THE HAGUE | WHERE CITY CHIQUE MEETS THE DUTCH SEASIDE
This Dutch coastal gem offers a perfect blend of culture, history, and seaside relaxation. In this article, we’ll take you on a journey through the captivating streets, culinary hotspots, and sun-kissed shores of The Hague.
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Are you looking for a fun, refreshing and memorable activity to do? Go sea hiking! Discover this new sport which is invented by Coastal Gym in The Hague. It is an immersive full-body workout as the sea provides a challenging, all-encompassing training experience!
Ziplining from the Scheveningen Pier
Ziplining in Scheveningen is an exhilarating and popular activity that allows you to fly through the air while enjoying breathtaking views of the Dutch coastline. The Scheveningen Pier offers a range of additional attractions and activities that you can enjoy alongside ziplining. These include bungeejumping, visiting its various shops and restaurants, or trying out other water sports like surfing or paddle boarding.
Visit the Panorama Mesdag museum
If you’re a lover of Dutch art and culture, a visit to The Mesdag Museum in The Hague is an absolute must. Stepping into this charming museum feels like stepping back in time to the 19th century. The crown jewel of the museum is the breathtaking Panorama Mesdag, an immersive panoramic painting that transports you to the picturesque seaside village of Scheveningen.
Explore The Hague by bike
Hop on your trusty two-wheeler and prepare to discover your way through the vibrant city of The Hague. With its bike-friendly infrastructure and charming streets, The Hague is a cyclist’s paradise just waiting to be discovered. As you wander through the cobblestone streets, you’ll be greeted by a delightful mix of boutique shops, art galleries, and stylish cafes. Some of the neighborhoods that are worth cycling through: Hofkwartier, The Beach Areas, Statenkwartier and Archipelbuurt.
WHERE TO EAT
The Shore Scheveningen
The Shore is a full sustainable and organic surf school & restaurant. You’ll be instantly invited by a laid-back surf vibe once you set step here. They are also a leader in the field of sustainability and are an inspiration to many companies in the area. For example: everything you see is second-hand in terms of interior and they have 100% organic coffee from Peru (organically grown and locally roasted). This spot is one of my personal favourites!
If you’re a food lover exploring Scheveningen, you’re in for a treat at the Scheveningen Foodhallen. This new hotspot is a haven for foodies seeking diverse flavors and a lively atmosphere. Located near the beachfront, the Foodhallen is a bustling indoor food market where you can pick your bites from various vendors under one roof.
Manta Beach Club
Picture this: a vibrant beach club nestled right on the stunning shores of Scheveningen beach. Welcome to Manta Beach Club, the ultimate destination for beach lovers and food enthusiasts in Scheveningen. This laid-back hotspot is all about good vibes, delicious food, and seaside relaxation. Their amazing menu is a fusion of fresh seafood and Mediterranean-inspired flavors.
The Beach House
This laid-back beach club in Kijkduin is all about sun, sand, and good vibes. Relax on comfortable lounge chairs, feel the warm sun on your skin, and enjoy some delicious meals and fresh drinks. The interior is super cute as well, and they have pink umbrella’s all spread over their outside terrace. Picture-worthy.
With so many goodies on the menu it is difficult to choose! Luckily you share everything with your table mates and therefore you can try out lots of different dishes! They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner so you can go there all day. Make sure to get a reservation beforehand since this place is quite populair and often booked.
Hoteltip: The Babylon Hotel
The Babylon Hotel in The Hague is a modern and stylish hotel that offers a comfortable and convenient stay in the heart of the city. Located near the Central Station, it provides easy access to various attractions and neighborhoods, making it an ideal base for business and leisure travelers. Sink into the cozy beds, catch up on your favorite shows on the flat-screen TV, and stay connected with the world thanks to the speedy Wi-Fi. Oh, and did we mention some rooms offer stunning city views? Get ready to wake up to a picture-perfect scene! Book your stay here!
*Iris is one of our guest-editors based in Breda, Netherlands. She is a talented photographer and you can find her work on irisvermeij.com.