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Selfie bij de Hofvijver tijdens stedentrip Den Haag

24 hours The Hague


How wonderful! You've planned a day out in The Hague and now you want to know how best to explore the city in those 24 hours. In this article you will check all the tips, from morning to evening, to make your visit to The Hague unforgettable.


Start your day nice and quiet with coffee and breakfast outside your door in the middle of The Hague's city centre. Have breakfast at Jamey Bennett's historic Place, for example. After breakfast, take a short walk through the Palace Garden. This beautiful city park is freely accessible but unknown to the general public. A real oasis in the city centre.

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Or take a nice stroll through the Hofkwartier, a shopping area full of quaint boutiques with art, crafts and second-hand shops. You will also find the oldest bakery 't Bakkertje here and the hidden Schuilkerk Willibrorduskapel with the Haagsche Broeder Brouwerij.


Stay a while longer in the old centre of The Hague. Stroll through cosy streets like Prinsestraat and Molenstraat and settle down at one of the cosy restaurants. Or walk on and have lunch on the Veenkade. Find more great hotspots for a delicious lunch in The Hague here.

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Museums in The Hague

After enjoying lunch, it's time to explore the city further. The Mauritshuis should not be missed during your visit to The Hague. In this museum, you will see masterpieces from the time of Dutch masters Rembrandt and Vermeer, among others. Close to the Mauritshuis, you will also find Rijksmuseum de Gevangenpoort, Galerij Prins Willem V, Haags Historisch Museum and Escher in het Paleis.

Meisje met de Parel

Sights in The Hague

Want to take a short sightseeing tour of The Hague like a real tourist? Take the TouristTram! A unique Hop-on Hop-off connection The Hague between city and beach with original, historic trams from The Hague. During the tour along the many tourist attractions and sights, you will learn all about The Hague via an audio tour. Extra fun: you can even listen to the audio tour in real The Hague! Get off at the Peace Palace en route for some great photos and continue on to Scheveningen to get a breath of fresh air on the beach and relax at one of the many beach bars.

Nice and active The Hague style

Also fun, visit The Hague's local hotspots instead of Scheveningen! Easily accessible from The Hague city centre:

  • The Binckhorst. Go for a Hague beer at Kompaan, a real Hague brewery with, of course, the tastiest beers on the menu. Are you more into coffee? Then head to Capriole Café. Afterwards, take a Street Art tour of Street art The Hague.
  • Zeeheldenkwartier. A creative residential area within walking distance of the Palace Garden. Lots of organic produce, local eateries and speciality shops can be found here among beautiful houses and a large square that also hosts regular markets and events.
  • For lovers of modern art, architecture and beautiful Instagram photos, there is Museum Voorlinden. You will find pieces of experiential art there.
De Binckhorst Capriole Cafe
Kompaan thuishaven en brewery
'The best mode of transport during your day out in The Hague is bicycle!'


Dinner throughout the city

Enough out and about, time to sit down to dinner with these tips for dinner in The Hague! Imagine yourself in Spain at Restaurant ñ, where you can linger late into the evening enjoying Spanish tapas and delicious wines. It doesn't get more romantic than this: this restaurant with terrace is a hidden hotspot in the middle of The Hague's city where you imagine yourself on a Mediterranean square.

Restaurant ñ

Fancy a special dining experience? Take the Hoftrammm! Get a ride through the beautiful streets of The Hague while enjoying a high-quality five-course culinary dinner. Also at Hotel Des Indes on Lange Voorhout, you will enjoy culinary delights in a beautiful ambiance.

A drink to round off your 24 hours in The Hague

The evening is still long. End this unforgettable day with a nice drink at Stan&Co or Bleyenberg. Both offer great cocktails. For cosy chats with locals or other tourists, head to the Grote Markt or the Plein. Here you will find pubs next to each other and it is lively until late in the evening.  

Don't feel like going home yet? Extend your stay in The Hague and check out our various hotel packages. That way, you can enjoy what The Hague has to offer even longer and have even more time to explore The Hague. See also our article 48 hours The Hague

Bleyenberg - rooftop
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