Ideas for outings in The Hague during May holidays
End of April this year marks the start of the May holidays ‘meivakantie’ for most schools. With the lockdown still in effect, what are the options available around The Hague to entertain your tireless tots? We have some ideas!
Tulip fields not far from The Hague
In the ‘Bollenstreek’ you can find impressive fields of flowers from tulips to daffodils and hyacinths. Away from the usual crowd at the Keukenhof, there are many flower fields to explore in the vicinity. Enjoy the colourful fields by bike with this helpful Flower Map!
‘Zuiderpark’ South Park (of no relation to the funny cartoon) is one of the biggest parks in The Hague. The park is used by residents for sports, skating, cycling, sunbathing and also for events such as Parkpop, which is one of the biggest pop festivals in the Netherlands.
A great draw to the Zuiderpark is the nature playground, ‘Zuiderpret’, where kids can play with water, build with twigs and discover the wild plants and insects that inhabit this nature playground. Kids can spend hours exploring this diverse park, but do not forget to bring their rain boots and change of clothes. Check out this map with all available activities in the park.
For more ideas, check out other parks and playgrounds in The Hague region.
Denhaag.com has created a children’s walking tour in The Hague city centre. The tour takes about 35 minutes and consists of 12 stops with 12 quizzes that will help reveal a secret message at the end. Pick a nice sunny day to explore the city with your children!
The Duivenvoorde Castle and estate, located between The Hague and Leiden, has a history that go back to the 13th century. The castle and its contents have remained within the family through inheritance all this time – which makes its story quite unique. The castle is closed at the moment, but its beautiful 260-hectare estate is open to the public for walks and picnics at a small fee.
Pilot events and activities
In April, the Dutch government will be conducting a pilot programme to test the safety of opening the tourism and events sectors for visitors with a negative covid-19 test result. Some attractions taking part in this programme include Diergaarde Blijdorp, Madurodam, Keukenhof and more. Find out which activities are included in the pilot programme (in Dutch), and get your tickets directly from the organisers.
King’s Day is a national holiday in the Netherlands that celebrates the birthday of the reigning King Willem Alexander. It is usually a big party throughout the country with local celebrations in every neighbourhood. Due to covid-19, this event will be held online. The king, queen, and the three princesses will visit Eindhoven this year, and the programme will be broadcasted on NOS and online.