The Hague is both a big city and a seaside resort, a political centre and a historic city of culture. Stroll along the historic inland harbour, visit art museums and stroll through the shopping streets or the largest open-air market in Europe "Haagse Markt". If you fancy a relaxing day at the beach, take a quarter-hour tram ride to Scheveningen beach. With Tourlane you can book your flights, transfers, accommodation and guides all in one place! Our travel experts will create your perfect travel package according to your travel tastes and preferences.
The largest open-air market in Europe
The oldest parliament building still in use
Beach only 15 minutes from the center
The Haagse Markt is the largest open-air market in Europe. On Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays you can buy everything your heart desires here. There is practically nothing that you can't buy at the Haagse Markt. Already at the beginning of the last century, the market was famous for the exotic goods you could buy here. Today there are about 500 stalls with a huge selection of fruits, fish, sweets, flowers but also clothes, electronics or tools. Stroll past the stalls and let yourself be surprised!
The Mauritshuis is one of the most important painting galleries when it comes to works of art by Flemish painters from the 15th to 18th centuries. Visitors are immersed here in the golden age of Dutch art. Among the famous artists of the royal art collection are Hans Holbein, Rembrandt, Paulus Potter, Rubens or Jan Vermeer. Among the most famous works are "The Anatomy of Dr. Tulp" by Rembrandt van Rijn and "The Girl with the Pearl Earring" by Jan Vermeer. The museum building, dating from 1636, is centrally located between the Binnenhof and the Hofvijver, making it ideal for a visit even if you don't have much time.
The Binnenhof is the political heart not only of The Hague, but of the entire Netherlands. Here you will find the meeting rooms of the Dutch Parliament with the first and second chambers. Parliament has been meeting here since 1446. The representative building complex in the centre of The Hague was the hunting lodge of Count William II of Holland and is also the oldest parliament building still in use in the world. In the inner courtyard is the famous Knights' Hall.
The Peace Palace "Vredespaleis" is one of the most photographed sights in The Hague. No wonder, the building is extremely magnificent and a visit is always worthwhile! The palace stands in the middle of an extensive, green park landscape at the Carnegieplein. The building was constructed between 1907 and 1913 in red brick in the neo-Renaissance style. The palace was financed by donations, mostly from the pocket of the American millionaire Andrew Carnegie. Today it is the seat of the International Court of Justice, the Permanent Court of International Arbitration, the Hague Academy of International Law and one of the most important libraries of international law.
A big city with access to the sea! If you're in The Hague, a visit to the beach is definitely not to be missed! Put your toes in the water, feel the sand under your feet and the sea breeze in your hair - it's only a good 15-minute tram ride from the centre in Scheveningen. The seaside resort of Scheveningen was once a small fishing village, but over the years it has grown into the largest beach resort in the whole of the Netherlands. The trademark is the pier. Here is not only a bungee jumping facility, but even a Ferris wheel. So fun is guaranteed if you like thrills. But there are also plenty of opportunities for quiet walks. The beach stretches for several kilometres from the Hook of Holland to the seaport of IJmuiden at the mouth of the North Sea Canal. Less
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