The Hague courtyards


Courtyards are often enclosed gardens surrounded by houses. The Hague counts no less than 155 courtyards, which makes it the courtyard capital of Holland. Walk through The Hague and you’ll be surprised by the city’s numerous hidden streets and gardens. Each courtyard leads you away from city life and into an oasis of tranquillity.

Famous Hague courtyards

Most Hague courtyards were built in the 19th century. By 1920, The Hague counted more than 700 courtyards. Bad maintenance and large residential developments lead to the demolition of many courtyards, but more than one hundred beautiful courtyards still remain.

Among the most beautiful courtyards in The Hague are the Hof Van Wouw, Hof van Nieuwkoop and the Rusthofje. Among the less known courtyards in and around the centre of The Hague are the Schuddegeest, Schelpstraat, Badhuisstraat and Paramaribostraat courtyards.

Courtyard walk through The Hague

Walk through The Hague and discover its most beautiful courtyards. Ask the local Tourist Information Office (VVV) for walking routes or make reservations for a guided tour. You can plan your courtyard walk on week days between 09.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. at the HOF office, Riviervismarkt 2.

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