Top things to do in Den Haag

Top Choice Museum in Den Haag

Mauritshuis

Offering a wonderful introduction to Dutch and Flemish art, this splendid museum is set in a 17th-century mansion built for wealthy sugar trader Johan Maurits. It became a museum housing the Royal Picture Collection…
Top Choice Museum in Den Haag

Escher in Het Paleis

Once home to members of the Dutch royal family, the 18th-century Lange Voorhout Palace now houses a collection of the work of Dutch graphic artist MC Escher (1898–1972). The permanent exhibition features notes, lett…
Top Choice International in Den Haag

De Basiliek

Moody lighting, comfortable seating and unobtrusive service set the scene for enjoyable meals at this classy choice. The menu is predominantly Italian and French, with a few Indian and Middle Eastern dishes thrown i…
Top Choice Dutch in Den Haag

Fouquet

The three-course 'market fresh' menu at this elegant restaurant is an excellent and bargain-priced introduction to Sebastiaan de Bruijn's seasonally inspired French-Mediterranean fare. The menu changes daily, respon…
Top Choice Cafe in Den Haag

Lola Bikes & Coffee

The owners and staff at this cafe are passionate cyclists, and operate a workshop at the rear where they repair racing bikes in between serving excellent coffee and cake to a host of regulars. Sit in the rear garden…
Top Choice Live Music in Den Haag

Paard

Call it a club, a temple to live music or just a great place to hang out, Paard is a Den Haag institution. The program of live music is eclectic – everything from jazz to metal, blues, roots, reggae and soul – and f…
Dance in Den Haag

Nederlands Dans Theater

This world-famous dance company has two main components: NDT1, the main company, and NDT2, a junior training division. The main company performs regularly in Den Haag, as well as internationally; tickets can be purc…
Gallery in Den Haag

Panorama Mesdag

Home to the Panorama (1881), an immense, 14m-high, 360-degree painting of the sea, dunes and fishing village of Scheveningen, this museum is one of Den Haag's most unusual cultural attractions. The work, which is 12…
Museum in Den Haag

Gemeentemuseum

Known predominantly for its De Stijl exhibit, this museum is housed in an unusual art deco building designed by HP Berlage. It opened in 1935. The De Stijl exhibit suffers from an overemphasis on unremarkable pre–De…
Historic Site in Den Haag

Vredespaleis

Home to the UN's Permanent Court of Arbitration and International Court of Justice, the Peace Palace is housed in a grand 1913 building donated by American steelmaker Andrew Carnegie. Its visitor centre has multimed…