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Things to do in The Hague

Expect historical buildings, Dutch art museums, and suburb beaches from the home of international law.

Our most recommended things to do in The Hague

The Hague: Mauritshuis Entrance Ticket

1. The Hague: Mauritshuis Entrance Ticket

Indulge the art-lover in you at the Mauritshuis, home to the best of Dutch paintings from the Golden Age. Explore one of the most iconic buildings in the Hague, located next to the Parliament. Look out of its windows for a view of the pond.  Discover the art museum's compact, yet world-renowned collection. See more than 200 masterpieces such as Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring", "The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp" by Rembrandt, "The Goldfinch" by Fabritius, and "The Bull" by Potter on permanent display. Appreciate the collection's rich variety, with genre paintings by Jan Steen, landscapes by Jacob van Ruisdael, still lifes by Adriaen Coorte, and portraits by Rubens. Admire the 17th-century monument's historic yet intimate interior, with its silken wall coverings, sparkling chandeliers, and monumental painted ceilings. Stay as long as you wish and visit the museum at your own pace. Allow around 1.5 hours, which is the average visit duration. Visit the restaurant and coffee shop, purchase some souvenirs, or visit the temporary exhibition. The anniversary year concludes with a very special exhibition: ten paintings from The Frick Collection in New York. This will be a one-time opportunity to view this selection of paintings in Europe, which (with one exception) left the continent more than a hundred years ago and have been in the United States ever since. From September 29 to January 15, the greatest masterpiece on view will be Rembrandt’s self-portrait from 1658. The painter immortalized himself many times, but many consider this self-portrait to be one of the very best.

The Hague: The Pier SkyView Ticket with Drink and Snack

2. The Hague: The Pier SkyView Ticket with Drink and Snack

SkyView de Pier is the first Ferris wheel constructed over the sea in Europe. It was built at the Pier in Scheveningen and is a great possibility to get to see the city of The Hague from above.  Fly to a height of 50 meters and enjoy the amazing views over the North Sea, the beach and if you're lucky, you might even be able to see Rotterdam. Take advantage of a closed climate-controlled gondola and enjoy the ride with your friends and family.  Savor some freshly baked apple pie or muffin with tea or coffee that you can take with you on the ride.

The Hague: Madurodam Miniature Park Entry Ticket

3. The Hague: Madurodam Miniature Park Entry Ticket

Discover the highlights and heritage of Holland at Madurodam, world famous for its model village, the Netherlands in miniature. The park consists of 338 miniatures as well as flowers in bloom from April until October. Enjoy interactive activities and two playgrounds. Visit Little Amsterdam, have a look at the Parliament Building in The Hague, or see what a real Dutch cheese market looks like. Everything is built to a scale of 1:25 including miniature trains, boats, and cars that move around. Visit the indoor attractions to find out more about Holland’s rich history. Hear about the Dutch’s ability to transform water into land. Experience the waters threatening the Netherlands in the Waterwolf and help the steam engine keep Holland dry.

From Amsterdam: Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague Full-Day Tour

4. From Amsterdam: Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague Full-Day Tour

See the best of Holland on a day-long tour that includes a visit to Rotterdam, and the old port with its charming yellow houses. Take a river cruise, visit the food market, stop in Delft and tour The Hague. Begin your tour with a drive to Rotterdam, famous for its modern architecture. During the city tour, drive along the banks of the river Maas, to the old port and the remarkable yellow cube houses. Embark on an amazing 1-hour river cruise and then visit the famous food market. Continue on to Delft for lunch (not included) and a visit to the Royal Delft Manufactory, the last remaining Dutch ceramic factory from the 17th century. Take a city tour of The Hague by bus, where you will see the beautiful Houses of Parliament, the working palace of the Dutch king, and the Peace Palace. The last stop, before heading back to Amsterdam, will be at the miniature town Madurodam.

Scheveningen, The Hague: Sea Life Entry Ticket

5. Scheveningen, The Hague: Sea Life Entry Ticket

Take a fascinating journey from Dutch rivers to the ocean depth through 15 themed zones. Come nose-to-nose with incredible seahorses, rays, sharks, and hundreds of tropical fish. Meet the playful otter Max and the penguins. Come watch one of the animal feeding sessions.

The Hague: Oranjehotel World War II Prison Entrance Ticket

6. The Hague: Oranjehotel World War II Prison Entrance Ticket

Discover the history of the Netherlands' Nazi occupation at the Oranjehotel. For over 250 prisoners, this was their final destination: they were sentenced to death and executed by firing squad. With the help of your audioguide, listen to the impressive stories of the prisoners, illustrated by documents and photographs, and told in interviews and audio fragments. Hear moving stories of injustice, hunger, and insecurity, but also stories of hope, solidarity, and faith in freedom. During your visit, learn about the history of the building and the rise of the resistance. Discover what life was really like for prisoners and learn more about the disruption causeed to their families and the consequences this had after the war.

Scheveningen: LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Entry Ticket

7. Scheveningen: LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Entry Ticket

Enjoy a fun-filled visit to the LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre in Scheveningen. Discover the 7 different zones of the park and take a ride through LEGO® city in the Fantasy Express. Reach for the stars in the 4D Cinema, build with the girls from LEGO Friends, and explore the LEGO® NINJAGO® Training Zone and train to become a real ninja! Explore the DUPLO® Park and Pirate Island and in between stop for a drink and a snack in the Café. At the end of your visit, stroll through the LEGO Shop with exclusive LEGO sets and items. Summer event: Pirateweeks from July 9 - September 4th 2022

The Hague: Scheveningen Beach RIB Speedboat Tour

8. The Hague: Scheveningen Beach RIB Speedboat Tour

Feel an adrenaline rush as you admire Scheveningen Beach on a high-powered RIB speedboat tour. Experience the raw strength of 2 Yamaha 250-horsepower engines. Travel with a safety vest and a local guide.  Meet your guide and get set up with your safety vest and head out to the 9-meter-long boat. Listen to a short safety briefing to ensure you feel confident during your trip. Embark on an exciting adventure. Cut through the water to see the Pier and the Grand Kurhaus hotel. Admire the boulevard with its beaches and see all the ships docked at the harbor. During the summer, go for a swim in the sea. Depending on the wishes of the passengers, have the option to go full throttle and reach speeds of up to 100 kilometers an hour.  Capture pictures of the lighthouse and Scheveningen from the sea. Hold on as you make some sharp turns. Return to your starting point at the end of your tour. 

The Hague: Escher in The Palace Museum Ticket

9. The Hague: Escher in The Palace Museum Ticket

Get discounted entry to Escher in Het Paleis, a permanent exhibition 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 and is the only public building in The Hague where the original royal ambience has been maintained. See almost all of the works of the Dutch artist, including the 7-meter long Metamorphosis III, an enormous woodcut displayed in a non-conventional way that let’s you experience Escher combining time and space as an organic unity. Escher instills a sense of wonder, fascinating young and old alike. The exhibition includes famous “impossible” prints, such as “Day and Night”, where the Dutch landscape appears to morph into a flock of birds, and the famous “Climbing and Descending” depicting rows of people perpetually ascending and descending a flight of stairs. Located on the second floor of The Palace is the interactive exhibition “Looking as Escher Does” where as well as doing puzzles with your eyes, you can unravel some of Escher’s mysteries with your hands.

The Hague: Classic Cars Louwman Museum Entry

10. The Hague: Classic Cars Louwman Museum Entry

The Louwman Museum is home to the world’s oldest private collection of motor cars, compiled by two generations of the Louwman family. The museum dates back to 1934 and now comprises over two hundred and fifty antique and classic motor cars. Experts regard the collection as one of the most beautiful in the world. The museum exudes passion. Each car has its own story to tell, its own contribution to history. The motor car is a mirror of culture. The collection is housed in a purpose-built museum in The Hague, the city where P.W. Louwman established his Dodge and Chrysler import company. The building, designed by American architect Michael Graves, blends in sympathetically with its historic surroundings. The landscape gardens, designed by Lodewijk Baljon, complement the architecture of the building.

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Excelente experiencia en un tour privado en donde los visitantes se educan mucho mejor que en otros tours con muchas personas. El guía se dedica a los pocos turistas lo que hace de la experiencia una enriquecedora y con mayor conocimiento. Se incluye un paseo en ferry por el famoso puerto de Rotterdam que ejemplifica lo inmenso del mismo. Nuestro guia Jan nos educó sobre todos los asuntos importantes de los lugares visitados y demostró ser un conocedor de alta calidad.

Good day trip. enough time in all 3 cities but the only downside is that by the time we reached cube house in Rotterdam it was too dark

It was a wonderful day in The Hague and a loving trip to the windmills.

Amazing! Been to 3 amazing places in Amsterdam in 1 day. Thank you!

Enjoyed the route, guide and foremost the timetable.