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


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

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

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


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


On Wednesday, you can regularly witness a small royal ceremony at Noordeinde Palace

Royal Stables: home to the many carriages of the Royal Household

Lange Voorhout: a royal avenue for strolling


Insider tip: spotting the King from the beautiful Palace Garden

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


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


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


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


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.