Need to Know: The Hague
A few tips and details to help you plan your visit to The Hague.
Important Dates in The Hague for 2020
May sees the Invictus Games come to The Hague and on the 4th and 5th May, Remembrance Day is honoured with various events followed by the Liberation Festival, a massive celebration that brings thousands to the city.
September marks the 75-year celebration for the UN and The Hague as the city of peace and justice. The Peace Night Run will be on the UN International Day of Peace, Monday 21 September 2020, so expect the Peace Weekend events to be the weekend prior TBC.
What else to do in The Hague?
Check out my long weekend guide to The Hague to find out about all the other great things to do in The Hague, not just those related to the city of peace and justice.
Getting to The Hague
The Hague can be quickly reached by train from Amsterdam airport in around 30-minute by car or train and is well connected to most cities in The Netherland by train. Rotterdam-The Hague shared airport is even closed, although cheap flight options are more restrictive.
Where to stay in The Hague
During my visit to The Hague, I was hosted in the Staybridge, ideally located looking out on Parliament. This brand new hotel was converted from the Norwegian Embassy and offers a real home away from home vibe with social evenings three times a week. An all-suite hotel, the rooms provide comfy bedding and bathrooms, and an additional room with a lounge area and kitchen, which given that many visitors to the city may be staying for extended working periods figures. It was a perfect hotel, ideally located, and offered a great breakfast and bike hire.
If you are visiting The Hague on a budget, there are hostel options too, including the highly-rated Pink Flamingo Hostel and The Student Hotel.
If you want to go all out, then book into the Hotel Des Indies, a truly royal and grand hotel in the city-centre that has a long and distinguished history in the making of the city, and has welcomed celebrities and royalty for years – even if you don’t stay here, it’s worth popping in for coffee like I did.
Alternatively, if you want to base yourself by the beach in The Hague rather than the city centre, consider staying in a fully-decked out beach hut which looks super cool, or the famous, grand and yet reviews say slightly dated, five-star Kurhaus of Scheveningen hotel.