The Hague Tourism, Netherlands

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The Hague is the capital of the South province of the Holland, Netherland. Also known as “the Royal City by the Sea” due to its location near the beautiful North coastline, the Hague is a historic city known for its culture and monuments. It is one extraordinary city, with the quintessential small town feel to give you comfort and the fancy option s to give you the uptown feels.

It is a hub for all sorts of meetings of diplomatic and political tone. Though the third largest town of the country, it has a scanty population and hence public life is well managed. The historic city centre speaks volumes of the rich past and the vital role that the city of Hague has played in the development of the country. Also known as the “Royal City”, it flaunts several high palaces, which are in the public domain these days, with many government offices present in it as well. You can spot the royalty in one of their stores or just strolling around the streets, as well.

Located by the beach side, the Hague is also treated as a beach resort. The two of its most revered resorts are Scheveningen and Kijkduin. Both these resorts attract quite a few tourists alike and form for the perfect weekend getaway destination. The Hague also boasts of cultural and artistic richness, with its many art galleries and museums, showcasing unique century old works of the Dutch artists. The city also houses the largest painting in Netherlands, which is a rare sight with its panoramic view and awe inspiring finesse. The city also has a healthy green cover, with ample freshness and opportunities to hike and camp. 

The Hague Travel Tips

Essential travel information and The Hague tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: UTC+01:00
  • Currency: The Euro (€)
  • Electricity and Internet: The electricity output is up to 230 Volts. ADSL/ Broadband and dial up connections are available.
  • Languages: English and Dutch
  • Security: Ambulance, Police and Fire Brigade: 112
  • Customs: Always keep an umbrella and a jacket with you. The rains are quite unpredictable here. The OV-chipcard is the most common system of paying for trains and trams in the Netherland. 

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Facts and Stats for The Hague*

  • Pollution Statistics in The Hague

    Know the pollution level of The Hague before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 27.7 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 17.24 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 31.03 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 21.67 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 10.83 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 26.72 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 14.71 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 19.17 (Very Low)
  • The Hague: Crime and Safety

    How safe is The Hague for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in The Hague.

    • Burglary and Theft 28.72 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 28.65 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 22.34 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 22.92 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 22.92 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 34.04 (Low)
    • Attacks 26.56 (Low)
    • Drug offense 34.57 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 63.02 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 31.38 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 23.96 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 33.51 (Low)
  • Living in The Hague - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of The Hague is 186.42 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 70.04 (High)
    • Climate Index 90.61 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 26.07 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 42.22 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 78.27 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 79.54 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.92 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 106.56 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in The Hague

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in The Hague

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14.05 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.3 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 108.08 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 98.01 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

The Hague Travel Guides

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The Hague Tours for you

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of The Hague

  • Madurodam Miniature Park Admission
    Madurodam Miniature Park Admission 6 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    See Hollands most famous attractions in one fun, interactive place! Located in The hague, the Madurodam miniature park featur...

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  • SEA LIFE Scheveningen Admission Ticket
    SEA LIFE Scheveningen Admission Ticket New on TripHobo

    Duration: 1 Hrs 30 Mins

    Enjoy a visit to SEA LIFE Scheveningen in The Hague. See all the sea creatures you love from the curious and the rescued to t...

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  • Save 6% The Hague to Schiphol Airport Transfer
    The Hague to Schiphol Airport Transfer New on TripHobo

    Duration: Flexible

    We provide you with a timely pick-up at any point in The hague centre and transfer you to the Schiphol Airport.

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  • The Hague Beer Tasting
    The Hague Beer Tasting New on TripHobo

    Duration: 1 Hrs

    The hague has it's own variety of exclusive brewers. Bar De Gekke Geit offers you a tasting with the different flavours of th...

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