Guide to the Hague

ACCOMODATION


There are lots of hotels in the city for your to choose from. Here is some information on where you can stay:

Restaurants

The Hague has a great selection of restaurants. Here are a few you can choose from:


Public Transportation
HTM buses and trams can take you anywhere within the Haaglanden region, which consists of The Hague, Delft, Rijswijk, Voorburg, Leidschendam, Nootdorp, Wateringen and Zoetermeer.

Website: www.htm.nl/smartsite.dws?id=1010 
HTM: Den Haag tram information
NS strives to provide convenient, fast, safe and affordable travel and to ensure that people can reach their destinations in a sustainable manner within the Netherlands.

Website: https://www.ns.nl/
NS (Nederlandse Spoorwegen): Den Haag train information
Sightseeing (Leiden):
"A University Town and Pilgrim Host"
  1. Pieterskerk
    Pieterskerk
    No longer a place of worship, this church is closely associated with the Pilgrims, and their leader John Robinson is buried there. Located at Pieterskerkhof 1a, phone (071) 512 4319, hours: daily 13:30 – 16:00.
  2. Leiden American Pilgrim Museum
    Leiden American Pilgrim Museum
    Located in a 17th century house which has been outfitted to give you an idea of how the Pilgrims lived during their eleven years in Leiden. Located at Beschuitsteeg 9, phone (071) 512 2413, hours: Wed. – Sat. 13:00 – 17:00.
  3. De Burcht
    De Burcht
    Around the corner form the Pilgrim Museum is an 11th century fort on a hill. Climb to the top for an overview of Leiden.
  4. Molenmuseum De Valk (Windmill Museum)
    Molenmuseum De Valk (Windmill Museum)
    A real experience! This grain mill offers seven floors of ladder climbing plus a peek at the inner workings and the miller’s quarters on the ground floor. A video show (also offered in English) explains various types of mills. Located at 2e Binnenvestgracht 1, phone (071) 516 5353, hours: Tues. – Sat. 10:00 – 17:00, Sun. 13:00 – 17:00.

There are many other interesting museums and places in Delft, Leiden and The Hague which can be located through a good guide book or the following websites.

  • The Hague Info: www.the-hague.info/sights

  • Trip Advisor: www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g188633-Activities-The_Hague_Zuid_Holland.html

  • My Travel Guide: www.mytravelguide.com/attractions/ctattractions-17858502- Netherlands_The_Hague_attractions.html

  • Mapquest: www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?city=Den+Haag&country=nl

Sightseeing ideas can be found at the tourist offices (VVV) in most towns usually located near the main train station. Below is a listing of some museums and tourist spots:

Sightseeing (Den Haag):
"The Seat of Dutch Government"
  1. Madurodam
    Madurodam
    A miniaturised compendium of famous Dutch buildings and features, including miniature trains with lift bridges, ships, and many other goodies. Located at George Maduroplein 1, phone (070) 355 3900, hours: Daily 9:00 – 17:00, but late spring and summer hours run later. Call first .
  2. Mauritshuis Museum
    Mauritshuis Museum
    Possibly the finest small art museum around in a former classic Dutch Palace. It houses works by Rembrandt, two of Vermeer’s most famous works, Jan Steen, Frans Halls, Dou and other 17th century artists plus 15th and 16th century masters and still life’s. Easily doable. Located next to the Binnenhof, the seat of government in The Hague, at Korte Vijverberg 8, phone (070) 302 3456, hours Tues. – Sat. 10:00 – 17:00, sun 11:00 – 17:00.
  3. Binnenhof
    Binnenhof
    The history of The Hague begins in this courtyard. The Ridderzall (Hall of Knights) is the oldest part dating to the 13th century. The surrounding buildings of the medieval courtyard were added at various stages. Located at Korte Vijverberg & Hofweg (in the center), phone (070) 364 6144, hours Mon – Sat. 10:00 – 15:45.
  4. Museum Gevangenpoort
    Museum Gevangenpoort
    A medieval prison complete with torture chamber and plenty of explanations provided with a sheet in English. There are many sections, even one for the wealthy, yet a small building. Located at Buitenhof 33, phone (070) 346 0861, hours: Tues – Fri. 11:00 – 16:00, Sat. –Sun. 12:00 – 16:00 guided tours hourly.