Where to eat in The Hague: restaurants and cafes

Whether you’re looking for a fine-dining experience to share with someone special, or a place to simply stock up on some energy so you can continue exploring the city, The Hague has restaurants and cafes to suit any occasion.

The best restaurants in The Hague 

The Hague has everything: you can hide away in a hidden garden to enjoy bar bites with friends, cosy up in a tiny café, or rub elbows with the elite in Michelin-starred restaurants. The Hague’s multicultural identity has cultivated a truly international food scene, where authentic dishes are served up from all corners of the world. 

Where to eat in The Hague city centre

The Hague’s city centre is always buzzing with activity, which is why you’ll find many of the most popular restaurants clustered around its quaint streets. The Hague’s two Michelin-starred restaurants are located here, including the French-focused Calla’s, located in the historic neighbourhood of Willemspark, and Zheng, a restaurant that combines the flavours and styles of Chinese and Western cooking.

Those that are in the mood for Asian flavours but don’t have the budget for such fine dining can head a little further south to The Hague’s Chinatown — which you enter through large, decorative Chinese gates — to enjoy authentic Asian cuisine. Full Moon offers dim sum and hot pot, the perfect food to share with the family or a large group, while the popular Garoeda, around the corner from Noordeinde, draws in big crowds with its genuine Indonesian rijsttafel – a multitude of dishes all served in small portions.

If you’d prefer to enjoy your food with one of the most spectacular sights in the Netherlands, The Penthouse is the place to be. It’s the Netherlands’ highest restaurant, and offers a menu just as good as its views. Or you could enjoy the city while on the move by taking a ride through the city centre aboard the Tram Restaurant Hoftramm, or enjoy lunch while on a canal cruise. 

Cafes and restaurants in Scheveningen

Scheveningen offers a different kind of culinary atmosphere, especially if you’re on the beach itself. Watch the sun set over the water while you enjoy the specialties — seafood, of course — and relaxed atmosphere. It doesn’t matter which season you visit, either, as many restaurants will break out the bonfires to help keep guests warm in the colder months.

No matter what you’re craving, there’s a restaurant in The Hague that will hit the spot. Discover the city’s culinary highlights and the best restaurants in The Hague