Fun things to do in The Hague

At Duinrell there is of course plenty to do, but would you still like to do something fun outside our holiday park? Then go to The Hague for a day! Of course you can go to the famous places like the Binnenhof and the Vredespaleis, but we also give you some extra tips.

How to get to The Hague from Duinrell?

The Hague is about 20 minutes away by car. Please note that you cannot park for free in the centre of The Hague. Do you want to go by public transport? Bus 44 leaves every half hour directly from Duinrell to The Hague Central Station. Do you feel like cycling? That is also possible! The cycling distance from Duinrell to The Hague city centre is about 45 minutes. Choose on Google Maps for the route inside by, so you don't drive the whole stretch along the N44 motorway.


Transport within The Hague?

There are many trams in The Hague. The easiest way to get from A to B is by tram. Don't have a public transport card? At The Hague Info Store, see below, you can buy tickets for the trams. They can also answer any questions you may have about how the trams work and where they leave.


The Hague Info Store (formerly VVV The Hague)

Would you like a map? Or a nice city walk? The Hague Info Store is the place to go every day for any questions you may have. The Hague Info Store is specially designed for tourists.
Address: Spui 68, 2511 BT The Hague



Our tips for a day in The Hague:


Binnenhof and the Ridderzaal

The Binnenhof with the Ridderzaal, the tower of the Prime Minister and the Hofvijfer are the political heart of The Hague and certainly worth a visit. Don't be surprised if you see one of the ministers passing by. Tip: right next to the Binnenhof is the Plein, a nice place to have a drink.



Things to do: guided tour possible, but this only starts from 50 persons. Strolling through the Binnenhof and taking a picture at the famous Torentje is completely free of charge. 
Binnenhof 1, 2513 AA The Hague


Noordeinde Palace

Noordeinde Palace is the working palace of the current king and is located in the centre of The Hague. Next to the palace are the royal stables and behind the palace is the Palace Garden.


Things to do: The Palace is only open a few days a year. The palace is impressive and beautiful from the outside to see, so therefore worth a visit. The Palace Garden can be visited and is open daily from 08:00 to 18:00. A nice place to go picnicking!
Adress: Noordeinde 68, 2514 GL The Hague




The Peace Palace, just outside the centre of The Hague, is the temple of peace and justice. The Neo-Renaissance building from 1913 in itself is already impressive to visit.


Things to do: only a few weekends a year, guided tours are organized. The Visitors Centre in front of the entrance to the palace is accessible. Admission is free.
Adress: Carnegieplein 2, 2517 KJ The Hague



Shopping in The Hague

The Hague is a shopping city par excellence. You'll find a mix of well-known department stores, chain stores and typical shops in The Hague. Venestraat and Wagenstraat are the beating heart of the city centre of The Hague, but outside you'll also find nice streets with small boutiques.



When: Most shops are open daily from 10:00 to 18:00, with the exception of Monday (12:00 - 18:00), Thursday (10:00 - 21:00) and Sunday (12:00 - 17:00).
Adress: the Venestraat, the Wagenstraat and streets around it.



Cruise through the canals of The Hague

Would you like to see The Hague from a different angle? From April to October you can take a one-and-a-half hour cruise through the centre of The Hague from the Bierkade. The skipper is a local, knows The Hague like the back of his hand and is happy to tell you all about it.



Things to do: Tickets and info via the site of De Ooievaart. Out of season it is possible to rent a private boat. Tip: near the departure point you will find Bierspecialcafé de Paas. A favourite place among the Hagenese, because they serve almost all the beers here.
Adress: Bierkade 18B, 2512 AB The Hague



The Hague Market

Every city has its own market, but the one in The Hague is very special. The Hague Market is the largest market in the Netherlands. On busy days there are up to 40,000 visitors a day. You can buy everything from fruit, bread to fish, flowers and household items. The whole of The Hague comes here to do some shopping. Tip: bring some sweet dates, figs, nuts and fresh fruit to eat!


When: The Hague Market is located outside the centre of The Hague. From Central Station and the Grote Markt (located in the city centre) there is a direct tram. Admission is free. Open on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9:00 to 17:00.
Adress: Herman Costerstraat 571, 2571 PJ The Hague




No time to visit the whole of the Netherlands, but you want to see everything? Madurodam is the Netherlands in miniature: it is a city full of miniatures of the most famous places in the Netherlands. For children they also have a lot of fun activities.


How to get there: Madurodam is located outside the city centre. From The Hague Central Station there is a direct tram to Madurodam. Buy your discounted tickets via this link. Current opening hours can be found on their website.
Adress: George Maduroplein 1, 2584 RZ The Hague




Scheveningen is a part of the city of The Hague, named after a fisherman's town that subsequently grew in popularity as a seaside resort and district in The Hague. Every season it is nice to come here. You can walk along the long sandy beach, stroll along the boulevard and enjoy a drink and a snack at one of the beach bars.



How to get there: From The Hague Central Station several trams go directly to Scheveningen.

We wish you a lot of fun in The Hague!

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