The Hague Travel Facts

The Basics

City Name: The Hague

Where is it located?: The Hague is located on the Netherlands west coast, in the middle third of the country, slightly above the Delta Region in the SW corner of the country.

Why do people go there?: It is a perfect location for a getaway. With its numerous swinging and cultural events, it is only a delight to go to The Hague.

How do travelers get there?: Train will do the trick.

Currency: Euro

City Code: 70

Population: 500,000

Languages: Dutch, although most speak English as well

Travel Information

Neighborhoods: The Hague Center, Escamp, Haagse Hout, Laak, Leidschenveen-Ypenburg, Loosduinen, Scheveningen, Segbroek

Attractions: Mauritshuis Museum, Vredespaleis (Peace Palace), Madurodam

Accommodations: The Hague Hostels, The Hague Hotels

Tourist Office: Netherlands Board of Tourism, P.O. Box 458, 2260 MG Leidschendam, The Netherlands, Telephone: +31 70 3705 705, Fax: +31 70 3201 654, Email:,

Off-the-beaten-path: Scheveningse Bos, Haagse Bos, Haagse Markt

Health Issues: None

Tips for Visiting

When to go: April to mid-May are the best months to see the infamous tulips. The summer months are the warmest and have the least amount of rain.

Common Phrases: Yes = Ja, No = Geen, Please = Alstublieft, Thank you = Dank u, Do you speak English? = Spreekt u het Engels?

City Specific Events: The Hague International Model United Nations, KoninginneNach, The Hague Jazz festival,The Tong Tong Fair, Scheveningen, Parkpop

How to get around?: The Hague has a competent city wide system of lightrail named Randstadrail, buses and trams.
Good to know: The Hague is famous for its label as International City of Peace and Justice.

Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into The Hague is the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

Need more information?: Check out The Hague travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.

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