Attractions

Top Choice Museum in The Hague

Mauritshuis

For a comprehensive introduction to Dutch and Flemish Art, visit the Mauritshuis, a jewel-box of a museum in an old palace and brand-new wing. Almost every work is a masterpiece, among them Vermeer's Girl with a Pea…
Top Choice Palace in The Hague

Binnenhof

The Binnenhof's central courtyard (once used for executions) is surrounded by parliamentary buildings. The splendid 17th-century North Wing is still home to the Upper Chamber of the Dutch Parliament. The Lower Chamb…
Top Choice Museum in The Hague

Escher in Het Paleis Museum

The Lange Voorhout Palace was once Queen Emma's winter residence. Now it's home to the work of Dutch graphic artist MC Escher. The permanent exhibition features notes, letters, drafts, photos and fully mature works …
Museum in The Hague

Gemeentemuseum

Admirers of De Stijl, and in particular of Piet Mondrian, won't want to miss the Berlage-designed Gemeentemuseum. It houses a large collection of works by neoplasticist artists and others from the late 19th century,…
Historic Site in The Hague

Vredespaleis

The UN International Court of Justice is housed in the Vredespaleis (Peace Palace). A visitor centre details the work of the organisations within. Hour-long guided tours are sometimes offered, but if the courts are …
Viewpoint in The Hague

Haagse Toren

A glass elevator whisks you up in just 40 seconds to the observation deck on the 42nd floor (135m) of the city's second-tallest building. (There's a less-dizzying option of riding a windowless lift.) There are indoo…
Gallery in The Hague

Panorama Mesdag

Just past the north end of Noordeinde, the Panorama Mesdag contains the Panorama (1881), an immense 120m-long, 14m-high, 360-degree painting of Scheveningen that was painted by Hendrik Willem Mesdag. The panorama is…
Amusement Park in The Hague

Madurodam

Complete with 1:25 scale versions of Schiphol, Amsterdam, windmills and tulips, Rotterdam harbour and the Delta dykes, Madurodam is a miniaturised Netherlands. It's an enlightening example of the Dutch tendency to p…
Church in The Hague

Grote Kerk

The Grote Kerk, dating from 1450, has a fine pulpit that was constructed 100 years later. If you're here outside its limited visitor season, you can take in concerts and organ recitals – check its online agenda for …
Museum in The Hague

Museum de Gevangenpoort

Across the Hofvijver from the Binnenhof, the Gevangenpoort is a surviving remnant of the 13th-century city fortifications. It has hourly tours showing how justice was dispensed back in the day and new displays bathe…