THE HAGUE FOR THE CURIOUS

A curated guide of 20 places and things to do in The Hague, recommended by locals


All good in the hood: local spots you must check out around the city

This is The Hague, a bustling modern metropolis full of art, history and fantastic food. Scroll down to see a mix of local spots to visit while you're here. From unique vintage shops to sky-high dining – our guide has it all.

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    Pim Coffee, Sandwiches & Vintage

    Cosy • Coffee • Quiet

    This quiet and cosy cafe is a perfect relaxed start to the day. Pop by for breakfast before your day in The Hague! Alternatively, try one of their delicious smoothies to get a head start on your 5-a-day.


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    Filtro

    Coffee • Speciality • Minimalist

    This speciality coffee bar is a hotspot for freelancers and students in The Hague. With a gorgeous minimalist interior and beautiful single origin coffee on offer, you can see why.


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    Japanese Garden

    Garden • Beautiful • Serene

    The Japanese Garden is one of the most beautiful spots in The Hague. Come here for a stroll in the morning or the evening for a stunning, serene experience.


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    1646

    Art • Contemporary • Experimental

    This project space for contemporary art shows off what the creatives of The Hague have to offer. Here you'll find new and surprising exhibitions from The Netherlands' best artists.


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    Syndicaat

    Speakeasy • Cocktails • Sophisticated

    This charming speakeasy cocktail bar promising a sophisticated evening out in the city. Here you'll find experienced mixologists and a range of drinks on the menu.


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    BINK Rooftop

    Bar • Restaurant • Rooftop

    This hidden spot features a rooftop restaurant and bar for some of the best views in The Hague. The building is a huge former post office with bags of 50s charm. Make sure you take in the panoramic view of the city.


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    Paard

    Music • Live • Gigs

    The Hague's go-to music venue with a constantly changing set of gigs, concerts, and club nights in a whole range of genres. Swing by in the evening to hear something new.


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    Mauritshuis

    Dutch Masters • Art • Museum

    This treasure-trove is home to the world-famous 'Girl with a Pearl Earring' by Vermeer, an absolute must-see while you're here. You'll also be able to see other big names in Dutch art, like Rembrandt and Fabritius.


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    WAUW

    Vintage • Unique • Eclectic

    The WAUW Warenhuis is full to the brim with weird and wonderful vintage finds. It's the perfect place to pick up something entirely unique to remember your trip by!


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    The Penthouse

    Sky Bar • Restaurant • Cocktails

    This sky bar and restaurant is a great place to admire The Hague's cityscape. With cocktails, food until late, and a cosy atmosphere, this is perfect for an intimate evening in the city.


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    Eten bij Werelds

    Modern • Dutch • European

    Serving modern Dutch and European cuisine, Eten bij Werelds offers a considered and sophisticated meal. In the summer, they open up their huge water-side terrace for dining al fresco.


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    Café Blossom

    Coffee • Bright • Chic

    Café Blossom is a beautiful, bright start to the day or a great place to relax in the evening. Serving fantastic coffee and filling food, this delightful spot makes for a great pause in the centre of the city.


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    Hometown Coffee & More

    Coffee • Cute • Latte Art

    A wonderful place to stop and grab a brew while exploring the city. With beautiful latte-art and an adorable swing bench outside, Hometown Coffee & More is as beautiful as it is delicious.


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    Dürst Britt & Mayhew

    Contemporary • Art • Gallery

    This garage-turned-gallery is home to some of the latest developments in The Hague's contemporary art scene. They take an experimental approach to helping artists develop their practice and reach wider audiences.


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    Present Living

    Vintage • Objects • Home

    Present Living is home to all kinds of weird and wonderful objects. It's a real cabinet of curiosities, so you're certain to find something beautiful to bring home.


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    Cloos

    Casual • Cosy • Diner

    Swing by Cloos for a delicious lunch with an intriguing interior. Here you'll find something for all tastes and appetites!


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    Garoeda

    Food • Indonesian • Restaurant

    Garoeda is one of the Hague's oldest restaurants, with a fantastic selection of Indonesian dishes to try. This cross-cultural encounter will certainly fill you up!


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    Burger Bar

    Burgers • Bar • American

    Start your evening off at a bar, but with a difference. Burger bar offers some of the city's best burgers to fuel your night out on the town.


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    Little V

    Vietnamese • Lunch • Delicious

    On your way down to 1646, grab lunch at Little V. This is The Hague's best Vietnamese restaurant, offering a fantastic meal at a reasonable price.


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    Danzig

    Club • Dance • techno

    One of The Hague's most popular nightclubs, you can dance the night away at Danzig. Playing crowd-pleasing hits across a range of genres, Danzig promises a huge night out.

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