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Uitwaaien in de winter op het strand van Scheveningen

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. 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 Winter in the city centre

The city centre is ready for the cosy winter months. With a battery of winter events, there is something to do every day. Think of street entertainment, concerts and many more! Complete your winter this year by combining your visit with a shopping trip and finishing with a bite to eat at one of the many catering establishments. See also the complete winter calendar.

Experience The Hague Highlights: 'Colour the City'

It's time again for The Hague Highlights, the high-profile light event. This time, the spotlight focuses on the beautiful museum Escher in the Palace, located in the heart of the Museum Quarter. A unique experience awaits, as not one, but hundreds of artists enchant the facade of museum Escher in Het Paleis with a stunning light show called 'Colour the City' (Kleur de Stad). From Wednesday 24 January to Saturday 10 February 2024, the city will come alive with this enchanting work of light art.

Fifteen artists will have the opportunity to create a one-minute animation each, which will then be impressively projected on the façade of Escher in Het Paleis. Residents could also submit their own colouring pictures. Who knows, maybe you will admire your own work during The Hague Highlights.

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Escher in het Paleis Canvas_MrBeam Foto: Anne Reitsma
From Wednesday 24 January to Saturday 10 February, The Hague Highlights will take place. Don't miss it!

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. Madurodam is magically decorated and illuminated with tens of thousands of lights during Winter Weeks Madurodam. See also the complete winter calendar.

Enjoying winter 

Getting a breath of fresh air is always a good idea so plan a day at the beach. Clear your head and keep moving. With its 11 kilometres of coastline, The Hague is the city by the sea. Knock the sand out of your shoes and warm up afterwards at one of the many catering establishments. Are you ready for the heavier artillery? Then perhaps winter swimming is for you.

Want to do a fun indoor activity after getting out of the wind? Visit SEA LIFE, LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Scheveningen or De Pier. And there is so much more to do in this winter seaside resort:

  • Swing across the ice rink(s) at the Cool Event and enjoy unique ice sculptures by the sea. And a nice bonus: with the TheHaguePass you receive a 30% discount on tickets! 
  • Experience the most fun and cosy weeks of the year in Madurodam during the Madurodam Winter Weeks

For shopping enthusiasts, Scheveningen is also a fine place. Dive into the Keizerstraat, Badhuisstraat, Stevinstraat or Gentsestraat and shop at unique boutiques and specialty shops. Or visit Frederik Hendriklaan (Fred) or Belgisch Park. And of course, the Palace Promenade offers 365 days of indoor shopping by the sea.

How to reach winter The Hague

Day at the beach? Interparking Boulevard is the perfect and inexpensive base for a nice day out in Scheveningen. Have lunch or dinner in one of the restaurants on the boulevard, visit the cheerful Foodhall or enjoy the luxury of the Kurhaus. No need to worry about parking! You can park at Interparking Boulevard for € 12.50 a day.

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

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