Royal Christmas Fair in The Hague is one of the biggest Christmas markets in the Netherlands. Twinkling lights and familiar Christmas carols at the romantic Lange Voorhout are bound to get you in the ultimate Christmas mood. Among this year's 100 stalls you'll be able to find gift ideas, wintery fashion and design decorations.
Original Christmas gifts
Royal Christmas Fair The Hague is a unique Christmas market where you can do extensive Christmas shopping in an atmosphere of good cheer. This is the number one spot for finding lovely, original Christmas gifts. A thick layer of snow completes the fairytale decorations. And a mug of hot chocolate or Glühwein is the perfect accompaniment.
With mulled wine, winter coats, Christmas lights, wood carvings, candles and all kinds of Christmas gifts, you can also enjoy a programme of children's choirs, theatre groups and storytellers.
The L-shaped Lange Voorhout in The Hague merits its reputation as one of the finest urban ensembles in Europe. Its rows of linden trees were first planted by Emperor Charles V, and are supposed to have inspired the layout of Berlin's great boulevard Unter den Linden. It was here in the 17C and 18C that the famous and fashionable came to see and be seen, particularly during the Sunday church parade. Close your eyes and it's easy to imagine the clip-clopping of hooves of the many horses that once rode along this shell-lined lane.
Royal Christmas Fair will be held in the centre of The Hague, which can be reached quickly and easily by public transport and by bike. The Lange Voorhout is within 5 - 10 minutes walking distance from Den Haag Centraal Railway Station. Various trams and buses depart from Centraal Station and Station Hollands Spoor and stop in the vicinity of the Lange Voorhout. If you're by car, follow signs to 'Centrum' from Utrechtsebaan (A4 and A12). Parking around the Lange Voorhout is limited, though. You can use Interparking Museumkwartier, which is closest by, or parking Malieveld. Check out denhaag.com/en/centre-accessibility for more information on public transport and parking.