Blessed with a beautiful coast on the North Sea, The Hague is a lively city with a deeply rooted history of politics and culture. From the historic Binnenhof, The Hague Parliament, to the King’s office, at Palace Noordeinde, you can learn more about the government of the Netherlands and its Royal Family. Not into politics? Don’t worry, there’s plenty of places to visit in The Hague for those coming for work or leisure, whether it’s a short or a long stay. And if you’re looking for well-placed The Hague accommodation, look no further than the Leonardo Royal Hotel Den Haag Promenade.
Get your bearings
Start with visiting The Hague museums and breathe the culture of the city. Some of the most important Flemish and Dutch masterworks are exhibited at Mauritshuis, a 17th-century residence turned museum, such as Girl with the Pearl Earring by Vermeer. After that, if you still feel inspired, you can visit the highly recommended Fotomuseum, a modern museum always showcasing temporary exhibitions and featuring revered photographers. There you can also fuel up at its beautiful café, that has also an inviting garden to relax and discuss art.
Head to the street market in The Hague city center, 'Haagse Mart', the biggest outdoor market in Europe. There you will find not only fresh produce, clothing and the quintessential Dutch flowers but also unique and exotic goods, a tradition backed to almost one hundred years ago. 25,000 people visit the Hague Market each market day, you can’t go more local than this. Feeling pecking? There are some great options to enjoy all sorts of fresh juices and street food.
While you’re there
While there for a business trip, a romantic weekend, or a pleasant holiday with your family, Scheveningen Beach is an absolute must. A day at the beach would not be complete without a Beach Club. Visit Zanzibar restaurant and bar for a fantastic view of the sea while sipping a fresh beverage or having a snack on one of the colourful African-styled sofas, a good idle that will make you want to come back to visit The Hague again.