Everything is possible in culinary The Hague. Trendy and authentic melt together in the great variety of world cuisines. Have a drink in one of the secluded courtyards or enjoy various culinary delights at a hip restaurants or a trendy foodhall in the citycenter
Or what about tasting fresh seafood in at a fancy restaurant in the harbour or drink a cocktail while watching the sun set in a relaxed beach bar?
We give you all the good places! 'Eet smakelijk' as we say in Dutch.
The Hague city centre
Eating and drinking in the Hague means enjoyment alongside historic canals, on squares, terraces on boats, from kitsch, smooth lines and minimalistic to typical Dutch food. 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.
Scheveningen beach and harbour
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.
Please note. The seaside resort of Kijkduin is currently under renovation, consequently access has been adjusted and is limited.
Numerous culinary festivals and events take place in The Hague throughout the year. There are, for example, 'Vlaggetjesdag' in the port of Scheveningen, the Tong Tong Fair on the Malieveld and nice foodtruck festivals in parks and on the beach. You will find the exact dates in the calendar on our website.