The Hague

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The Hague

The Hague is the third largest city in the Netherlands and is also known as “the Residence”, “the Royal Residence” and “the City of Peace and Justice”. The Hague earns its nicknames to housing the seat of the Dutch government, the Royal Family and many international organizations, mostly of a judicial nature, including the International Court of Justice and the Permanent Court of Arbitration. Due to the presence of the embassies, international organizations, government bodies and Royal Family, The Hague is a metropolis with an international character and a majestic vibe.

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The chic court city of The Hague is a wonderful city filled with museums, beautiful shopping streets, and welcoming restaurants. The beautiful beaches of Scheveningen are nearby and a great bonus.

  • Discover The Hague and enjoy beautiful museums.
  • Rent a bicycle and spent a day at the Scheveningen beach.
  • Visit the Mauritshuis and discover its unique collection.
  • Visit Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.

Court city

The Hague is one of the most special cities in The Hague. Not just because our government seat is located here but also because of its countless monuments, historic districts, and location near Scheveningen (6). The Hague is also called ‘the Royal City by the Sea’ as well as the residence city because of the many members of the Royal House who live in the chic city.

Shopping

There are many pleasant restaurants and eateries on Plein and Grote Markt squares, which are bustling every day of the week. The shopping is as varied as the city itself, with everything from luxury department stores and well known international brands to pleasant little streets full of boutiques and small decoration shops. The Hague also has much art and culture at the highest level to offer.

A day at the beach

And finally, The Hague proves that a modern skyline and a historic inner city are a perfect combination. A treat is the Scheveningen beach, the well-known seaside resort on the Dutch coast where you can spend the day in the sun in summer and get some fresh air in winter. With attractions like Madurodam, Drievliet (4) and the Omniversum, The Hague has as much to offer to the young. You truly haven’t seen Holland until you have seen The Hague!

Accessibility and parking in The Hague

The Hague is about 30 minutes by taxi from Schiphol airport, and not far from Zoetermeer. You can also get there easily by public transport. If you travel by car, make sure to check where you are allowed to park your car.

Accommodations

Whether you like a low budget place to stay, a romantic hideaway or a boutique hotel, The Hague has a great hotel to offer for every preference and budget. Check out the comprehensive selection and book your perfect hotel here!

Editors’ tip:

Discover the Haagse hofjes, beautiful inner courtyards surrounded by small houses. The Hague has as many as 115 ‘hofjes’, confirming its reputation as the court city of Holland. Go on a hofjes walk through The Hague and discover the many hidden streets and gardens in the city.

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