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Theesalon De Waterkant Westbroekpark

Hidden gems in The Hague

Every city has them, those hidden gems that you don't see very easy. Special places that you don't want to miss. We have listed a few here. But don't tell anyone ok!
  • Rusthofje
    You will find this national monument behind the Kloosterkerk. One of the few courtyards that is open to public.The 'Rusthofje' is an oasis of peace in the middle of the city.

  • Monastic Store / Willibrorduskapel
    In this small monastery shop, the brothers of St. John sell their home-brewed beer and other monastery products. Above the shop is the chapel. A must see, if only for the beautiful stained glass windows.

Monastic Store
  • Tearoom de Waterkant
    This cute tearoom with a lovely garden is little bit hidden in the Westbroekpark. Have a freshly baked scone with your tea. You can also rent a rowing boat, to lose the calories of that scone!

Tearoom de Waterkant
  • Oud Katholieke Schuilkerk (Old Catholic Hideout Church)
    In the cosy Hofkwartier you will find, just behind a door, a completely beautiful baroque church from the time when Catholic mass was forbidden. Definitely worth a visit.

Old Catholic Hideout Church

Stadstuin Emma’s hof (Citygarden Emma's court)

  • In the triangle Weimarstraat / Beeklaan / Galileïstraat, you will find Emma's court, a beautiful, publicly accessible city garden. It is a meeting place for young and old in this multicultural neighborhood. The sustainably furnished garden offers a nice and quiet place for adults and a natural playground for young children.
  • Paleistuin (Palace Garden) 
    Not many people know that you can visit the garden of Noordeinde Palace. A lovely place in the middle of the city to recharge or a have small picnic.

Palace Garden
Geheime plek - Paleistuin
Palace Garden
  • Courtyard garden Restaurant Schlemmer
    Schlemmer is a café - restaurant where you will meet local artists, actors and politicians. Go down the stairs to the beautiful garden to enjoy your coffee or a delicious Flammkuchen.

Cafe Restaurant Schlemmer
  • Garden of Pulchri Studio
    Pulchri Studio in The Hague is an association of artists and located in a beautiful building at the Lange Voorhout. You can also have a drink here, which is highly recommended, especially in the garden in summer.

Pulchri Studio
  • Stadsboerderij Pluk!
    A little out of town but well worth the detour this urban farm. You can watch animals, have a drink, have lunch (of course with fresh ingredients from the garden) and pick vegetables and fruit.

City Farm Pluk
  • James Turrell - Celestial Vault
    In the dunes nearby Kijkduin, where light can have such a tangible presence, artist James Turrell created a place to gaze at the sky. At the top of one of the rubble dunes, a bowl in the shape of an ellipse has been built, 30 meters wide and 40 meters long. A wall of earth, approximately 5 meters high encloses the bowl.

Celastial Vault
Hemels Gewelf -James Turrell
Celestial Vault by James Turrell
  • Spotting Scottish Highlanders
    How cute are these Scottish Highlanders grazing in the beautiful Westduinpark?. It is in any case a beautiful area to walk or cycle through. And who knows, you might even run into this hairy fellow!
Schotse hooglander Westduinpark
Scottish Highlander
  • Gallery MIAW
    Of course you officially go here for the art, but the location is just as special. In the hidden Oog in Zeilstraat you will find a historic spot where you can imagine yourself in the Italian countryside. Complete with well and chapel. The location is open every weekend and gallery MIAW (Make It Art Worthy) shows art by The Hague makers.
MIAW Oog in Zeilstraat Den Haag put
MIAW Oog in Zeilstraat Den Haag
Well and chapel in the Oog in Zeilstraat
  • Climbing The Hague Tower
    Did you know that you can climb the tower of the Big Church? There are 288 steps, but once at the top you will be rewarded with a great view over The Hague. 
Toren Grote Kerk
View from The Hague Tower
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