Food, drinks & nightlife
That The Hague is a welcoming city where everyone feels at home is proven not only by the growing number of visitors, but also by the fact that 180 different nationalities have lived in the city for years and the thriving LGBTQ+ scene. The Hague is immensely proud of the diversity of its city and that everyone feels welcome, safe and free to be themselves. Discover LGBTQ+ hotspots, icons and events here.
Café De Vink | Schoolstraat 28
The oldest gay bar in The Hague. This typical Dutch, cosy party bar has a casual atmosphere and you can enjoy Dutch music.
Parish PIP | Binckhorstlaan 36
PIP The Hague is a cultural venue located on the industrial BINK36 site, known mainly for its surprising club nights including the Parish Queernight: ("The Only Underground Queer Party in The Hague").
Café De Landman | Denneweg 48
De Landman has been a household name in The Hague for years. Everyone feels at home here. Not only a nice place for a drink, the food is fantastic too!
COC Cafe | Scheveningseveer 7
The COC Café is the meeting centre for all gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders in The Hague where you can drop in (daily) for a drink and a chat or even a dance.
Café 't Achterom | Achterom 22a
't Achterom is a cosy gay bar in a hidden street in the city centre where there's always a party.
Kaleidoscope Paard Cafe | Prinsegracht 12
Kaleidoscope events organises regular evenings at the Paardcafé where queers meet. Expect poets, bingo, fun acts and lots of music, anything goes. The only rule is: "good vibes only".
The Queer Surfclub
Where else but in a city by the sea can you find a Queer Surfclub? This club was founded by two surfers who missed a place for queers who love the sea. Apart from surf lessons, the club organises film nights, silent disco and dinners on the beach where everyone is welcome.
Pride The Hague
Another pride is scheduled for 2024. Friday 17, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May is the Pride Weekend, Saturday 18 May 2024 the Pride Walk.
The Hang-Out 070
The Hang-Out 070 offers a safer space to the LGBTQIA community in the Haaglanden region. They also organise events with central themes in line with the interests of the community.
Gay Rights Monument | Prinsessegracht
An international monument in memory of all lesbian women and gay men around the world who are or have been persecuted and oppressed because of their sexual orientation. A fitting monument for the international city of Peace and Justice.
Louis Couperus | Lange Voorhout
A bronze statue of the famous dutch writer Louis Couperus (1863-1923) who was considered a homosexual. Remarkably, his work features characters who are fluid in identity and nowadays would easily be categorised as queer.
Rainbows and the city
Scattered throughout the city, you will come across several rainbow benches.
And how about a huge illuminated rainbow staircase? You'll find these in the Spuimarkt in the Grote Marktstraat.
The municipality of The Hague also has an extensive website with lots of information for the queer community; "The social map for queer support".
This article is far from complete. There are so many more great addresses. For that, check out the Queer aan Zee website. There you will also find an agenda with their meetups and many relevant tips for queer going out in The Hague.