If you are in The Hague for business and have some spare time for a quick city-break, look no further. These tips will show you how and where to start, highlighting the best places in the city for a flash visit.
The following tips will help you ease up in The Hague after an intense business trip.
The Hague by foot
The Hague has a rich history, plenty of it mirrored in its beautiful architecture. The cultural highlights are within walking distance from The Hague Central Station. The Binnenhof for example is the political heart of The Netherlands. Built in 1250, the building is revered as The Hague’s dignified centrepiece. The Mauritshuis close by was constructed in the 17th century and currently functions as an art museum. A wondrous collection by Dutch Masters includes works by Johannes Vermeer and Rembrandt van Rijn. From here, make your way to the Noordeinde Palace and marvel at its palatial garden. Conclude your walk at the Peace Palace (Vredespaleis), serving as the International Court of Justice since 1945.
The Hague by foot
A trip to The Hague goes hand in hand with a visit to Scheveningen. A direct tramline takes you from The Hague Central Station to its sandy shores. Scheveningen is found along the North Sea and hosts plenty of sights, attractions and an impressive boulevard and harbour. The Kurhaus is by far the most imposing building in Scheveningen. Enjoy a culinary business lunch or dinner in its restaurant and top it off strolling along the beach or Scheveningen Pier. Liven it up at Crazy Pianos, an energetic and entertaining way to conclude the evening!
The name is known worldwide, yet Madurodam is often undervalued. The attraction is an awesome imitation of famous Dutch cities, structures and landmarks brought down to a 1:25 scale. The attention to detail is especially amazing. Madurodam is a perfect way to not only see the highlights of The Hague, but of The Netherlands as well.
Head out for the night
The Hague has numerous cafés and restaurants offering a formidable menu. The large number of international residents makes for a bustling and dynamic nightlife. In and around the Binnenhof and Voorhout are dozens of spots perfect for wining and dining. Savour French cuisine at restaurant Callas for example. Cocktail bars, cafés and clubs are abundant around the Grote Markt to shake it up well into the night. Visit Vavoon for luscious cocktails or dance the stress away at Het Paard van Troje!