Marché Royal is a French market featuring music, activities, children's workshops and an oldtimer show in the historical Hofkwartier of The Hague. The charming old winding streets behind Noordeinde Palace will be pleasantly busy once again. French music, culinary and other delights, a Mediterranean market and activities for children and adults will rekindle the holiday feeling.
Hofkwartier turns French The Hofkwartier is the most French part of The Hague and this is evident during Marché Royal! Diverse stalls sell French merchandise, from delicatessens to fashion and trinkets. Cafés and restaurants serve French delicacies and drinks. French collections and French design hang and are laid out in shops and workplaces. The Alliance Française is organising a book market. Performances with French music will take place at various locations in the neighbourhood and guided tours of historical buildings are also available. Jeu de boules will be played in the Palace Gardens (weather permitting), where everyone is invited to join in. For children there is a painting workshop. In the Venduehuis in Nobelstraat an art and antiques auction will be held. The 'pièce de résistance' of Marché Royal is the show and parade of French classic cars.
Hofkwartier The neighbourhood where Marché Royal takes place is called Hofkwartier. The name Hofkwartier (Court Quarter) says it all. Beautiful streets with old bricks and gables capture the imagination and revive bygone times. In addition to admiring the architecture, enjoy the unique merchandise in this small district with plenty of allure. Although this luxury shopping street is also home to the working palace of King William Alexander, inhabitants of The Hague are familiar with chic Noordeinde primarily because of its characteristic fashion boutiques, galleries, antique and art stores. If you see a large car with an AA registration plate it means that Queen Maximá or her family are doing their 'own' shopping.
Getting there Hofkwartier is located in the city centre of The Hague, which is easily accessible by car and public transport. Car park Torengarage and City Parking are within walking distance of the Marché Royal. Those who prefer to take public transport can take a tram from The Hague Central Station. You will find yourself in the charming inner city in less than a five minutes.