1. 1. Mauritshuis

    World-famous museum exhibiting masterpieces such as "Girl with the Pearl Earring".
  2. 2. Inner Court - Hall of Knights

    This has been the seat of Dutch politics for centuries.
  3. 3. ProDemos – House for democracy and the rule of law

    Optional for those who want to take a tour across the Binnenhof.
  4. 4. Dudok

    You can often see politicians sitting in this famous city brasserie.
  5. 5. Hop & Stork

    One of the finest coffee and chocolate shops in the Netherlands.
  6. 6. Passage

    Historical shopping mall with a selection of contemporary specialty stores.
  7. 7. 't Goude Hooft

    The oldest inn in The Hague is still a popular meeting place.
  8. 8. Michael Barnaart van Bergen Boutique

    You are guaranteed to find a unique dress at the best designer in The Hague.
  9. 9. Palace Noordeinde

    If the flag above the palace is flying, then the king is in the country.
  10. 10. Omar Munie Flagship Store

    Young designer from The Hague, specialising in exclusive handbags.
  11. 11. Noordeinde

    Chic shopping street bursting with exclusive boutiques and galleries.
  12. 12. Panorama Mesdag

    Experience the magical illusion of the Netherlands' biggest painting.
  13. 13. Hortus Vegetarian Restaurant

    Vegetarian dishes here are exceptionally tasty and created with an eye for detail.
  14. 14. Café Blossom

    A must for anyone who loves homemade cakes.
  15. 15. Peace Palace

    Visit the Visitors Centre of this world-famous building.
  16. 16. The Pier

    The Netherlands most well-known coastal attraction offers a fantastic view.
  17. 17. Kust op de Pier

    There are plenty of cosy bars at the end of the Pier.
  18. 18. Madurodam

    Dutch miniature city full of famous buildings and stories.
  19. 19. Denneweg

    A must for lifestyle and design lovers.
  20. 20. Hotel Des Indes

    Step inside this former palace where many monarchs have slept.
  21. 21. Lange Voorhout

    This may well be the most beautiful lane in Europe.
  22. 22. Hofvijver

    This is the spot where The Hague originated.
  23. 23. HanTing Cuisine

    The finest Asian restaurant in the Netherlands.
  24. 24. Tramrestaurant Hoftrammm

    An experience in itself: dining in a moving tram.

The Hague in a day

Do you have limited time but still want to see as much of The Hague as possible? In just a few hours, this day out in The Hague will show you the most essential sights of the city and beach: famous tourist highlights, such as the Binnenhof and Scheveningen Pier, also including en-route tips for must-see shops and restaurants. Conveniently shown on a map and including a clear route description. Enjoy!

  1. We advise you to switch on the GPS on your phone, so that your location shows up in the full-screen map. 

    The starting point for this day out in The Hague is the Mauritshuis. This world-famous museum is located in the heart of the Hague city centre and is easy to reach by car and public transport. Tip: buy an OV day ticket if you do not have a chip card.
    • From Den Haag Centraal railway station it takes 10 minutes to walk to het Plein. Alternatively, trams 16 or 17 are one or two stops away. The Mauritshuis is easiest to reach by tram from Station Den Haag Hollands Spoor railway station: trams 1 and 9 (direction Scheveningen) and tram 16 stop within a few minutes' walk from the museum.
    • When travelling by car from the A4 (Amsterdam or Rotterdam) the A12 (Utrecht) or the N44 (Leiden), follow the signs for the City Centre and then the signs for the Mauritshuis. The most convenient place to park is in the Pleingarage next to the Mauritshuis or in the Malieveld and Den Haag Centraal New Babylon parking garages. Both garages are about a 10-minute walk from the Mauritshuis museum.
  2. 1. Mauritshuis

    World-famous museum exhibiting masterpieces such as "Girl with the Pearl Earring".
    • Walk to the left of the Mauritshuis underneath the striking yellow gate, where you will see the famous prime minister's tower or Torentje beforehand on your right.
    • Continue walking straight ahead through the second yellow gate and across the Binnenhof (Inner Court).
  3. 2. Inner Court - Hall of Knights

    This has been the seat of Dutch politics for centuries.
  4. Spotted an ice cream stall in the Binnenhof? That's Moes, the most famous ice cream man in The Hague. Even our very own Maxima buys her ice creams here.

    • Continue and leave the Binnenhof via the so-called Stadhouderspoort gate, which leads you out onto the Buitenhof with a fish stand and the equestrian statue of King William II on your right.
    • Cross diagonally to your left here and cross the road towards McDonalds using the zebra crossing.
    • Turn left in front of McDonalds and walk past ProDemos on your right.
  5. 3. ProDemos – House for democracy and the rule of law

    Optional for those who want to take a tour across the Binnenhof.
    • Continue walking straight ahead past café-brasserie Dudok and 20 metres further ahead, at Hop & Stork, turn right into the Passage.
  6. 4. Dudok

    You can often see politicians sitting in this famous city brasserie.
  7. 5. Hop & Stork

    One of the finest coffee and chocolate shops in the Netherlands.
    • After Hop & Stork, continue walking in the Passage.
  8. 6. Passage

    Historical shopping mall with a selection of contemporary specialty stores.
    • Turn right where the passage with the beautiful roof splits into three directions and stroll through the historical gallery to the exit.
    • After leaving the Passage, turn left and follow the tram tracks past the H&M flagship store.
    • After H&M you will see a historical brick building ahead to your right called 't Goude Hooft: turn right in front of this building onto the shopping street (Hoogstraat).
  9. 7. 't Goude Hooft

    The oldest inn in The Hague is still a popular meeting place.
    • Follow this shopping street for around 500 metres.
  10. Do you see the crowns above the street? You have arrived in a royal shopping area!

    • After 500 metres, you will see the Fred van Wordragen store on your left where you turn left onto charming Papesetraat.
    • After 20 metres you will see the boutique of Hague designer Michael Barnaart van Bergen on your right.
  11. 8. Michael Barnaart van Bergen Boutique

    You are guaranteed to find a unique dress at the best designer in The Hague.
    • Walk back along Papestraat and turn left (continue walking along the shopping street you came from).
    • Continue walking straight for 200 metres, until you see Noordeinde Palace on your left.
  12. 9. Palace Noordeinde

    If the flag above the palace is flying, then the king is in the country.
    • After the palace, continue on your route across Noordeinde, until you see an attractive Art Nouveau building with a recessed entrance to your right: this is the store of Hague designer Omar Muni.
  13. 10. Omar Munie Flagship Store

    Young designer from The Hague, specialising in exclusive handbags.
    • Keep walking across Noordeinde, one of the most famous shopping areas in the Netherlands.
  14. 11. Noordeinde

    Chic shopping street bursting with exclusive boutiques and galleries.
    • Continue walking out of Noordeinde until the larger crossroads where you cross the road towards the Hilton Hotel.
    • After the hotel, continue walking straight ahead for around 90 metres, until you see the entrance to Panorama Mesdag on your right.
    If you would prefer to stay in the city centre instead of continuing the route to Scheveningen beach, then please switch to our 'Royal Walk' route at the intersection in front of the Hilton Hotel and discover the rich royal history of our royal city.
  15. 12. Panorama Mesdag

    Experience the magical illusion of the Netherlands' biggest painting.
    • When you exit Panorama Mesdag, turn right (and walk further along the street you came from).
  16. The villa district on your right, the first in the Netherlands, was once a private park that belonged to the royal family.

    • After 120 metres take the first road on your left, Bazarstraat.
    • Keep walking until you arrive at one of the most beautiful squares in The Hague, with the excellent vegetarian restaurant Hortus ahead on your right.
  17. 13. Hortus Vegetarian Restaurant

    Vegetarian dishes here are exceptionally tasty and created with an eye for detail.
    • Turn right in front of restaurant Hortus into Anna Paulownastraat.
    • Walk to the end of this street (155 metres) until the crossroads with Café Blossom on your left.
  18. 14. Café Blossom

    A must for anyone who loves homemade cakes.
    • At Blossom, cross the street using the zebra crossing.
    • Continue walking for around 100 metres, until you see the impressive Peace Palace on your left.
  19. 15. Peace Palace

    Visit the Visitors Centre of this world-famous building.
    • With your back to the Peace Palace, cross the square with the little park in the centre (the stones along the edge show the word 'peace' in different languages).
    • Cross straight over towards the tram stop using the two zebra crossings. (NB: the tram for the city centre stops here, so do not get on if you are continuing the route).
    • Cross over the tram tracks and turn right: the stop for the tram to Scheveningen beach is 60 metres further ahead at the crossroads.
    • Take tram 1 for Scheveningen Noorderstrand and get off at the Kurhaus stop 12 minutes away.
    • After getting off turn left, cross the tram tracks and cross the zebra crossing, heading diagonally left towards the striking roof of the Kurhaus hotel slightly further ahead.
    • Cross the small street in between an ice cream parlour and Topkapi restaurant 50 metres further on, walking straight towards the sea.
    • Once you reach the boulevard, turn right.
    • Stroll along the boulevard for 180 metres until you reach the entrance to the Pier: you can have a bite to eat here, take a ride in the giant wheel, go zip lining, bungy jumping or simply enjoy an old-fashioned 'stroll along the pier'.
  20. 16. The Pier

    The Netherlands most well-known coastal attraction offers a fantastic view.
  21. 17. Kust op de Pier

    There are plenty of cosy bars at the end of the Pier.
    • To return from The Pier, walk along the boulevard towards the classical Kurhaus hotel with its striking cupola.
    • In front of the Kurhaus, turn left past the entrance of the Palace Promenade.
    • At the end, by the ice cream parlour on the corner, follow the road around to the left.
    • In front of you, you will see a tram stop where a tram leaves for the city centre of The Hague every 10 minutes.
    • Take tram 9 towards Vrederust and get out 7 minutes later at the Madurodam stop.
  22. 18. Madurodam

    Dutch miniature city full of famous buildings and stories.
    • After Madurodam take tram 9 again towards Vrederust.
    • After 4 minutes, get off at the Dr. Kuyperstraat stop.
    • When you get off the tram, walk back a short distance to the main crossroads.
    • Turn left immediately at the crossroads, onto Dr. Kuyperstraat.
    • Continue walking straight ahead beside the cycle path for around 190 metres until you reach the crossroads with traffic lights and a small bridge.
    • Turn left here onto the shopping street.
  23. 19. Denneweg

    A must for lifestyle and design lovers.
  24. Did you know that the streets here are so winding because they used to be dune paths?

    • Keep following Denneweg until you reach the striking yellow building on your right: legendary Hotel Des Indes.
  25. 20. Hotel Des Indes

    Step inside this former palace where many monarchs have slept.
    • From Hotel Des Indes, walk along the car park to the centre of the wide lane: Lange Voorhout.
  26. 21. Lange Voorhout

    This may well be the most beautiful lane in Europe.
    • At the somewhat confusing crossroads with the Escher Museum on your left, follow the row of trees ahead to the left for a distance of about 140 metres.
    • Turn right at the wide street.
    • Follow this street for around 90 metres: you will see the Binnenhof (Inner Court) and Hofvijver (Court Pond) ahead in the distance.
    • At the restaurant on the corner, cross over at the zebra crossing and head towards the Hofvijver. 
    • Turn right in front of the Hofvijver and walk along the long side of the water until somewhere in the centre, from where you have a magnificent view of the skyline of The Hague
  27. 22. Hofvijver

    This is the spot where The Hague originated.
  28. You can stop here, but there are still two lovely restaurant tips to finish off your day:
    • Continue walking past the Hofvijver.
    • After the Hofvijver, cross the street and head towards the three-pointed square. (There is no zebra crossing here, so please take care or use the zebra crossing to your right.)
    • Walk straight ahead past the statue of Johan de Witt, until you are in the same shopping street at the T-junction at the end of the three-pointed square on the route you started earlier.
    • Turn left here and then immediately right onto Papestraat.
    • Walk along this street past various trendy specialist shops, such as the Michael Barnaart van Bergen boutique visited earlier.
    • After the small crossroads continue walking ahead for a further 80 metres (Nobelstraat).
    • Then turn right for HanTing Cuisine and left for Hoftrammm, two unique restaurants that we recommend you book in advance.
  29. 23. HanTing Cuisine

    The finest Asian restaurant in the Netherlands.
  30. 24. Tramrestaurant Hoftrammm

    An experience in itself: dining in a moving tram.
    • If you wish to return to Station Den Haag Centraal or Hollands Spoor railway stations from either of these restaurants, it is best to walk the same route back to the Hofvijver via Nobelstraat, Papestraat and the three-pointed square. The stop for tram 16 is located on the corner at the Hofvijver.
    • Take tram 16 towards Wateringen and get off at Station Den Haag CS for trains towards Amsterdam, Utrecht and Rotterdam or at Station Den Haag HS for trains towards Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Have a safe homeward journey!