It is not without reason that The Hague calls itself the city of peace. You will find the beautiful Peace Palace in the Zeeheldenkwartier. Read online about the history of this Palace, as getting tickets to view it from the inside is tricky, because there are no tours when there are sessions.
Do you want to imagine yourself in Scheveningen in 1881? Then visit the largest painting in the Netherlands, Panorama Mesdag. You need about two hours. If you then visit Scheveningen today and you have a look around the lighthouse, you can see the difference. Panorama Mesdag will be open again from 2 June.
The King's working Palace is located right in the city center. You can only view the Palace from the outside. The Palace Garden at the rear is open for visitors.
Lange Voorhout & Escher Museum
The Lange Voorhout determines the image of The Hague. A beautiful avenue for strolling. Here you will also find the famous Des Indes hotel. Next to it is the Palace of Queen Emma. The Escher Museum is located here with performances by the artist M.C. Escher. The Escher museum will be open again from 1 June.
Hofvijver & Buitenhof
Whether you look at the Buitenhof from one side or the other, it remains beautiful. Views from either side are picture points. Next to the Mauritshuis, you can see Prime Minister Rutte's tower.
Of course, everyone must have seen Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring". Tourists come from all over the world to view this painting in the Mauritshuis. The Mauritshuis will be open again from 1 June.
Binnenhof & Ridderzaal
Visit the Binnenhof, where everyone can walk around. The impressive Ridderzaal, where the throne speech on Prince's Day is read by the King, is the shining centerpiece. Who knows, you might even run into Prime Minister Rutte?
No doubt, you go for a day to the beach in Scheveningen at the Kurhaus. There is so much fun to do, walk on the Pier, have a ride in the Ferris wheel and more more. The Kurhaus is also worth a visit with its beautiful ceiling.
Beautiful in the spring and summer is the Westbroekpark with its international rosarium, a rose garden in which about 25,000 roses bloom on about 350 beds. You can stroll around in it. Next to it there is a playground and Greens, a unique combination of an organic restaurant and a care vegetable garden.
Also popular among tourists is Mini Holland, Madurodam. It has been renewed in recent years, and you will also find a mini tribute to our football lionesses.
Want to see Mondrian's Victory Boogie Woogie? You can find it in the Art Museum of The Hague ('Gemeentemuseum'). This beautiful Berlage building is next to the Museon, Omniversum, and the Photo Museum.
Shopping in the Zeeheldenkwartier should, of course, not be missing in this list. Well worth a visit if you just want something different and want to enjoy local and creative companies. You will find many authentic shops, pleasant restaurants and cafes, sunny squares and beautiful Art Nouveau buildings. No wonder that the Zeeheldenkwartier is very popular among locals from The Hague. And seat yourself on the Prins Hendrikplein where the whole district comes together with its fountain and cozy terraces. The restaurant offer in this district is diverse, from breakfast, fragrant coffee, craft beer, authentic pizzas, to a vegan lunch, fresh sushi and pokébowls, so plenty of choice!