Places to Visit in The Hague


This building houses the International Court of Justice being the administrative building in The Hague. This is the principal judicial body of the United Nations. The palace officially opened and dates back to year 1913.

Formerly a medieval farmhouse, which was later, converted by the steward of Sates of Holland, in the year 1533 by Willem van de Goudt and later Ferderik Hendrik extended the wings and gave it the H-from look that it bears today. The Noordeinde Palace grounds are open for the tourist.

This amusement park is located in Wassenaar and it consists of campsite and Caravan Park. The major attraction in this park is its long water slides and is highly popular for its swimming pool. The water slides are the longest in entire Netherlands.

Built in 1397 this protestant church is located in Lange Voorhout in The Hague. Queen Beatrix attends occasional services to this day. Kloosterkerk has been the witness to events like royal wedding and many more and is must visit place for any tourist.

Situated in Torenstraat Stain James Church, known as Grote of Sint-Jacobskerk is a Protestant Church in The Hague and one of prominent landmarks. The credit of designing the Church goes to Cornelis Moninckx and later sculpted in the 1667 by Bartholomeus Eggers. The six-sided tower speaks of its architectural brilliance and is noted to be the tallest church in the whole of Netherlands.

This Art Museum is The Hague houses about 841 numbers of Dutch Golden Age paintings and is a favorite stop for both art lovers and tourists.  Among the collections we find works by Paulus Potter, Johannes Vermeer, Jan Steen, Frans Hals, Rembrandt van Rijn, Hans Holbein the Younger, and others. A former residence to count John Maurice of Nassau, later converted into a museum by the Netherland government.

Panorama Mesdag situated in Zeestraat, more popularly known, as Cyclorama is actually a cylindrical painting that is 40 meters in diameter, 14 meters high and gives the viewer an optical illusion by the help of a centralized observation gallery in middle of the room, recreating late 19th century village of Scheveningen along with its beaches, sea overlooking a sand dune.

In Den Hague, nature will amaze you as you can indulge in one of the ten city farms to get close to farm animals for a great experience. Among the other options, rowboats and canoe are on hire in the Westbroekpark, Zuiderpark and Madestein for excellent adventure and water sports. Apart from that cycling in the 60 km Parkenroute stretch and the municipal parks are the best for nature lovers.

It is one of three the official royal palace in The Hague that was the residence to the Royal Dutch Family. It has withstood both the World War I and II and has undergone major reconstructions and restorations since its construction in year 1645.

This Renaissance Style architecture was once the seat of the city's government. It houses beautiful paintings and now it serves as a community centre for weddings and ceremonies.

Cycling and take the boats for hire and trying out a few water sports are certain things that you can do for adventure here.

Kijkduin Beach located in Scheveningen is truly a beautiful beach with this golden sands and restaurants, surrounding pubs and coffee shops. There is a modern lighthouse and an aquarium for the visitors and facilities like spa. There is provision of surfing and swimming but some may find out to be a little chilly. One may visit Heaven 2 and see Marina and its yachts. A nice stroll around the Museum ship is entertaining. 

Apart from that, Den Haag is the home to some beautiful parks like the Miniature Park, Madurodam and the beautiful Clingendale Dutch Garden and the Japanese Garden formed in the year 1910.  

While in Den Haag one thing that will bother you the least is the food. Along with the Dutch and Dutch-Indonesian delicacies, there is availability of Thai, Continental, Japanese, Asian, Organic, Sushi and many more. In case your choice is Dutch food you can try out places like Dap & Co., FLOC, The Penthouse restaurant skybar, Restaurant Alexander The Hague, Haagsche brood- en banketbakkerij Hans en Frans are to name a few.

The cuisine here is a mix of culture, the dishes in The Hague are fusion of the exotic tastes in this city. The sweet breads with nuts and raisin fillings and bakery products, excellent wines, burgers with fillings like chicken, lamb, tuna, salmon, grilled fish, meat, and other Thai, Chinese, Indonesian cuisines are some of the most popular dishes here.

Muziekcafé De Paap and Goude Hooft are two places that light the night life in The Hague with its good food and live music, De Paap features rock and pop groups like Golden Earring and has pop, rock and funk bands. Hooft specializes in swing and jazz music with aromatic Dutch food. The Hague Philharmonic is necessary visit for classical music lovers.

Club Le Paris, Club Madness, and Danzing in Den Haag are for party lovers. You can dance to DJ mixes and forget about all your worries. Live music, dance grooves, and hosted themes are primary attractions here.

Bodega de Posthoorn, Het Brouw Café,  and O'Casey's make up a part of the night life in The Hague with excellent environment and delicious food, live music specially on weekends, quiz nights etc add more life to apart from live sport on TV. 

Snuffelbazar is the biggest flea market in The Hague it has a collection of almost all items loved by shoppers. Antique and Book Market in Lange Voorhout has collectibles like paintings, glassware, porcelain, antique furniture etc. Plein is much smaller than Antique and Book Market with a little over 45 stalls.  Flea market- The Jumping Flea Market is a popular flea market at Hague.

The other best choice for the shopping lovers is the De Passage that is the oldest shopping mall in The Hague. This UNSECO building is a grand four-storied construction that is has a hotel and is a house of one of the best retailers in fashion and accessories.

MediMarkt in the heart of the city is the best place is you want to shop for different kinds of electronic goods and computer materials.

Haagse Mart situated in the Herman Coster Street is the biggest open market in Europe. It's recorded that more than 25000 people visit this market every day. Over 500 stalls sell materials, fish flowers exotic fruit, confectionary, shoes, clothes, computer products, and more food items and fresh juices are available here.

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