Located in the south west of Holland, The Hague is the seat of the Dutch parliament and has an estimated population of half a million. As the home of many international courts, organisations and institutions, the city has a real cosmopolitan feel which is also contributed to by the large expat community residing there. It is also largely atypical of other Dutch cities and stands in stark comparison to the country’s quirky capital, Amsterdam, both in terms of its appearance and character. Unlike the canals and renaissance architecture found elsewhere, this grand, affluent city boasts spacious shopping streets and magnificent baroque style buildings.
The city has a comprehensive public transport network, therefore access to a car is by no means essential. However, for those who prefer the freedom of their own vehicle, a small, fuel efficient car is the most appropriate for this city, where parking is often hard to come by.
Driving in Den Haag City
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Important things to note
As is the case in all other Dutch cities, The Hague is a bicycle-friendly city. Drivers are therefore advised to look out for cyclists when travelling around the city.
The Hague is conveniently located within close proximity to some of the country’s main highways, making travel to and from the city straightforward, if a little busy at peak times.
The summer months see people flock to The Hague’s nearby seaside in their thousands. Traffic jams are therefore commonplace on warm days, resulting in long delays and frustrated road users!
Highlights & Hotspots
The Louwman Automuseum is an award-winning attraction located a short distance away from the heart of the city. This museum is every car lover’s paradise as it houses the world’s oldest private collection of classic cars, which is made up of over 250 vehicles.
If you’re looking for somewhere to keep the children entertained, head to the Sea Life Schevingen. Situated directly on the seafront, visitors of all ages can enjoy an abundance of marine species spread across over 45 aquariums, including stingrays, starfish and turtles.
The Hague offers a plethora of green spaces and parks to be enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. The Clingendael Park is arguably the city’s most well-known parks due to its Japanese Garden which is open for a few months in the springtime. The rest of the park can be accessed by the public all year round and is the ideal place to go for some quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The Hague‚Äôs closest airport is situated 18km outside of the city centre and is shared with neighbouring city Rotterdam. Rotterdam The Hague Airport offers flights to various EU destinations and is served by international airlines.
To access the airport by car, take A13 motorway which leads you directly to the airport. Alternatively, both a metro and bus service are available from the city centre for those who prefer to use public transport.