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Top sights in The Hague
7 things to do in The Hague
With a modern skyline and historic center, The Hague offers many more attractions than the political infrastructure it’s famous for. There are plenty of things to do, from shopping and sightseeing to lively nightlife. But first, see our list of what to see.
With work by Rembrandt van Rijn and Johannes Vermeer, including Girl with a Pearl Earring, this is the place to visit for a sense of the Dutch Golden Age of painting. Kids go free.
4. The Peace Palace
Home of the International Courts of Justice, this is The Hague’s most famous attraction. Admission and audiotours are free, while a 45 minute guided tour costs 9.50€. Do book ahead.
5. Escher Museum
This museum in the Het Palais celebrates all things M.C. Escher – he of the mind-bending and intricate illustrations. Be fascinated by his imagination and optical illustions.
6. Louwman Museum
Love cars? Don’t miss the world’s largest private collection of classic automobiles, dating back to 1886. Tickets cost 14.50€, with concessions for large groups and children.
7. Gemeente Museum
Enjoy the largest Mondrian collection in the world at this funky museum, plus modern art, music, print and fashion exhibits. It's a great place for an introduction to Dutch art.
Frequently asked questions about The Hague
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Planning Your Visit
Where should I stay?
Hostels are a cheap option for budget travellers, while there are plenty of hotels ranging from budget to boutique, particularly around the city center, where you’re a stone’s throw from the action. In recent years, serviced apartments have become another, popular alternative.
What is the weather like?
Wondering when to come? It’s nicest in August, so visit The Hague then for more sun and mild evenings. January is the coldest month. As Holland’s close to the sea, it can rain throughout the year, so bring your umbrella just in case!
How do I get there?
Rotterdam The Hague Airport is around 30 minutes with the train or the Airport Shuttle (Bus 50) from The Hague. The airport serves most major European business cities.
Good to know
- Dutch and lots of English
- Euro (€)
- Time Zone
- UTC (+01:00)
- Country Code
- Best time to visit
- The summer months offer the nicest weather and great foliage, plus fun outdoor festivals to keep everyone entertained.
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What people are saying about The Hague
Top notch it was really worth it! The boat trip in Rotterdam's harbor was memorable. The visit of Delft was just the right amount of touring and some time to ourselves. The Didn't do much in the Hague but at least went there. The day was full throughout. Our guide Willem did an excellent job with his maps and historical story-telling, which filled in alot of the blanks for me . Very well done and would recommend it.
Very easy to use. Tour guides in the tram were so friendly and helpful. The audio guide was both informative and entertaining. Really a great way to see the city!
Experience was good, the cup of coffee and apple pie tasted good
It was better than I expected. Compact and nice tour.
Wonderful view. Free apple pie and tea. Worth seeing!