The Hague

Travel Guide
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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

The Hague Marriott Hotel
The Hague Marriott Hotel
4 out of 5
Johan De Wittlaan 30, The Hague
The price is ¥11,639 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in Scheveningen, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from Omniversum, Museon, and Kunstmuseum Den Haag. World Forum Convention Centre and Peace Palace are ...
4.1/5Very Good! (817 reviews)
Sub par experience
"Hotel & overall experience sub par to my previous experience with Marriot hotels. Albeit very friendly staff, our check in took about 30-45min long (as they were not find our reservations..). The hotel rooms and bathroom are in dire need of updating. But the cherry on the top was the very poor/ horrible ..."

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

The Hague Marriott Hotel
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 ¥17,993 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Located in Scheveningen, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk and within a 5-minute walk of Holland Casino Scheveningen, Scheveningen Beach, and Scheveningen ...
3.7/5Good! (989 reviews)
"The location is amazing especially if you have Sea view. The room was perfectly clean and modern but the hallways looked horrible - dirty stained carpet and walls need to be painted."

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

Grand Hotel Amrâth Kurhaus The Hague Scheveningen
Van der Valk Palace Hotel Noordwijk
Van der Valk Palace Hotel Noordwijk
4.5 out of 5
Pickeplein 8, Noordwijk
The price is ¥11,788 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
This family-friendly Noordwijk hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Museum Noordwijk and Lighthouse Noordwijk. Streekmuseum ...
4.2/5Very Good! (595 reviews)
Great Hotel. Will stay here again
"This is the second time that I've stayed here. Both times were great. Great hotel, staff are well trained and attentive. WIFI is amazing. Rooms are big, bed a little hard, but the bathrooms are great shower room and bath. Perfect. Great value for money. I know it was out of season, but price was ..."

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2020

Van der Valk Palace Hotel Noordwijk
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Bed & Breakfast Studio's The Hague
Bed & Breakfast Studio's The Hague
2.5 out of 5
Nieuwe Parklaan 70, The Hague
The price is ¥8,930 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 29
Located in Scheveningen, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Atlantikwall Museum and Madurodam. Scheveningen Pier and Scheveningen Beach are also within ...
2.9/5 (113 reviews)
Basic Accommodation in The Hague
"Very basic room. Bath towels minute - size of normal hand towels and inadequate. Shower OK but no extractor fan so whole room steamed up quickly. Room on ground floor very noisy when other guests return. I would classify this hotel as student style accommodation."

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2017

Bed & Breakfast Studio's The Hague
B-aparthotel Kennedy
B-aparthotel Kennedy
3 out of 5
Stadhoudersplantsoen 18, The Hague
The price is ¥11,788 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in Scheveningen, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Museon and World Forum Convention Centre. Peace Palace and Scheveningen Beach are also ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (410 reviews)
"Pros: clean, environmentally friendly practices, easy check-in, good privacy. Cons: painful check-out process, breakfast not worth add-on pricing, nearest grocery store some ways away, no kitchen sink so difficult to clean dishes outside of limited bathroom sink. Recommendations: try to minimize ..."

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2020

B-aparthotel Kennedy
BizStay Harbour Scheveningen Apartments
BizStay Harbour Scheveningen Apartments
4 out of 5
Hellingweg 98B, The Hague
Located in Scheveningen, this apartment building is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Kijkduin Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Scheveningen Beach and Scheveningen Pier. Madurodam ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (14 reviews)
"Great property in a great location - overlooking Scheveningen harbour and just a short walk both to the beach or to the town centre. Well-designed, tastefully-furnished and well-appointed modern apartment. Having a parking space for our exclusive use was also helpful. Wouldn’t hesitate to stay there ..."

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

BizStay Harbour Scheveningen Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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