The Hague is known as the justice capital of the world and is home to more than 150 international organizations, giving the city a unique, cosmopolitan atmosphere. It has wide avenues, a pretty coastline and some of the best architecture in the Netherlands. It is also an attractive seaside resort.
The Hague is built around a former hunting manor and still retains some lovely green spaces.
The Hague is unusual as a Dutch city in that it features 18th century baroque and classical buildings instead of the usual Dutch renaissance style. There are many fine, broad avenues throughout the city center.
Unusual for a large city, The Hague has a good beach, with an interesting pier and bustling promenade.
Save time by seeing all of the Netherlands' attractions in one place and in miniature form!
Pull up a seat at one of the many outdoor cafes in the square of Plein and enjoy some serious people watching.
The Hague can get cold and wet in the winter, with blustery winds coming off the North Sea. Summer is the best time to visit.
The City is served by Rotterdam The Hague Airport, with a good selection of international connections. Bus 33 connects with the metro at Meijersplein, which will take you on to the city center. The combined fare is EUR4.06. A taxi will cost around EUR50.
The Hague has two main rail stations, Den Haag Centraal and Den Haag HS. Both have international and regional connections but Den Haag Centraal has more international services. The fare from Amsterdam is EUR10.20.
The Hague is connected by good, toll-free motorways to Amsterdam (A4, A44), Utrecht (A12) and Rotterdam (A13).
Regular bus services run from other Dutch cities. The single fare from Amsterdam is from EUR5.
easyHotel Den Haag on Parkstraat provides good, simple accommodation in a central location with rooms from EUR49. NH Den Haag on Prinses Margrietplantsoen has a great central location and covered parking. Rooms are from EUR89.
Wassenaar - is a well-heeled neighborhood with woods, cycle paths and a pretty village-style center, with restaurants and shops close to the beach.
Scheveningen - is a bustling seaside resort area with the largest pier in the Netherlands, a casino, good beach and some fine restaurants.
Statenkwartier - is located between the seafront sand dunes and the city center. It has some of the city's most outstanding architecture and has good shopping and restaurants.
The Hague has an excellent bus and tram network with fares from EUR3.
Taxis are plentiful and reliable in The Hague. The starting fare is EUR3.50 and you will then pay around EUR3 per mile.
The Hague is one of the best cities in the Netherlands for driving. Just be careful of the many cyclists, who have right of way. Car rental is widely available from EUR20.
The best shopping is to be found along Spuistraat and Grote Marktstraat, where you will find most of the big department stores, selling everything from jewelry to fashion.
A quart of milk in The Hague is priced at EUR0.97, while a dozen eggs will cost EUR3.00.
FLOC on Prinsestraat serves modern Dutch food with menus from EUR35. The Penthouse Restaurant Skybar at the top of The Hague Tower has spectacular views and serves good steaks and seafood from around EUR25 for mains.