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The third-largest city in the Netherlands, The Hague (called 'Den Haag' locally) is home to the Dutch government as well as the royal family. It is also known as the international city of peace and justice, boasting over 200 important global organisations.

When in The Hague, make sure to check out the historic buildings that make the city influential both nationally and globally. Start with the seat of the Dutch parliament at the Binnenhof – a 13th-century Gothic castle situated by a pond. Then there’s the Huis ten Bosch Palace, the Dutch royal residence in the midst of a forest. A global icon of harmony, the Peace Palace houses prestigious institutions like the United Nations’ International Court of Justice. The impressive building is adorned by precious art and artefacts gifted by countries from all over the world supporting its ideals.

Situated on the North Sea coast, The Hague is a popular choice for travellers looking for a beach break in the Netherlands. Scheveningen is a seaside resort with stretches of sand and a picturesque pier offering adventure sports, beachfront restaurants and a Ferris wheel. The area is also home to Madurodam – a theme park with miniature models of Dutch cities dotted with iconic landmarks, tulip fields, canal houses and windmills.

Tonight

From $130 per night

This weekend

From $387 per night

Next weekend

From $342 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.04
Language Dutch
Average weekend price $144 per night
Average weekday price $150 per night
Average stay 1 night

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10

We enjoyed seeing the Girl with the Pearl.

June 23, 2022

We enjoyed seeing the Girl with the Pearl. Museums we visited were exclusively Dutch artists. Very walkable city. We had several excellent meals and found wonderful sidewalk cafes for drinks and people watching. We took a wonderful free walking tour. The Hague is a short and inexpensive train ride from Amsterdam.

Vicki
Vicki United States of America
10

Den Haag is a very nice place to visit.

May 31, 2022

Den Haag is a very nice place to visit. I especially recommended it for restaurants and shopping. Plenty of choices at centrum for do those things. I had very good city vacation at there with my wife.

Eero Koskikallio
Eero Koskikallio Finland
10

Den Haag centre, some shops, Sushi bars, restaurants.

April 28, 2022

Den Haag centre, some shops, Sushi bars, restaurants. We are not interested in other crowded bars with outdoor tables. Because too many people and noise. de Bijenkorf Den Haag. On the upper floor, you could enjoy a delicious lunch in an elegant, quiet atmosphere.

Ivars Bergmans
Ivars Bergmans Latvia
8.0

nice and comfortable stay with many varieties of food (Full...

April 23, 2022

nice and comfortable stay with many varieties of food (Full Moon and Phuket are recommended). we rented a car so it is easier to move around the city and others. It's not far from Amsterdam and the right place to visit. you can also visit world court which is a very nice place in The Hague not to be missed.

Anchalee
Anchalee
10

One of the most beatiful cities I have visited in Europe.

April 1, 2022

One of the most beatiful cities I have visited in Europe. You get around on foot quite easily. Great variety of ethnic food. Beach is just 15min by tram. I believe is an ideal city for a family to live there.

Nikolaos
Nikolaos Greece
10

The Hague is my boyfriend's hometown and I have also...

March 4, 2022

The Hague is my boyfriend's hometown and I have also lived there as an expat Brit. There are some lovely art museums, gentle streets with lovely cafes - service is the usual abrupt Dutch service - mostly a very pretty clean city. I recommend Walter Benedict, Bouzy, and if you need to catch a football or rugby game - O'Caseys. The Bleyenberg bar has a rooftop bar with great views.

Lesley
Lesley United Kingdom

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