The Hague is always beautiful and a great place to visit. Every season has its charm and there is always something to do. But spring is special.
Things to do outside in the spring
Cherry blossom in bloom
Beautiful cherry blossom trees are in bloom early in the spring. The trees have been in full bloom in the Zeeheldenkwartier and on the Maartensdijklaan since the beginning of March. At the end of March when spring starts, you can find the trees in full bloom on the Sweelinckplein and in the Zuiderpark in mid-April.
Walking on the Clingendael estate
It is wonderful to walk on the Clingendael estate during spring. Azaleas, rhododendrons and ornamental cherries bloom in spring. Their colors are enchanting. The Japanese garden is also located on the estate. This garden is only open twice a year because it is so vulnerable due to the rare flowers and plants. The Japanese Garden (the oldest and largest Japanese garden in the Netherlands) is therefore Clingendael's pride. The Japanese Garden is open from Saturday 29th of april until sunday 11th of june. The entrance is on the side of the Sterrebos. The exit is on the side of the wooden bridge (this used to be the main entrance). A maximum of 100 people are allowed in the garden.
The beach clubs will start building up again in March. A great moment and the start of hopefully a long and sunny time. With a bit of luck, you can already enjoy a drink on a terrace somewhere along our 11-kilometer-long coastline in the spring, whether or not behind a window.
The hyacinth forest is located on Landgoed Ockenburgh. In April, the forest blossoms into a beautiful area full of wild hyacinths. Silence and nature predominate. A beautiful piece of nature in The Hague!
This park on the Scheveningseweg is always a wonderful place to walk, but in the spring it is completely irresistible. Then the bluebells bloom. It then smells delicious and looks beautiful. Park Sorghvliet can only be visited with an annual ticket. This ticket is for sale at The Hague Info Store (while stocks last).
Art and Antiques Market
Although this market takes place all year round, it is most atmospheric during the spring and in the summer when it is on the Lange Voorhout. This stately avenue lends itself very well for strolling along the many stalls full of antiques, books, paintings and art. Take a break on one of the cozy terraces around the market. From spring onwards, all kinds of food, lifestyle and creative markets will be organized in the city.
One of the best kept secrets is the sculpture garden of Clingenbosch. This is the estate that also houses the Voorlinden museum. From May to October there is a guided tour of the impressive sculpture garden every Thursday. Here you will come across work by, for example, Henry Moore and Anish Kapoor. You must register in advance for this tour. An absolute must!
Learn more about The Hague during a walk or excursion. You can explore the city on your own with one of our free online walks. Or admire a number of courtyards with a guide from the Guild. Did you know that The Hague has more than 115 courtyards? Also nice: watch The Hague relaxed from the water with one of the canal cruises.
Canal cruise with The Hague Boat
Dicscover The Hague
Check here how you prefer to discover The Hague; on foot, by bicycle or by boat.
Most outdoor attractions open their doors again for a fun day out for the whole family. Admire the Netherlands in miniature at Madurodam, discover the marine life at Sealife or go on a rollercoaster in Duinrell.
Although there is plenty to do in The Hague, a trip outside the city can also be fun. We therefore definitely recommend Keukenhof. Close by and a must see; you must have seen the color splendor of all the flowers once. 50 million people from all over the world have already preceded you. Click here for an impression of the Keukenhof.
Westbroekpark The Waterkant tea room will open in March in the beautiful Westbroek Park. a nice place for a tea with cake or a glass of prosecco. In an active mood? Then rent one of the rowing boats and explore this beautiful park while rowing.
Terraces and innergardens
What could be better than a cup of coffee on a terrace or a drink in a cozy courtyard? In addition to the terraces on the beach, The Hague has many more places where you can sit outside. You will find many terraces on the Grote Markt and on the Plein. Various catering establishments also have inner gardens where you can enjoy yourself, such as Pulchri Studio or Schlemmer.