Winter in The Hague - Have a royal winter

Christmas really sparkles in The Hague. The winter season is a wonderful time to spend in our royal city by the sea. The shops in the fairytale-like inner city are stocked with festive gifts while the beach invites you for a breath of fresh air. We show you the best places for shopping, Christmas markets, outdoor ice skating, theatre performances, Carol concerts, New Year's Eve parties and other fun winter events.

Cultural treasury by the sea

With the most historic sites per square meter in the Netherlands, The Hague oozes culture and history. Discover the largest painting in the Netherlands: Panorama Mesdag. Admire the exquisite works of Rembrandt, Vermeer and Mondrian at the Mauritshuis and Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.

The Hague routes

Our online walking routes take you along the hidden hotspots and well-known highlights of The Hague, from beaches to shopping streets and from restaurants to palaces. Every route has its own theme and includes carefully chosen sights. Using your mobile phone, you'll be able to navigate the city easily like a real local. You don't even have to download an app: get The Hague routes free of charge from!

Wining & Dining

Everything is possible in the culinary city of The Hague. Trendy and authentic melt together in the wide variety of international cuisines. Relax over a drink in one of the sheltered enclosed gardens, taste delicacies at the trendy restaurants in the Prinsestraat, enjoy an extensive rijsttafel in an Indonesian restaurant or fresh fish, straight from the sea, at the harbour.

Insider tips

The Hague is full of the special and hidden places. This is where you turn left when everyone else goes right. To catch your breath, to taste mouth-watering food or simply to experience something unusual. Experience The Hague through the eyes of a local with the help of these surprising insider tips!