The Hague is the city by the sea. Experience in this city a combination between the rich cultural offer, culinary delights and nature. Clear your head during a lovely beach walk or bike ride through the dunes. See iconic masterpieces in one of our many museums, such as the Kunstmuseum Den Haag and the Mauritshuis. Shop in the historic center, enjoy fresh fish to haute cuisine and discover the pearls of the city by the sea! Experience it in a sea of space.
Shopping in the city center of The Hague: ins & outs
The center of The Hague has an unprecedented amount of shops, boutiques, large chains and department stores. Looking for special fashion? The Hoogstraat, the Molenstraat and the Place form the center of haute couture, exclusive shoe stores and bijouterie. Prefer a large retail chain? Then go to the Grote Marktstraat, the Spui and the Passage.
The Hague Green city by the sea. When you visit The Hague, you may be surprised at the many parks and greenery around you. The Hague never received city rights and it was therefore not necessary to build a city wall, leaving a lot of space for greenery. Beautiful parks are Clingendael and Park Sorghvliet. If you go towards the sea, there is also a great dune area, and once you're through that, you also have 11 kilometers of beach at your disposal.
Eating out in The Hague is always a party and everything is possible in culinary The Hague. From sushi to tapas to Italian and authentic Indonesian cuisine, you will find it in The Hague! Trendy and authentic melt together in the great diversity of world cuisines. You can enjoy a drink in one of the sheltered inner gardens, while sailing or in a tram enjoy various culinary delights. Or taste delicious dishes in a trendy food hall, at a hip restaurant in the city center or in a relaxed beach bar.
The Hague breathes culture and art, a lot of art. The famous Mauritshuis has an extensive collection of great masters, with Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring as the showpiece. The largest painting in the Netherlands can be found in the city center of The Hague: Panorama Mesdag. And the Escher museum is located in one of the few public buildings where the old palace function can still be experienced. In the Art Museum you can enjoy the largest collection of paintings by Mondrian, including the showpiece the 'Victory Boogie Woogie' and Delft Blue pottery, but also many temporary exhibitions in which fashion, for example, is regularly central. Enjoying the beach? Then visit the Museum of Images by the Sea. Museum Voorlinden is the museum for modern and contemporary art, located on an estate in the dunes of Wassenaar.
The Hague also stands for cabaret, drama, music, dance and many other cultural activities. From the Residentie Orkest and the Nederlands Dans Theater to the National Theater and many other companies, groups, artists and orchestras.
A visit to The Hague is of course not complete without walking through the Binnenhof. Pay a visit to the place where the most important events in Dutch history took place and follow in the footsteps of prime ministers such as Kok or Den Uyl during a tour of the historic Binnenhof, the Ridderzaal and the House of Representatives. You might even see the Prime Minister on his bicycle, or at least the night mayor of The Hague at the herring stall next to the Binnenhof.
The Hague Info Store / Tourist Office The Hague
The Hague Info Store is located in The Hague Central Station. You can go there for tickets to a number of museums and for free (tourist) information for all museums, theatres, restaurants, festivals and attractions in The Hague. In addition, the store has a wide range of local products, such as Haags Bier, Haags Zaad, T-shirts and much more!