Sightseeing in The Hague
Mauritshuis museum – ‘T Plein 29
Do you like art and culture? Then you’ve choose the right place! The Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, located at a unique 17th-century palace in The Hague, has the highest number of masterpieces per square meter in the Netherlands. The museum houses a world-famous collection of paintings from the Dutch Golden Age. This exceptional collection offers an amazing overview of Dutch and Flemish paintings from 1400 to 1800, with works by painters such as Vermeer, Rembrandt, Rubens, Jan Steen, Frans Hals, Van Dyck and Adriaen Coorte. The collection consists of about 800 paintings, 50 miniatures, 20 sculptures and various drawings and prints. Some of these paintings were once in the possession of Prince Willem V of Orange-Nassau. Between 2012 and 2014 the museum has been restored and expanded to meet the requirements and expectations of the 21st-century visitor. The Mauritshuis is located in the centre of The Hague and can easily be reached both by public transport and car. From The Hague Central Station it takes 10 minutes to walk to ‘t Plein.
Escher museum – Lange voorhout 74
Museum Escher is a permanent exhibition in The Hague dedicated to the world-famous artist M.C. Escher, whose art startled millions of people all over the world. The collection is housed in the former Winter Palace of Queen Mother Emma of the Netherlands. The Escher collection is borrowed from the municipality museum The Hague. The palace at the beautiful Lange Voorhout in The Hague has been owned by the Dutch Royal Family in the past and it was Queen Emma, great-grandmother of King Willem-Alexander, who bought it in 1896. In the MC Cafe visitors can see what the 19th-century interior looked like. This is the a perfect place to see how the rich people used to live in a building.
The peace palace – Carnegieplein 2
Do you like to go back in history? Feel the warmth of the peace flame on your back as you admire the most photographed building in The Hague: the Peace Palace.. The Peace Palace is globally known as the temple of peace and justice. It is the seat of the International Court of Justice This palace has a beautiful Neo-Renaissance style. There are different things to do. You can visit the visitor centre. It is also possible to book a tour for in the palace and also to see the beautiful garden!
Scheveningen Beach – Strandweg
The Hague beach Scheveningen is highly popular in the Netherlands for a good reason. With 11 kilometers of coastline you will enjoy yourself for hours. During all four seasons, you can enjoy the beach, sea, shops, attractions, museums, nature and cozy restaurants here. Festivals and events, markets and fun children’s activities are also held on and around Scheveningen Boulevard all year round. From Scheveningen Beach you can easily walk or cycle straight into the dunes. With thousands of hectares of dune areas and parks, Scheveningen offers plenty of space to enjoy freedom and nature. The historic city centre of The Hague is only fifteen minutes with the bus or tram from Scheveningen beach!
At Holland’s most famous coastal attraction, The Pier, you can visit a cosy market almost every weekend. After a refreshing walk along the beach, drop in at the restaurants and cafés on the boulevard and the year-round beach clubs to enjoy a delicious dinner with a view of the sea. SEA LIFE Scheveningen is a must for a day out with children. The Pathé cinema, Circus Theater and Holland Casino can give you a great evening out in Scheveningen.
Madurodam – George Maduroplein 1
Do you have limited time to see all of Holland during your stay? Don’t want to miss anything? In Madurodam you get an excellent overall impression and a unique Holland experience within two hours time! There is a lot to see and especially a lot to do together with the whole family. For the children there is a playground with the theme “Wadden Sea” where they can play. Together you experience the Dutch culture.
Madurodam is a miniature park and a major tourist attraction in The Hague. The park is located in the Scheveningen district. You can see al lot of things like, the most famous Dutch castles, industrial projects and public buildings. Guests can book a trip through the history of the country and famous buildings. Not only that, but they can also enjoy a hands-on experience while exploring the park. In addition to the fun attractions found at Madurodam, visitors can also grab a bite to eat at the park’s two restaurants: Taste of Holland and Panorama Café. There are also two shops on site where visitors can purchase souvenirs.