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Have a Royal Winter in Den Haag

Experience the cosiest winter in The Hague


Winter is the most beautiful, warm and cosy season in the city by the sea. Plan a day in Scheveningen and be amazed by unique Royal Winter activities by the sea. Your visit is only complete with a walk through the beautifully lit city. There are several walking routes along light objects that allow you to experience the city centre and Scheveningen as never before. In addition, you can do some royal shopping for the holidays during this period! Plan your visit and take advantage of the exclusive parking deal.

'From the vast coastline to historic downtown, experience Royal Winter throughout The Hague!'
Royal Christmas Fair op Lange Voorhout in Den Haag
The Royal Christmas Fair on Lange Voorhout is one of the biggest and most fun Christmas markets in the Netherlands.

How to reach winter The Hague

Smart parking right on the edge of the city centre. Thanks to a special cooperation with Q-Park, visitors to The Hague can benefit from an attractive rate in the Malieveld and Muzenplein car parks. When you book online, you are guaranteed a spot. Check out the exclusive parking deal

The Hague is also easy to reach by public transport. As soon as you get off at The Hague Central Station, you will find yourself in a winter wonderland with atmospheric lighting and beautiful shop windows.

Plan your trip to The Hague

Q-Park parking deal

Take advantage of the exclusive parking deal at Q-Park Malieveld and Muzenplein. With a reservation, you are guaranteed a parking space!

Plan your visit
Q-Park exclusieve parkeerdeal

Winter delight in Scheveningen

This year, let yourself be swept away in an atmospheric Scheveningen. Swing across the ice rink at the Cool Event and experience the seaside resort fully enveloped in winter spheres. During Magical Scheveningen, there is a lot to experience, from carriage rides and ice-skating shows to fire acts. And in the Christmas holidays, Madurodam is magically decorated and illuminated with tens of thousands of lights during Winter Weeks Madurodam. See also the complete winter calendar.
Foto Schaatsshow Buitengewoon Scheveningen
During Magical Winter in Scheveningen, you can watch spectacular ice-skating shows.

Take a royal tour by tram, train or stately carriage

Hop on and explore the city in style! Whether you opt for an iconic carriage ride, a historic tram tour or the famous Scheveningen boulevard train, this winter you will enjoy The Hague to its fullest on a leisurely ride past all its highlights.

In December, cheerful hoofbeats will sound through the winter streets of the city centre and past the Royal Christmas Fair. You can take a free ride on our beautiful carriages. Just hop on and ride along for a stop. Discover the route and dates here to see where and when you can get on.

Or take a romantic ride on a classic tram. Because old trams run along an attractively lit route to Scheveningen - and back again. Four times a day from the Kerkplein. For 5 euros, you ride along and a guide will tell you all about the city, the beach and winter events.

And when in Scheveningen, board the famous Boulevardtrein. In a half-hour ride, you'll pass all the resort's winter highlights. Via the Pier and the shopping streets to the Cool Event ice rink. Ride along is free and you can hop on and off along the way.

Winterse rondrit in een historische tram. Buitengewoon Scheveningen
Hop on Hop off Koets.Buitengewoon Scheveningen
Who will you take a tour of The Hague with?

Shopping for the holidays

It doesn't matter whether you are looking for an original gift for Sinterklaas or a sweet present during Christmas. Even if you are looking for a gift for yourself, The Hague has plenty of different fun shops. Spread throughout the city, from Zeeheldenkwartier to the historic city centre, you will find (gift) shops in all shapes and sizes. Boutiques, concept stores, small and large department stores and so on. Or visit the lively Haagse Markt to discover local delicacies and exotic finds for (Christmas) dinner. The choice is endless!

For shopping enthusiasts, Scheveningen is also a nice place. Dive into the Keizerstraat, Badhuisstraat, Stevinstraat or Gentsestraat and shop at unique boutiques and specialty shops. While you're in the area, stop by one of the great caterers on Frederik Hendriklaan (Fred) in Statenkwartier for Christmas dinner shopping. And of course, the Palace Promenade offers 365 days of indoor shopping by the sea.

Good to know: around the holidays, the shops in the city centre are open extra long!

View the additional opening hours here
Have a Royal Winter in Den Haag
Under the twinkling lights and festive decorations, (Christmas) shopping becomes a real enchantment!
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