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Visit The Hague

The Hague has certainly earned its reputation as the Netherlands’ royal city by the sea, with sprawling palaces, coastal views, and a rich history all to be discovered.

As the seat of the country’s parliament and residence of the Dutch royal family, exploring The Hague reveals a wealth of historic monuments, quaint neighbourhoods and hip hangouts. The Hague (or Den Haag in Dutch) also offers both luxury and a laidback attitude: the city has some of the most stunning palaces and museums, but its location on the coast makes it a haven for beach bums and people seeking a retreat that's perfect for taking some time out from the stresses and strains of everyday life.

Whether you’re getting dressed up for a night out at one of the Netherlands’ swankiest spots or looking to let your hair down, spending time in The Hague offers you a Dutch experience unlike any other. 

Explore The Hague

Cafes and restaurants

Chinatown, The Hague
As a truly international city, The Hague boasts an array of cafes and restaurants featuring Dutch specialities and dishes from around the world.

Shopping in The Hague

Passage, The Hague
The Hague’s pedestrianised historic city centre offers shopping seven days a week, from famous department stores like the Bijenkorf to hip design shops, boutiques and concept stores.

Practical information

Gemeentemuseum, The Hague
How to get to The Hague from anywhere in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the UK – and where to stay once you’re here.

The best museums in The Hague

Escher, The Hague
If one of your favourite things to do is wandering around museums checking out ancient artefacts and world-famous paintings, The Hague is the place for you.

Things to see in The Hague

Peace Palace, The Hague
As one of the Netherlands’ most historic cities, The Hague has no shortage of sights to see and places to visit.

The Hague: Get inspired!

One day in The Hague

If you’re taking a day trip to The Hague from Amsterdam, it can be difficult to narrow down exactly what to do in the city in just one day. Use ...

History of The Hague

Discover the rich, royal history of The Hague, where kingdoms rose and fell, leaders were born, and art and culture flourished.