City centre

Historic & modern

The Hague's bustling downtown area has far more to offer than the landmarks Binnenhof, Noordeinde Palace, and Peace Palace. Boutiques, cafes, concert and dance venues, galleries, flagship stores, museums and restaurants offer something to everyone who loves culture, shopping and nightlife.

Sights and museums

With the most historic sites per square meter in the Netherlands, The Hague oozes culture and history. Visit The Hague monuments such as the Binnenhof, Noordeinde Palace, and the Peace Palace. Discover the largest painting in the Netherlands: Panorama Mesdag.

The largest painting in Holland: Panorama Mesdag


Lange Voorhout is probably one of the most beautiful lanes in Europe

Mediaeval prison museum

Mind-boggling: the Escher museum


The famous Peace Palace

Just ten minutes away Escape the bustling city life and relax at the beach.

Shopping in style

The convivial, historic city centre of The Hague is great for shopping. The shopping centre around the Spuistraat and Grote Marktstraat is open seven days a week and is very popular. Just a short distance away from this well-trodden part of the city centre and its recognisable fashion brands lies an unexpected side to The Hague: the old, atmospheric Hofkwartier houses original, trendy shops.

The well-known department stores at Grote Marktstraat are open 7 days a week

Passage: Holland's oldest shopping mall, dating back to the 1880s


The best designer in The Hague: Michael Barnaart van Bergen

Bijenkorf: inspiring, trendsetting and dynamic department store

Beautiful shopping streets with old bricks and gables

Traditional licqueur distillery Van Kleef


Visit our tourist office And get you some typical souvenirs from Holland and The Hague.

Festivals and events

With events year round, The Hague is the festival city par excellence. Visit Europe's biggest free music festival Parkpop. Step into another world at the Tong Tong Fair, the world's largest Eurasian event. Enjoy the magic of dance during Holland Dance and CaDance Festival.

During the summer months, the Great Church is open to the public

Every week there's an antique and book market in the city centre

Enjoy the unique atmosphere at Festival Jazz in the Canal (17 till 19 August)


Wild Rooster Festival: a great line-up of music and the best barbecue food

Embassy Festival presents unique aspects of many countries


The start of the cultural season offers lots of free performances


Take your time to explore our majestic city. Stay in one of the many luxurious hotels in the beautiful historic city center. Pamper yourself with a night or two at the monumental Hotel Des Indes, the tastefully decorated Palace Hotel or the lovely Carlton Ambassador.

Imagine yourself in a world of unprecedented luxury...

Set in the old city centre nearby high-end shopping areas and museums

Quiet and elegant boutique hotel in a green neighbourhood

Located right next to Central Station: the Hampshire Hotel

Exceptional boutique hotel in the vibrant Court Quarter

Ibis Hotel: right where the city's heart beats