Every city has them, those hidden gems that you don't see very easy. Special places that you don't want to miss. We have listed a few here. But don't tell anyone ok!
You will find this national monument behind the Kloosterkerk. One of the few courtyards that is open to public.The 'Rusthofje' is an oasis of peace in the middle of the city.
Monastic Store / Willibrorduskapel
In this small monastery shop, the brothers of St. John sell their home-brewed beer and other monastery products. Above the shop is the chapel. A must see, if only for the beautiful stained glass windows.
Tearoom de Waterkant
This cute tearoom with a lovely garden is little bit hidden in the Westbroekpark. Have a freshly baked scone with your tea. You can also rent a rowing boat, to lose the calories of that scone!
Oud Katholieke Schuilkerk (Old Catholic Hideout Church)
In the cosy Hofkwartier you will find, just behind a door, a completely beautiful baroque church from the time when Catholic mass was forbidden. Definitely worth a visit.
Stadstuin Emma’s hof (Citygarden Emma's court)
- In the triangle Weimarstraat / Beeklaan / Galileïstraat, you will find Emma's court, a beautiful, publicly accessible city garden. It is a meeting place for young and old in this multicultural neighborhood. The sustainably furnished garden offers a nice and quiet place for adults and a natural playground for young children.
Paleistuin (Palace Garden)
Not many people know that you can visit the garden of Noordeinde Palace. A lovely place in the middle of the city to recharge or a have small picnic.
Courtyard garden Restaurant Schlemmer
Schlemmer is a café - restaurant where you will meet local artists, actors and politicians. Go down the stairs to the beautiful garden to enjoy your coffee or a delicious Flammkuchen.
Garden of Pulchri Studio
Pulchri Studio in The Hague is an association of artists and located in a beautiful building at the Lange Voorhout. You can also have a drink here, which is highly recommended, especially in the garden in summer.
A little out of town but well worth the detour this urban farm. You can watch animals, have a drink, have lunch (of course with fresh ingredients from the garden) and pick vegetables and fruit.
James Turrell - Celestial Vault
In the dunes nearby Kijkduin, where light can have such a tangible presence, artist James Turrell created a place to gaze at the sky. At the top of one of the rubble dunes, a bowl in the shape of an ellipse has been built, 30 meters wide and 40 meters long. A wall of earth, approximately 5 meters high encloses the bowl.
- Spotting Scottish Highlanders
How cute are these Scottish Highlanders grazing in the beautiful Westduinpark?. It is in any case a beautiful area to walk or cycle through. And who knows, you might even run into this hairy fellow!
- Gallery MIAW
Of course you officially go here for the art, but the location is just as special. In the hidden Oog in Zeilstraat you will find a historic spot where you can imagine yourself in the Italian countryside. Complete with well and chapel. The location is open every weekend and gallery MIAW (Make It Art Worthy) shows art by The Hague makers.