enjoyable month of the year, devote a few extra hours to admiring the eye-catching winter display windows and shops in the charming city centre. Major department stores like de Bijenkorf are guaranteed to have just what you need for your Christmas shopping. You’ll also find hip concept stores around the royal palaces, where you can score a Christmas outfit. And you can enjoy all of this seven days a week!

City by the sea

The sky’s the limit in culinary The Hague. Trendy and authentic blend together perfectly in a rich diversity of global cuisines. Enjoy the best fresh fish in the Scheveningen Haven, discover new restaurants in hidden locations and dine in luxury in a mobile tram restaurant. The Hague is a paradise for foodies!

Wining & Dining

Everything is possible in the culinary city of The Hague. Trendy and authentic melt together in the wide variety of international cuisines. Relax over a drink in one of the sheltered enclosed gardens, taste delicacies at the trendy restaurants in the Prinsestraat, enjoy an extensive rijsttafel in an Indonesian restaurant or fresh fish, straight from the sea, at the harbour.

Insider tips

The Hague is full of the special and hidden places. This is where you turn left when everyone else goes right. To catch your breath, to taste mouth-watering food or simply to experience something unusual. Experience The Hague through the eyes of a local with the help of these surprising insider tips!


The Hague is easy to reach. Take the train straight to the heart of The Hague. Prefer to drive? These are the fastest routes and parking tips. Once here, grab a bike and explore the city. Interested in route suggestions or have other questions? The Hague Info Store would be happy to help.

The Hague winter routes

Apart from all the wonderful winter activities in The Hague, the city itself is perfect for exploring on foot! Stroll along interesting and trendy shops or gaze in wonder at spectacular shop window displays in the historic centre of The Hague. Get a breath of fresh air on the beach, then warm up with a cup of hot cocoa afterwards.

Cultural treasury by the sea

With the most historic sites per square meter in the Netherlands, The Hague oozes culture and history. Discover the largest painting in the Netherlands: Panorama Mesdag. Admire the exquisite works of Rembrandt, Vermeer and Mondrian at the Mauritshuis and Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.