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The HagueNetherlands

Enjoy stately mansions, palaces and art museums, historic city parks and a long sandy beach in the attractive city that is the seat of the Dutch government.

Explore The Hague’s many cultural gems, from museums packed with masterpieces to former royal residences and palaces. Nature lovers will appreciate the city’s spacious parks and long sandy beach.

Officially called ‘s-Gravenhage, this proud Dutch city is more often referred to as Den Haag (The Hague). The capital of the Zuid-Holland province, The Hague is home to the International Court of Justice and the Dutch parliament. Contemporary architecture, boutique shops, exotic restaurants and futuristic nightclubs give the historic city a modern twist.

The Hague’s good network of trams and buses make it easy to get around without a car. Your first port of call should be Madurodam, because this miniature park displays many of the country’s major buildings and inventions.

To get a bird’s-eye view of the city itself, ride the glass panorama elevator of The Hague Tower to the 41st floor. Have a drink in the restaurant at the top of the tower or head to the bars around the city’s central squares Plein and Grote Markt.

Look up at the historic tower where the Dutch prime minister works at central Binnenhof. This palatial complex has a public courtyard and you can tour the buildings with a guide. Stroll past former palaces and mansions along the historic tree-lined avenue called Lange Voorhout.

Don’t miss your chance to see two world-famous Dutch masterpieces: Girl with a Pearl Earring by Vermeer and Victory Boogie Woogie by Mondriaan. The Vermeer is just one of the works by Dutch masters in the historic Mauritshuis. Find the Mondriaan and other famous European contemporary art in the striking Gemeentemuseum.

On a sunny day, follow the locals to the parks or the beach. The rose garden in the spacious Westbroekpark and the Japanese garden of Clingendael Park are exceptional botanical displays. Another great place for a stroll is Scheveningen Beach, where you can watch the sun go down and go partying after dark.

Reach The Hague by flying into Rotterdam The Hague Airport and then catch a train or shuttle bus to the city center. There are also national and international train routes to The Hague.

Where to stay in The Hague

Scheveningen Beach featuring a lighthouse

Scheveningen

4.5/5Wonderful!(66 area reviews)

Scheveningen is a destination visitors seek out for is beaches, abundant dining options, and seaside views. You might want to check out attractions like Scheveningen Beach or Scheveningen Pier while you're exploring the neighborhood.

Scheveningen
The Hague which includes a city

The Hague Center

4.5/5Wonderful!(120 area reviews)

Museums, art galleries, and historic sites are some highlights of The Hague Center. Make a stop by Mauritshuis or Binnenhof while you're exploring.

The Hague Center
A bike tour in the tulips fields was on my bucket list, and we made it!  The days was hot and sunny, and the fields full of tulips! It was a colourful and amazing sight for the flower lover in me!  I highly recommend such an experience!

Lisse City Center

5/5Exceptional!(4 area reviews)

Visitors to Lisse City Center enjoy its gardens, and if you want to do some exploring, Museum De Zwarte Tulp is worth a stop.

Lisse City Center
Scheveningen Beach featuring a lighthouse

Scheveningen Badplaats

While visiting Scheveningen Badplaats, you might make a stop by sights like Scheveningen Beach and Sea Life Scheveningen.

Scheveningen Badplaats
Beautiful beach, especially these water features which appear just next to the entrance to the harbor.

Vissershaven

While visiting Vissershaven, you might make a stop by sights like Scheveningen Beach and Kijkduin Beach.

Vissershaven
Gemeentemuseum which includes a river or creek

Zorgvliet

Museums, bars, and beaches are just a few things travelers enjoy about Zorgvliet. Check out Peace Palace or Museon while you're exploring the area.

Zorgvliet

Top Hotels in The Hague

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Novotel Den Haag World Forum
Novotel Den Haag World Forum
4 out of 5
Johan De Wittlaan 42-44, The Hague
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $103 per night

Located in Scheveningen, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of World Forum Convention Centre, Madurodam, and Peace Palace. Scheveningen Beach and Scheveningen ...

4.1/5Very Good! (905 reviews)

"Perfect atmosphere lovely staff great service Only issue parking is quite far"…"

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

Novotel Den Haag World Forum
Grand Hotel Amrâth Kurhaus The Hague Scheveningen
Grand Hotel Amrâth Kurhaus The Hague Scheveningen
5 out of 5
Gevers Deynootplein 30, Scheveningen, The Hague
The price is $185 per night

Located in Scheveningen, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk, just steps from Holland Casino Scheveningen, Scheveningen Beach, and Sea Life Scheveningen. ...

3.9/5Good! (2,272 reviews)

"The only thing negative was the beer. Ive never heard of the type of beer thats not a problem but the taste wasn't correct. Someone needs to look after the beer that knows beer"…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Grand Hotel Amrâth Kurhaus The Hague Scheveningen
The Hague Marriott Hotel
The Hague Marriott Hotel
4 out of 5
Johan De Wittlaan 30, The Hague
The price is $113 per night

Located in Scheveningen, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from Omniversum, Gemeentemuseum, and Museon. World Forum Convention Centre and Peace Palace are also ...

4.1/5Very Good! (760 reviews)

"Modern decor; clean and sparkling room as well as common spaces; friendly, helpful staff; great location"…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

The Hague Marriott Hotel

Popular places to visit in The Hague

Keukenhof Gardens
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Keukenhof Gardens

4.5/5(667 reviews)

Explore Keukenhof Gardens, a favorite green space in Lisse, and also enjoy the area's biking trails. Check out the top-notch restaurants or lively bars in this walkable area.

Scheveningen Beach
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Scheveningen Beach

4.5/5(72 reviews)

Walk along the esplanade, cool off in the North Sea, go surfing or enjoy a host of other activities at one of the country’s most popular beaches.

Scheveningen Pier
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Scheveningen Pier

4.5/5(130 reviews)

Find out about the history of Scheveningen Pier, one of the top monuments in The Hague. Stroll along the area's beautiful beaches or experience its fascinating museums.

Madurodam
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Madurodam

4.5/5(52 reviews)

At this park with scale models you can see all the important places in the Netherlands, and admire the country’s groundbreaking designs, in just hours.

Peace Palace
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Peace Palace

4.5/5(72 reviews)

Explore the grand rooms and chambers of this early 20th-century palace, where countries meet to try and resolve their differences. 

Mauritshuis
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Mauritshuis

5/5(24 reviews)

See the famous Girl with the Pearl Earring as well as numerous other masterpieces by Vermeer, Rembrandt and other Dutch painters in this exceptional art museum.

Top things to do in The Hague

Private Sightseeing Tour to Keukenhof and the Windmills
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Private Sightseeing Tour to Keukenhof and the Windmills

$528
Per adult
Small group full day trip to Rotterdam, Delft and The Hague
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Small group full day trip to Rotterdam, Delft and The Hague

$180
Per adult
The Royal Delft Experience
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The Royal Delft Experience

$15
Per adult
Electric drive it yourself Dune & Beach GPS audio tour
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Electric drive it yourself Dune & Beach GPS audio tour

$96
Per adult
Electric drive it yourself Countryside GPS audio tour
Image for Electric drive it yourself Countryside GPS audio tour

Electric drive it yourself Countryside GPS audio tour

$96
Per adult
SEA LIFE Scheveningen Admission Ticket in The Hague
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SEA LIFE Scheveningen Admission Ticket in The Hague

$16
Per adult

Reviews of The Hague

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 68.42105263157895%
4 - Good
37
4 - Good 27.81954887218045%
3 - Okay
3
3 - Okay 2.255639097744361%
2 - Disappointing
1
2 - Disappointing 0.7518796992481203%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.7518796992481203%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 4, 2020

friendly people, quiet, clean, walkable

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 12, 2019

I love The Hague and all it’s wonders. I learn and see more every time I visit.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 8, 2019

Nice place! Can feel Europe!

5/5 - Excellent

HappyTraveler

Nov 17, 2019

For great workouts on the beach, contact De Bakfiets Gym. They’re awesome!

5/5 - Excellent

HappyTraveler

Nov 9, 2019

If you want to stay fit during your visit in The Hague, I highly recommend De Bak Fiets Gym, it’s a gym borne by cargo bike. The fitness instructor rides the bike hauling gym equipment to the beach. Enjoy the beach and a nice workout.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Nov 7, 2019

Maps and directions with transportation details shoul be at the hotel.

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