Museums

Mauritshuis A repository of exquisite Golden Age paintings by Vermeer, Rembrandt and other masters.

Panorama Mesdag Amazingly realistic 19th-century painted panorama depicting the beach at Scheveningen.

Escher in Het Paleis A collection of works by Dutch graphic artist MC Escher.

Fotomuseum Den Haag Admirers of photography will be challenged and charmed by the temporary exhibitions mounted in this multifloor museum.

Gemeentemuseum Art-deco building housing works by Van Gogh and Schiele, and a dedicated De Stijl exhibit.

Food

Fouquet Remarkably well-priced restaurant serving seasonally inspired French-Mediterranean fare.

De Basiliek Classy restaurant offering Italian and French cuisine and an impressive wine list.

Organic Farmers' Market A showcase of the region's wonderful local produce.

Oogst Small plates and elegant surrounds are the hallmarks at this bistro on a major foodie strip.

Basaal Head here to enjoy canalside seating and well-priced modern Mediterranean fare.

Cafe Culture

Lola Bikes & Coffee Popular meeting spot for cycling and coffee enthusiasts on one of the city's major cafe strips.

Walter Benedict Though best known for its all-day breakfasts, this cafe-bistro is a good choice at any time.

Bookstor Browse the bookshelves, play chess or just relax in this hybrid cafe and book shop.

Het Heden A sunny rear garden off happening Noordeinde is the main attraction here.

Hometown Coffee & More Hipster haunt on central Buitenhof.

The Arts

Nederlands Dans Theater Internationally acclaimed local dance company.

Paard Regular live-music acts, festivals and partying; a city institution.

Parkpop Three days of big-name pop acts perform in the Zuiderpark; staged annually.

Filmhuis Den Haag Foreign and arthouse films, seminars and festivals.