Insider tips

Discover The Hague like a real local

The Hague has much more to offer than the major attractions and cultural highlights you might read about in your guidebook. Whether you're a first time visitor or a lifetime resident, the insider tips below will help you navigate the city like a pro!

City by the sea

Like no other city in the Netherlands, The Hague offers a unique combination of city life and beach life. The city's two seaside resorts - Scheveningen and Kijkduin - both boast lovely wide sandy beaches that attract locals and tourists alike. Getting to the historic city centre only takes you 15 minutes.

This is the best spot for relaxing and partying during summer

Beach pavilion Zuid is the favourite hangout of local residents

Admire Theo Jansen's spectacular Beach Beasts during summer


The ideal nature reserve for catching a breath of fresh sea air


A truly amazing experience: gazing at the sky from the "Celestial Vault"

Parks and nature spots

With more than 111,000 acres of dunes, parks and country estates, The Hague offers plenty of space to enjoy freedom and nature. Escape the bustling city life and discover the urban oasis. Walk on the beach, picnick in the park or discover the hidden treasures of the Palace Garden, one of the city's best kept secrets.

Park Clingendael is one of the most beautiful estates in the Netherlands

Enjoy a picknick in one of The Hague's hidden gems, the Palace Garden

Meijendel: the largest interconnected dune area in South Holland


Hire a little boat at tearoom Waterkant in Westbroek Park


This historic cemetery is a beautiful, peaceful place for a walk