The Tourist Tram The Hague is a Hop-on Hop-off tram connection between the city centre of The Hague and the beach and is operated with historic trams from the 1950's. In 2020, the Tourist Tram operates from July 18 until November 29 on Saturdays and Sundays. Please check the website from the Tourist Tram for all days of operation. The tram runs every hour between 10:15 am and 4:15 pm from the The Hague city centre to Scheveningen beach. During the route past the many tourist attractions and sights, you will be told interesting stories about The Hague via an audio tour. Over the course of a day you are be able hop on and off the tram as much as you like.
The Tourist Tram runs between the Hague city centre and the Scheveningen beach. The route starts next to the Grote Kerk in the centre of The Hague and runs in a circuit through the city centre to the sea. On the return journey, the tram takes the route via the Statenkwartier and the Zeeheldenkwartier back to the city centre. During the tour, the tram passes numerous tourist attractions and sights such as:
- • Old city hall and Haagse Passage
- • Tourist Information (VVV) Den Haag and new city hall
- • Central station (Den Haag Centraal)
- • Lange Voorhout, Royal Theatre and Escher in the Palace (Escher in Het Paleis)
- • Hofvijver, Binnenhof (Houses of Parliament) and Mauritshuis
- • Grote Kerk
- • Brouwersgracht
- • Haagse Markt (The Hague Market)
- • Laan van Meerdervoort
- • Willem de Zwijgerlaan
- • Scheveningen Harbour
- • Frederik Hendriklaan
- • Kunstmuseum Den Haag, Fotomuseum, GEM, Museon and Omniversum
- • Prins Hendrikplein
- • Veenkade, Palace Gardens and Prinsestraat
In total, the route has 16 stops where you can get on and off.
Times and duration
The route has a total length of 16 kilometres, and is run in 57 minutes. In 2020, the Tourist Tram operates from July 18 until November 29. Check the website from the Tourist Tram for all days of operation. The tram runs every hour between 10:15 am and 4:15 pm.
Multi-language audio tour
Each seat in the Tourist Tram is provided with an audio tour explaining the sights along the route. The audio tour is available in ten different languages. Dutch, English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese and in the The Hague dialect.
The Hague Public Transport Museum (HOVM) provides the trams for the Hop-on Hop-off link. These trams, type PCC, were built in the 1950's and bases on an American design. The vehicles have the classic, The Hague livery: cream-yellow with green stripes, and offer passengers a nice view over the city.
The Tourist Tram is Corona-proof. A facemask must be used by every passenger over 12 years of age. Tickets must be purchased in advance, but this can be done until minutes before departure. We have limited the number of tickets per day, to avoid overcrowding in the trams. Be aware that, in case of unexpected high patronage, the Tourist Tram host or hostess may request you to take another tram.
There are various tickets for sale for the historic tram:
- • adult day ticket - 15 euro
- • children day ticket (4-11 years) - 5 euro
With a day ticket, unlimited use can be made of the Hop-on Hop-off tram for the entire day.
Tickets can be purchased online via www.touristtram.nl or various online ticket agencies. The The Hague Info Store in the city hall sells Tourist Tram tickets as well.
In every Hop-on Hop-off tram, a host/hostess is available to answer your questions.