Everything is possible in culinary The Hague. Trendy and authentic melt together in the great variety of world cuisines. Enjoy a drink in one of the secluded courtyards, take a culinary or sample delicacies at the hip restaurants in Prinsestraat or at the beach.
Eating and drinking in the Hague means enjoyment alongside historic canals, on squares, terraces on boats, from kitsch, smooth lines and minimalistic to Old Dutch conviviality. The ever-expanding gastronomic scene is based around the city centre. In The Hague, most restaurants combine an informal atmosphere with high-quality cuisine. From Indonesian to Dutch, Japanese to Italian, you are sure to find a restaurant that caters to your tastes.
The Hague's beach resort Scheveningen is the perfect place for a spot of sunset dining. There are dozens of beach restaurants where you can kick back and chill with your friends. Of course, being a seaside resort, seafood is a definite specialty. Especially in the Scheveningen harbour, there are some excellent seafood restaurants serving fresh seafood dishes. If you want to truly emerge yourself with the locals then you should try eating raw herring.
Family resort Kijkduin provides ample opportunities for dining out throughout the entire year. From March to October the beach is filled with lovely beach clubs and in the winter months there is plenty of choice on the boulevard at Kijkduin.
The Hague boosts numerous food festivals and events year-round. From Flag's Day at Scheveningen Harbour and the Tong Tong Fair in The Hague's city centre to trendy little food truck events in parks and at the beach. Below we've selected some highlights on The Hague's culinary calendar.