The Hague, tourist information

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Coat of arms of The Hague
Coat of arms of The Hague

Number of inhabitants: 547.757
Number of national monuments: 1.117

Summary of The Hague


the Binnenhof of The Hague (Hofvijver side)
the Binnenhof of The Hague (Hofvijver side)

The Hague, also known as 's-Gravenhage, is the capital of the province of South Holland and has approximately 500.000 inhabitants. The Dutch government and parliament are located in the city. The Hague is a cosy, atmospheric city. has many terraces and there is a lot of culture to discover. The Hague ('s-Gravenhage) is an old city with a lot of history.


Interesting history of The Hague


The Knight's Hall in The Hague
The Knight's Hall in The Hague

The city of The Hague ('s-Gravenhage) is well worth a visit, there is a lot to see in the city, the biggest sights you can see are for example: “Paleis-Noordeinde or het Binnenhof”. The courtyard is actually on an island and it also has a lot of historical value for the city. If you are on the square of the courtyard, you can also admire the knights' hall. The courtyard used to be a castle, a number of parts of the courtyard are also still of the castle as the "Tower" of the Prime Minister and the inner part. Then another very beautiful palace that you should actually admire, that is the Peace Palace. The Peace Palace is a beautiful building with a very nice garden.

Scheveningen is also worth a visit, Scheveningen is actually a district of The Hague ('s-Gravenhage). Scheveningen is located on the North Sea and is one of the most famous seaside resorts in the Netherlands. Scheveningen also has a pleasant boulevard along 10 km of beach and there are decent nature reserves in the beautiful dunes.


The Hague Landmarks


Noordeinde Palace in The Hague
Noordeinde Palace in The Hague

The Hague ('s-Gravenhage) never had city rights, nevertheless it was already given an administrative gift in the Middle Ages. Prince Maurits already had plans to turn The Hague ('s-Gravenhage) into a fortified city, but the States General did not like this. During the early years of the Eighty Years' War, The Hague ('s-Gravenhage) was mercilessly looted and the inhabitants left The Hague. At the beginning of the 15th century, The Hague had several thousand inhabitants, making it in fact more of a city than a village.


Shopping in The Hague


The Passage in The Hague
The Passage in The Hague

Are you a shopping enthusiast? Even then you are in the best place in The Hague! There are all kinds of shops, from large to small, and from small to very small everything is there, nice streets for shopping are, for example, the Grote Marktstraat, the Haagsche Bluf, then we have the Haagse Passage, the Hoogstraat and Noordeinde followed by the Markthof until Finally we still have the Long Legs and Short Legs de Spuistraat and Vlamingstraat and the Venestraat

The Hague:
Shopping evening: Thursday
Every Sunday shopping Sunday


Things to Do in The Hague


Madurodam in The Hague
Madurodam in The Hague

Do you like visiting museums? Then you are in the right place in The Hague, there is something for everyone in The Hague. You will certainly not be bored in The Hague, the city has several theme parks, cinemas and theaters. Below you will find the overview lists.


MUSEUMS THE HAGUEATTRACTIONS THE HAGUE

Inner city:

  • Media Museum The Hague click, here   for the site.
  • The Mesdag Collection. Click here for the site.
  • Escher in The Palace. Click here for the site.
  • Gallery Prince William V. Click here for the site.
  • The Hague Historical Museum. Click  here for the site.
  • House Huguetan. Click here for the site.
  • Humanity house. Click here for the website
  • Children's book museum. Click here for the site.
  • Literature Museum. Click here for the site.
  • Louis Couperus Museum. Click here for the site.
  • Maurits House. Click here for the site.
  • Mirgation Museum. Click here for the site.
  • Museum Breda. Click here for the website
  • Museum Meermanno (House of The Book). Click here for the site.
  • Museum Sophiahoff (From India to now). Click here for the site.
  • Prison Gate Museum. Click here for the website
  • Panorama Mesdag. Click here for the site.
  • Paulus Potter House. Click here for the site.
  • Cornelis Kruseman Foundation. Click here for the site.
  • Freemasonry Museum. Click here for the site.
  • West The Hague vml, American Embassy. Click here for the site.
  • The Hague Public Transport Museum. Click here for the site.

Scheveningen:

  • Atlantic Wall Museum Scheveningen. Click here for the site.
  • Photo Museum The Hague. Click here for the website
  • GEM (museum of contemporary art). Click here for the site.
  • Museon. Click here for the site.
  • Museum Sculptures by the Sea. Click here for the site.
  • Museum Scheveningen. Click here for the site.
  • Magic Lantern Museum. Click here for the site.

view dune:

  • Atlantic Wall Museum Kijkduin. Click here for the site.
  • Loonduins Museum De Korenschuur. Click here for the site.
  • Amaze Virtual Reality Experience Center. Click here for the site. 
  • Bird Cellar Adventure. Click here for the site.
  • Boulevard train Scheveningen. Click here for the site.
  • Drievliet family park. Click here for the site.
  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Scheveningen. Click here for the site.
  • Madurodam Family Park. Click here for the site.
  • Omniversum (large screen movie theater) Click here for the website
  • Duinrell Wassenaar. Click here for the site.
  • SEA LIFE Scheveningen. Click here for the site.
  • Steam group West Zuiderpark. Click here for the site.
  • Butterflies on the Vliet. Click here for the site.

 

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CINEMAS THE HAGUETHEATERS THE HAGUE
  • TransitionCinema, cinema with special program. Click here  for the site.
  • Film house The Hague, cinema with special program. Click here  for the site.
  • Pathe Spuimarkt, cinema with regular program. Click here  for the site.
  • Pathé Buitenhof, cinema with regular program. Click here  for the site.
  • Pathe Scheveningen, cinema with regular program. Click here  for the site.
  • Theater and Cinema Dakota, cinema with special program. Click here  for the site.

 

 

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  • Amare – The Hague. Click here for the site.
  • Royal Theater Click here for the site.
  • Diligence. Click here for the site.
  • Theater De Nieuwe Regentes. Click here for the site.
  • AFAS Circus Theater. Click here for the site.
  • Theater Branoul. Click here for the site.
  • Kooman's Puppet Theatre. Click here for the site.
  • Naval hero theatre. Click here for the site.

 

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Nature & Parks in The Hague


The Dunes in The Hague
The Dunes in The Hague

The Hague is a city with a lot of nature, the city is very green and on the edge of the city you have beautiful dune areas. The Hague also has very beautiful streets, such as Lange Voorhout and the Lange Vijverberg with the large Hof pond.


Steps in The Hague


Square in The Hague
Square in The Hague


If you want to go out for a walk, that is of course also possible in The Hague. There are plenty of nice walking areas, for example you can go to the Buitenhof, the Groenmarkt, the Grote Markt, Het Plein and the Paard van Troje. These are all popular areas among walkers.


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