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Find out all about The Hague's districts


The Hague is a city with many faces. The Hague is spoken here in both cliché and flat Dutch. And many other languages. Each district has its own character, history and attractions. From working-class to stately districts, there is something for everyone. Each district has something unique! From the city centre, hop on a bike or tram to the sea and get off at Zeeheldenkwartier on the way. Feast on the fresh fruit at the Haagse Markt in the Schilderswijk and be surprised by the places that may still be unknown to you.


The vibrant city centre of The Hague has more to offer than the Binnenhof and Noordeinde Palace. Shop at large well-known chain shops near the Grote Marktstraat or small boutiques, sit down on one of the many cosy squares and wander into the Mauritshuis, Escher in het Paleis or one of the other museums. Everything is at walking distance from each other, so convenient!

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Passage Den Haag
Grote Markt Den Haag
The Passage and the terraces on the Grote Markt in The Hague.

Schilderswijk - A cultural melting pot

From the centre of The Hague, you can walk straight into the Schilderswijk. A lively and colourful district, where you can immerse yourself in different cultures and tastes. You can enjoy delicious food and drinks in the many catering establishments here. One of the district's highlights is the Haagse Markt, one of the largest open-air markets in Europe. Here you will find an abundance of fresh produce, herbs, spices and exotic delicacies from all corners of the world.

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Schilderswijk Haagse Markt
The Schilderswijk brings together a diverse mix of cultures and tastes.

Zeeheldenkwartier - Hip local hotspots

Zeeheldenkwartier is one of The Hague's cosiest city districts. It is the neighbourhood where you will find many authentic shops, friendly restaurants and cafés, sunny squares and beautiful art nouveau buildings. No wonder the Zeeheldenkwartier is very popular with locals in The Hague. Definitely worth a visit if you want something different!

To the Zeeheldenkwartier
Anna Paulownaplein in het Zeeheldenkwartier in Den Haag
Zeehelden is characterised by stately mansions, wide avenues and cosy streets.

Regentessekwartier - Popular with students and young families

The Regentessekwartier is a cosy and lively neighbourhood in the heart of The Hague. This neighbourhood has a historic character and is characterised by beautiful art nouveau architecture and stately mansions. The area is popular with young families as well as students and expats because of its central location and various amenities. There are numerous nice shops, cosy restaurants and cafés and the city centre is within walking distance.

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Terras van Café Emma op het Regentesseplein
Around The Regentesseplein, Weimarstraat is home to many nice shops and eateries.

Statenkwartier - Special architectural styles

Statenkwartier is a chic neighbourhood with wide avenues and beautiful architecture, mainly built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Frederik Hendriklaan (De 'Fred') - almost one kilometre long - is one of the most beautiful shopping streets in the Netherlands with numerous bookstores, cafés and restaurants. This district is also home to the Kunstmuseum, Museon-Omniversum and World Forum.

To the chic Statenkwartier
Statenkwartier Frederikhendrik plein park
This district is best known for its international character, with many expats and diplomats living there because of its proximity to the International Zone.

Binckhorst - Industrial and a raw edge

The Binckhorst is an up-and-coming district in The Hague. Originally an industrial area, it is now a hip and trendy neighbourhood known for its great catering establishments (with real Hague hotspots, don't miss them!) and striking street art.

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Scheveningen - A breath of fresh air at sea

The great thing about The Hague is that from the city centre, you are right on the beach with your feet! Scheveningen is a great place to visit all year round. End a day of shopping in the city centre with a dinner at a beach bar or a refreshing dip in the water and combine an evening at the theatre with a walk along the long boulevard. Life never stands still in Scheveningen! Tip: From the centre, or other parts of The Hague, take the tram, bike or (shared) scooter.

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Kustlijn Scheveningen met pier en de stad op de achtergrond.
From the centre of The Hague, you can get to Scheveningen in no time.

Kijkduin - Taste the freedom

In many ways, Kijkduin is smaller-scale than Scheveningen, but this also gives this seaside resort its charm!  If you want to find some peace and quiet, you can be in the dunes within minutes. The ideal place for a brisk walk or cycle ride. You can cycle straight through the dunes to Scheveningen. There is also plenty to do for children in Kijkduin!

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Hemels Gewelf - Kijkduin
Zee van ruimte - fietsen in de duinen
Kijkduin's beach is quiet and clean, and there are vast dunes to walk and cycle through.
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