Fun Facts, those little facts that make your visit to a city just that much more fun. And with which you can impress others. The Hague also has many of those fun facts. We're happy to share them with you.
- The Hague has more than 115 courtyards. Most are still inhabited.
- The Hague has a coastline of 11 kilometers. Visit Tapuit Meijendel to find out more about nature and management of the coastline.
- You can climb the tower of the 'Grote Kerk' (big church). You will climb no less than 288 steps during a guided tour in tower of the Grote Kerk. The spectacular view is worth it!
- You can see Rotterdam from the top of The Penthouse if the weather is clear.
- The film Oceans 12 is partly filmed in The Hague. In our City Hall.
- The street 'Unter Den Linden' in Berlin is based on the historic street 'the Lange Voorhout'.
- There are more than 180 nationalities living in The Hague. Close to the World Forum you will find the 192 flags of the UN countries.
- The Hague is a very green city and has more trees than inhabitants.
- A lot of well-known worldfamous bands have their roots in The Hague. Like the Golden Earring and Shocking Blue. Nowadays The Hague still has a lively music scene with lots of places to listen to live music.
- The Rolling Stones stayed at Hotel Des Indes and Anna Pavlova died here.
- Prince gave a secret concert in local music venue Paard.
- Huis ten Bosch Palace (home to the royal family) used to be a brothel and prison. And in the citycenter you will find another historical prison which is now a museum.
- The first tennis court in the Netherlands was in The Hague. At the Parliament Buildings to be precise. There is still a memorial stone near the office of our Prime Minister Mark Rutte. He also has some great tips about The Hague for you!
- Europe's first traffic light was in The Hague. In the Anna Paulownastraat near Panorama Mesdag and the Peace Palace.