How lovely! You have planned one day in The Hague and now you want to know how you can experience it in a sea of opportunities. In this article we give you the tips to make your visit to The Hague unforgettable.
Make the most of your day and discover what The Hague has to offer in 24 hours!
Start your day nice and quiet with coffee and breakfast outside the door in the middle of the city center of The Hague. Have breakfast at Jamey Bennett or trendy hotspot Pistache Café at Prinsestraat. After breakfast, take a short walk through the Palace Garden (which is right next to the Pistache Café!). This beautiful city park is freely accessible, but unknown to the general public. An oasis in the city center where it is wonderful to stay. Or take a nice walk through the Hofkwartier. In this shopping area next to Noordeinde Palace you will find boutiques with arts, crafts and second-hand shops that are definitely worth checking out! The oldest bakery 't Bakkertje can also be found here and the hidden gem church Willibrordus chapel with the Haagsche Broeder Brewery.
We stay for a while in the old center of The Hague, the heart of the city. Stroll through cozy streets such as Prinsestraat and Molenstraat and settle down at the cozy restaurant Bij Hem with a nice small terrace. Or walk further through the Prinsestraat and have a nice lunch on the Veenkade with the cozy terrace boats of Grapes & Olives and Café de BieB. More nice hotspots for a delicious lunch in The Hague can be found here
After enjoying lunch it's time to explore the city further. The Mauritshuis is a must visit in The Hague. You must have seen the Girl with a Pearl Earring in real life! In addition to this world-famous iconic painting, more masterpieces from the time of the seventeenth century—the Golden Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer - can be seen here. Close to the Mauritshuis you will also find the Prison Gate Museum, Gallery Prince Willem V, The Historical Museum of The Hague and Escher in the Palace .
Would you like to take a short tour of sights through The Hague as a real tourist? Take the Tourist Tram! A unique Hop-on Hop-off connection between city and beach with original, historic The Hague trams. During the tour along the many tourist attractions and sights you will learn everything about The Hague via an audio tour in different languages. Get off at the Peace Palace for some nice pictures and continue your way to Scheveningen to get a breath of fresh air on the beach and relax at one of the many beach clubs.
Do you like to see more of the area in an active way? Take our online walkingroute 'along the beaches of The Hague'. Walk from Scheveningen beach and harbor via the Zuiderstrand and the Westduinpark to Kijkduin. You will end the tour at a unique open air artwork of The Hague. In the middle of the dunes of The Hague, James Turrell has created a place to look at the sky: Celestial Vault in Kijkduin. On top of one of the rubble dunes, a bowl has been constructed in the shape of an ellipse, 30 meters wide, 40 meters long. Tip: you can of course also take this route by bicycle. Get on a yellow green City Bike and enjoy the beautiful surroundings!
Also nice to discover instead our coast, visit the local hotspots of The Hague! Easily accessible from the city center of The Hague:
- De Binckhorst. Get a real The Hague beer at Kompaan, a traditional but trendy beer brewery with of course the tastiest beers on the menu. Are you more a coffee lover? Please visit Capriole Café. After a drink you can immediately discover impressive Street Art with an digital tour of Street art The Hague .
- Zeeheldenkwartier, the creative residential area within walking distance of the Paleistuin. Here you will find many organic products, local eateries and specialty shops between beautiful houses and a large square where markets and events are regularly organized.
- Museum Voorlinden is a must visit for lovers of modern art, architecture and beautiful Instagram photos. Here you will find experiential works of art and temporary collections.
Discovering makes you hungry, here some tips for a dinner in The Hague! Imagine yourself in Spain at Restaurant ñ, where you can enjoy Spanish tapas and delicious wines until late in the evening. You can hardly get more romantic: this restaurant with terrace is a hidden hotspot in the middle of the city of The Hague, where you imagine yourself on a Mediterranean square. Fancy a special dining experience? Board the Hoftrammm for a dinnertour! Let yourself be driven through the beautiful streets of The Hague while you enjoy a high-quality culinary five-course dinner. You can also enjoy culinary delights in the beautiful ambiance at Hotel Des Indes on the Lange Voorhout.
The evening is still long. End this unforgettable day with a nice drink at Stan&Co or Bleyenberg. They both serve good cocktails. For friendly chats with local residents or other tourists, go to Grote Markt or Plein. Here you will find the pubs next to each other and it is cozy until late in the evening.
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