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.
Our favourite districts
The Hague is a city with many faces. It boasts elite city districts juxtaposed against working-class neighbourhoods. These are our favourite ones outside the city centre.
Festivals and events
With events year round, The Hague is the festival city par excellence. Skip the major events and be surprised by the many intimate festivals downtown and at the beach.
Museums and galleries
The Hague offers a wealth of impressive art. After you've seen the "Girl with a Pearl Earring" at the Mauritshuis and the large Mondrian collection at the Gemeentemuseum, these are some hidden cultural gems you shoudn't miss out on.
If you're searching for cute boutiques and hip concept stores, The Hague has a lot to offer around the royal palaces and in other neighbourhoods outside the city centre. Below you'll find some of the speciality shops we love to stop by ourselves.
Eating and drinking
Leave the historical centre behind for a while and sit down in local cafés, restaurants and pubs. Below you'll find several of our favourite spots for eating out. We regularly visit these and think that they are some of the best in The Hague.
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.
If you are a surfer or have always wanted to learn surfing, Scheveningen is the place to go! The Hague's beach resort has various surfer schools where you can learn how to ride the waves.
This is my The Hague
Every week we portray residents and visitors to hear their stories about The Hague. Check out all the portraits and stories on our Instragram account This is The Hague!
In the seemingly posh royal residence, you will find lots of cafes, beach clubs and music venues. Discover the best insider tips from the scene and have a great night in The Hague!
Take your time to explore our majestic city. Here you'll find the best tips for smaller hotels, fun hostels and cosy B&B's in the city centre and at the beach!
Top 9 must-see list
Our insider tips on this page help you to go off the beaten track, but we want to make sure you don't leave the city without visiting the The Hague's sightseeing highlights. So we've alos put together a must-see list of nine top attractions and museums for you.
More info and tips
Visiting The Hague from abroad and looking for practical tips and more information? Let us help you!