The Tourist Tram is a unique Hop-on Hop-off connection in The Hague between city and beach with original, historic The Hague trams. During the tour along the many tourist attractions and sights you will learn everything about The Hague via an audio tour. With a ticket you can get on and off unlimited during the route until the last Tourist Tram goes to the depot again.
The Tourist Tram runs between the city center of The Hague and the beach of Scheveningen. The tram starts right in the center of The Hague at the Centrum stop (postal code 2511 BL Den Haag) and after a tour through the city center it runs via the Malieveld and miniature city Madurodam to the Kurhaus and Scheveningen. On the way back, the tram takes the route via the Scheveningseweg and the Peace Palace back to the center. During the route, the tram passes many tourist attractions and sights, such as Museum Escher in Het Paleis, Binnenhof, Mauritskade, the Peace Palace, Kunstmuseum Den Haag and Scheveningen and the Kurhaus. From the Kurhaus stop you can walk to the beach and highlights such as De Pier, Museum Beelden aan Zee and De Pier in a few minutes. In total, the route has fourteen stops where you can get on and off
The Tourist Tram is recognizable by the historic PCC trams in the classic Hague color scheme cream-green and the inscription Hof-on Hop-off.
Times and duration
The Tourist Tram The Hague is a Hop-on Hop-off tram connection between the center of The Hague and the beach and is operated with historic trams from the 1950s.
In 2023, the Tourist Tram will run on the following days:
- From Saturday 8th April to Sunday 25th June: all Saturdays and Sundays - except Saturday 24th June.
- Extra working days on Monday 10th April (Easter Monday), Thursday 18th May (Ascension Day), Friday 19th May and Monday 29th May (Whit Monday).
- From July 1st to September 30th: Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays - except September 9th and 10th.
- In October: all Saturdays and Sundays
- In November: only November 4th and 11th
Check the Tourist Tram website for times. The tram runs every 30 minutes between 10:15 and 16:45 from the center of The Hague to the beach of Scheveningen. During the route along the many tourist attractions and places of interest you will hear interesting stories about The Hague via an audio tour. You can hop on and off as many times as you like in a day.
Multilingual audio tour
Every seat on the Tourist Tram comes with an audio tour that explains the sights along the route. The audio tour is available in ten languages: Dutch, English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese and the Hague dialect. With Haags, the Hop-on Hop-off tram offers Dutch visitors an extra introduction to The Hague in a humorous way. Headphones are included in the price.
The Hague Public Transport Museum (HOVM) uses historic trams for the Hop-on Hop-off connection. These original Hague trams, type PCC, were built from the 1950s. The vehicles have a classic Hague color scheme: cream-yellow with green piping. The interior also breathes the atmosphere of that time. The route of the Hop-on Hop-off tram has an even longer history. The very first tram connection in the Netherlands, then a horse tram, was opened in 1864 and ran from The Hague to Scheveningen. At the time, people thronged to go along with this then new and special means of transport.
There are two types of tickets for sale for the Tourist Tram:
- Adult - €16.00
- Child (4 to 12 years) - €5.00
- Child (0 to 4 years) - Free
You can buy the tickets when boarding the tram (only debit and credit card), or in advance online via www.touristtram.nl or various online ticket agencies. Tickets are also for sale at The Hague Info Store in The Hague Central Station.
A hostess or host welcomes you in every Tourist Tram and answers all your questions about the tram ride.