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The Hague Bucketlist: 19 X tips for fun activities during a day out

13 January 2024

How well do you know The Hague? In this bucketlist for The Hague, we made a list with must-do’s that you’ll want to add to your bucketlist when it comes to The Hague. From fun activities to buildings to visit, the tastiest must-try food options, and much more. Which items have you already checked off? Keep reading for the 19 bucketlist tips for The Hague that you’ll want to do at least once.

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19  X bucketlist tips for The Hague

☐ Panorama Mesdag: The panorama of Scheveningen was painted in 1881 by Hendrik Willem. A 360-degree artwork that you can still visit in The Hague. Fun fact: it’s the oldest panoramic painting in the world that can still be seen in its original location.
Zeestraat 65, Den Haag –

VredespaleisThis fairytale-like palace is unmissable when you’re in The Hague. However, the palace is only open a few times a year, So make sure you check in advance whether you can enter.
Carnegieplein 2, Den Haag –

Climb the Hague Tower: Climb the 288 steps of the Hague Tower all the way to the top and enjoy the view over the city.
Rond de Grote Kerk 12, Den Haag –

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Shopping at Denneweg: This street offers plenty of fun to keep you entertained all day. Filled with charming boutique shops and the tastiest food spots, Denneweg is a must-visit when you’re in The Hague.

☐ Spot Scottish Highlanders: Want to walk among the Scottish Highlanders? In the Westduinpark, a herd of these beautiful animals roams freely. Especially in the evening, you have a great chance to spot them.

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☐ View The Hague from the water: Exploring the city from the water is always enjoyable. Rent a boat and discover The Hague from its waterways.

High Tea at bij Des Indes: A high tea in The Hague’s most luxurious hotel is a must-do. Reserve your spot in advance, as there are sometimes waiting lists for this delicious high tea.
Lange Voorhout 54, Den Haag –

Mauritshuis: Besides the numerous artworks housed in the Mauritshuis, most tourists come to see the famous paintings ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ & ‘The Goldfinch‘. Have you had the chance to admire them in real life yet?
Plein 29, Den Haag –

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A Day at Scheveningen: If you’re in The Hague, a visit to Scheveningen is a must. With the beach, numerous delightful restaurants & beach clubs, and attractions, there are plenty of things to do.

Bungee Jumping from Scheveningen Pier: When in Scheveningen, you can’t miss the pier. Do you dare to bungee jump from a height of 60 meters above the sea?
Strandweg 150, Den Haag –


☐ Visit the Binnenhof: The heart of Dutch politics lies at the Binnenhof. Take a peek inside the Ridderzaal, explore the courtyard, and maybe even spot some well-known politicians.

Noordeinde Palace: This palace serves as the official workplace of King Willem-Alexander. Unfortunately, you cannot visit the palace’s interior, but capturing a photo of the palace is a definite must.
Noordeinde 68, Den Haag –

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☐ Stroll through the Japanese Garden: The Japanese garden in The Hague is located within the Clingendael estate. During spring, the garden is adorned with blossoming ornamental cherry trees, azaleas, and rhododendrons, while during the autumn opening, it exhibits the most beautiful fall colours.
Wassenaarseweg Den, Den Haag

Visit Madurodam for a day: A visit to Madurodam is a definite must on our bucket list. Witness our little country in miniature.
George Maduroplein 1, Den Haag –


Grab a bite at Simonis: A pit stop at The Hague’s top fishmonger is an absolute must! This fishmonger is always bustling, offering an extensive selection from fresh cod bites to herring, tasty fish fillets, and super fresh oysters.
Visafslagweg 20, Den Haag –

Take a ride on the hop-on-hop-off Tourist Tram: Hop your way through The Hague with the Hop-on-hop-off tram. You can hop on and off at 16 different stops, passing by the Parliament, the Mauritshuis, and Scheveningen Beach.


☐Stroll through Koekamp: Another lovely spot to unwind is Koekamp. During your walk, spot the deer that roam freely here.
Kon. Julianaplein 32, Den Haag –

☐ Treasure hunting at the Hague’s antique market: From antique paintings to Roman sculptures, poetry books, and much more… Can you pick out the most beautiful treasures?
Lange Voorhout, Den Haag –

MTake a ride on the Ferris wheel: With stunning views of Scheveningen, the beach, and the sea, a ride on the Ferris wheel is a definite recommendation.
Strandweg 156, Den Haag –


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