1. 1. Boekhorstraat

    The astonishing Makers Quarter is where you will find many young creatives from The Hague.
  2. 2. Grote Markt

    This is where the many creative and distinctive people in The Hague meet in some of the many cafés.
  3. 3. Funkie House

    Cosy store with premium streetwear brands, denim and sneakers.
  4. 4. Travel Bookstore Stanley & Livingstone

    A visit to this lovely shop feels like a trip around the world.
  5. 5. Prinsestraat

    It's a much-loved street for a good reason: this is where you will find all manner of trendy boutiques.
  6. 6. Venduehuis

    Do visit this historic auction house during viewings days.
  7. 7. Bar Bistro De Twee Heeren

    If you find yourself here in the early evening, make sure to stop for a glass of wine at these two gentlemen.
  8. 8. Michael Barnaart van Bergen Boutique

    You are guaranteed to find a unique dress at the best designer in The Hague.
  9. 9. Hofkwartier Den Haag

    This historic neighbourhood is full of all kinds of craft and hip shops.
  10. 10. ShirtDeal

    A treasure trove for men that love great shirts.
  11. 11. Friet District

    This appealing snack bar is the place to eat fries made by Michelin star chef, Niven Kunz.
  12. 12. Café de BieB

    The boat terraces include one called De BieB: an ideal spot to take a break and make the most of a sunny day.
  13. 13. Palace Garden

    Or why not enjoy the peace and quiet of the palace gardens where you might even spot Máxima.
  14. 14. Galerie Ramakers

    Enjoy the idiosyncratic art in this lovely space.
  15. 15. Marius Your Winefriend

    Why not step inside for a chat or to try what's on offer.
  16. 16. Namasté Café

    A perfect location to recharge.
  17. 17. Zeeheldenkwartier

    You're now in the centre of one of the liveliest neighbourhoods in The Hague.
  18. 18. The Walk

    Why not get your feet measured here for handmade gentlemen's shoes.
  19. 19. Yogisha

    This lovely speciality shop of a must for yoga fans.
  20. 20. The Pasta Canteen

    Stop at the much-loved, no-nonsense restaurant on Prins Hendrikplein.

Hip shopping in The Hague

The Hague is bursting with unique, small shops. This shopping route will take you through the shopping streets with the most boutiques, concept stores and lunch spots on the edge of The Hague's city centre: from the surprising Boekhorststraat via the trendy Court Quarter (Hofkwartier) to the much-loved Sea Heroes Quarter (Zeeheldenkwartier) where locals love to shop.

  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 of this shopping route is where Boekhorststraat and Zuidwal meet, around 10 minutes’ walk from The Hague HS (Hollands Spoor) train station:
    • Leave the station via the main entrance and cross the tram tracks towards the wide street ahead of you.
    • Follow Stationsweg for 550 m.
    • After the bridge, turn left along the canal (Dunne Bierkade).
    • Walk 450 m along the canal on the left-hand side, until you see Boekhorststraat to your right and find yourself at the start of the so-called Makers Quarter (Makerskwartier).
    If you are coming from Grote Marktstraat in the centre, then take the following route from the Bijenkorf to the starting point:
    • Walk between the Bijenkorf and River Island, through the Chinese gate.
    • Follow this road for 450 m until you come to the canal, where you will turn right.
    • Continue a further 450 m along the canal on the left-hand side, until you see Boekhorststraat to your right and find yourself at the start of the so-called Makers Quarter.
  2. 1. Boekhorstraat

    The astonishing Makers Quarter is where you will find many young creatives from The Hague.
    • From the Makers Quarter, walk along Boekhorststraat towards the towers of the Grote Kerk (Big Church) in the distance.
  3. Be sure to step inside the studio of Mademoiselle Cecile (no. 157) where you will find elegant leather bags and accessories for sale.

    • Leave Boekhorststraat and cross the wide street towards the white building on the other side - watch out for the many cyclists and cars.
    • Turn right at this building and walk towards the buildings with terraces, the Grote Markt.
    • Walk past the steps on your right-hand side (which lead to the tram tunnel entrance).
  4. 2. Grote Markt

    This is where the many creative and distinctive people in The Hague meet in some of the many cafés.
    • Turn left by the restaurant Hoender and Hop and walk past the various cafes on your right-hand side.
    • Leave the Grote Markt by the striking yellow bike on a high pillar.
    • Continue walking on to Schoolstraat, until you come to clothes shop Funkie House and the cute travel book shop on your left-hand side.
  5. 3. Funkie House

    Cosy store with premium streetwear brands, denim and sneakers.
  6. 4. Travel Bookstore Stanley & Livingstone

    A visit to this lovely shop feels like a trip around the world.
    • Follow the path along Schoolstraat, until you come out by the Big Church (Grote Kerk).
    • Turn right here towards the building with the red awnings and the striking white towers, the old city hall.
    • In front of this building, follow the tram tracks around the corner to the left.
    • Don't follow the entire bend, but stop half way along and walk towards the lovely brick building with Italian towers, designed by Dutch architect Berlage.
    • Continue walking past the building, on to Prinsestraat.
  7. 5. Prinsestraat

    It's a much-loved street for a good reason: this is where you will find all manner of trendy boutiques.
  8. We absolutely recommend the concept store, Collectiv (no. 3), run by numerous entrepreneurs and designers from The Hague.

    • On Prinsestraat, take the first right on to Nobelstraat.
    • Walk till the historic auction house to your left, the so-called Venduehuis.
  9. 6. Venduehuis

    Do visit this historic auction house during viewings days.
    • From the Venduehuis, continue in the same direction till the small crossing.
    • Continue walking past this on to Papestraat, past the various trendy speciality shops, or turn right if you are in need of a break: making sure you stop at the bistro at no. 6 that is a local favourite.
  10. 7. Bar Bistro De Twee Heeren

    If you find yourself here in the early evening, make sure to stop for a glass of wine at these two gentlemen.
  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.
    • At the small crossing that you just passed, turn right onto Oude Molstraat.
    At the Michael Barnaart van Bergen boutique you can also switch to our other route 'Stylish shopping in The Hague', which takes you along the most fancy shopping streets in The Hague city centre.
  12. Did you know that the streets here are so winding because they used to be dune paths?

  13. 9. Hofkwartier Den Haag

    This historic neighbourhood is full of all kinds of craft and hip shops.
    • At the end of Oude Molstraat, turn left in front of the gate that leads to the rear of Noordeinde Palace, on to Molenstraat.
    • Exit Molenstraat until you find yourself back on the crossing on Prinsestraat.
    • Turn right here.
  14. 10. ShirtDeal

    A treasure trove for men that love great shirts.
    • If you are feeling peckish, then cross the street to your left to Friet District at no. 73.
  15. 11. Friet District

    This appealing snack bar is the place to eat fries made by Michelin star chef, Niven Kunz.
    • Continue walking past the shops on Prinsestraat until you exit the street: to the left you will see a lovely canal with terraces on the boats, and to your right the entrance to the palace gardens.
  16. 12. Café de BieB

    The boat terraces include one called De BieB: an ideal spot to take a break and make the most of a sunny day.
  17. 13. Palace Garden

    Or why not enjoy the peace and quiet of the palace gardens where you might even spot Máxima.
    • Leave Prinsestraat, following the road in the same direction.
    • Don't walk past the palace gardens, but left along the canal across Toussaintkade where you will find a number of lovely galleries.
  18. 14. Galerie Ramakers

    Enjoy the idiosyncratic art in this lovely space.
    • Exit the last section of Toussaintkade.
    • Cross the street towards a square which is the start of the cool Sea Heroes Quarter (Zeeheldenkwartier).
    • Walk across the square and turn left at the children's book shop on the corner, on to Piet Heinstraat.
    • Follow this shopping street for a further 250 m.
  19. Make sure that when you are enjoying the lovely shops, you don't forget to look up: there are many beautiful Jugendstil buildings.

  20. 15. Marius Your Winefriend

    Why not step inside for a chat or to try what's on offer.
    • Continue along Piet Heinstraat.
    • At the big road crossed by the tram tracks, turn right on to Zoutmanstraat, another important shopping street in the Sea Heroes Quarter (Zeeheldenkwartier).
    • Follow this street for 170 m, until you come out on to a large square, Prins Hendrikplein.
  21. On Zoutmanstraat, don’t miss the leatherwear shop, Priester (no. 12), Classicdesign Interior (no. 41) and design shop YurtStore (no. 43)!

  22. 16. Namasté Café

    A perfect location to recharge.
  23. 17. Zeeheldenkwartier

    You're now in the centre of one of the liveliest neighbourhoods in The Hague.
    • At the square, turn left between the two imposing grey-brown buildings on to Prins Hendrikstraat, another well-known shopping street in the Sea Heroes Quarter.
    • Stroll past the various small shops on Prins Hendrikstraat, until you finally come out by number 138 on the left-hand side.
  24. 18. The Walk

    Why not get your feet measured here for handmade gentlemen's shoes.
  25. While on this street, don't forget to visit Normal gets you nowhere (no. 74), Achtung Baby children's shop (no. 97) and Bar and Zo (no. 103).

  26. 19. Yogisha

    This lovely speciality shop of a must for yoga fans.
    • Walk back along the shopping street to Prins Hendrikplein.
    • Turn right at the square if you fancy a grabbing a bite to eat or something to drink.
  27. 20. The Pasta Canteen

    Stop at the much-loved, no-nonsense restaurant on Prins Hendrikplein.
    • Leaving the restaurant, turn left to walk clockwise around the square.
    • Cross Prins Hendrikstraat 25 m further up (note: there is no pedestrian crossing here).
    • Continue for 50 m with the square to your right.
    • Turn left where the tram tracks enter Zoutmanstraat from the square. After 50 m you'll see the stop for tram 16 on the left-hand side.
    • Take tram 16 towards Wateringen and get off in the centre, at The Hague Central Station or Hollands Spoor. Have a safe trip home!