Accessibility The Hague
The Hague is located in the west of the Netherlands and can be reached in many ways: by plane, by train and by road. Rotterdam is less than 30 kilometres away from The Hague and Amsterdam is approximately 60 kilometres away.
Tip: For up-to-date information about accessibility of Scheveningen, look here.
Accessible City Center
The city center of The Hague is easily accessible by public transport and car. From the two train stations, The Hague Central Station and Holland Spoor, you can easily reach the center. Parking garages can be reached quickly from all directions. The Q-park garages in the center in particular offer enough space for parking your car. Once in the compact and car-free shopping area, you can easily do everything on foot. Or you rent a bike. Moreover, you can drive to the beach within fifteen minutes!
From the highway you are already in the center of The Hague with the car and the motorcycle after two traffic lights. Follow the signs for Centrumring for this. This route takes you around the car-free city center and leads you to the nearest parking garages where there are still free parking places. From the Centrumring you can choose from one of the four parking routes: P-route Center-North, Center-South, Center-West and Central Station.
The shopping area in the center of The Hague is car-free with paid parking on all days of the week. The easiest and cheapest way is to park the car in a parking garage on the Centrumring. In total there are more than 20 parking garages and areas along this route. The rates for these car parks vary from 2 to 4 euros per hour, and 20 to 30 euros per day. Most parking garages are open 24 hours a day. Or opt for one of the affordable park and rides.
Public transport The Hague
The Hague has excellent public transport. A large number of bus and tram lines will take you to the center of The Hague. You can get off at the Spui stop (in the tram tunnel), Center, Kalvermarkt-Stadhuis or Amsterdamse Veerkade. More info via HTM.
Scheveningen is easily and quickly accessible by public transport, car and bicycle. The popular resort has a large number of parking garages, and is only 10 to 15 minutes by public transport from the center of The Hague.
In the summer it can be busy on the roads to Scheveningen. Below you will therefore find useful tips on accessibility, routes and parking. Public transport and the (moped) bike are the quickest way to get to the beach during crowds. Are you still coming to Scheveningen by car or motorcycle? Then take extra crowds into account and go well prepared. From the highway follow the signs to Scheveningen, so your visit starts relaxed.
Scheveningen offers many parking options. The parking areas and garages are indicated on the roads to Scheveningen with blue signs. Paid parking has a maximum parking duration of 120 minutes on a significant number of streets. Hereby an overview of the parking garages. You can also park cheaply on a park and ride and by public transport to Scheveningen.
Public transport Scheveningen
Scheveningen is very easy to reach with public transport. From the Hollands Spoor and The Hague Central stations you can use tram 1, 9, 11 and bus 22 of the HTM, which will take you to the beach within fifteen minutes. Buses 21 and 23, both around The Hague city center, also go to Scheveningen. The trams and buses to Scheveningen run all day from 7:00 AM to midnight, approximately every 10 minutes.
You need a valid ticket to travel by public transport. Below you can read more about which tickets are available and where you can purchase them.
- OV-Chipkaart is a card on which you put credit in order to travel. The major advantage of the OV-chipkaart is that it is valid throughout the Netherlands and on modes of transport such as the tram, metro, bus and train. You can buy or recharge the card at the HTM Service Points at The Hague Central and Hollandspoor or at The Hague Info Store (VVV). Charging stations can also be found at Albert Heijn and Hema in the center.
- HTM day ticket, HTM 3-day ticket and HTM Children's day ticket are tickets for traveling on the HTM tram and bus lines. These can be purchased at the HTM Service Points The Hague CS and HS or at The Hague Info Store (VVV). In addition to these locations, you can also buy the day ticket or children's day ticket in the trams and also recharge your OV-chipkaart.
- The 2hour ticket can be purchased in the tram or bus and via the handy HTM Ticket app which you can download.
More information about public transport in The Hague via HTM
Parking during a day in The Hague for coaches and getting in and out near the highlights of The Hague There are reserved places for long-term parking for coaches. There are also reserved places where passengers can get in and out in the vicinity of tourist places. Parking fees do not have to be paid at the reserved places.
View the reserved places on the map
- long-term parking (indicated by a pink / purple stripe)
- to allow passengers to board and disembark (indicated by a blue line).