Tips by locals

Tips from locals

You’ve dealt with all the practicalities of relocating to The Hague region. Sorted out a job, a place to live, school for the kids, healthcare, and all the official formalities. Now it’s time to get to know your new home. And there’s nothing like some insider knowledge to help you on your way. If you want to avoid the standard tourist experiences and discover local favourites and hidden gems in The Hague, check out these five top tips for inspiring and engaging days out in the region. 

Sound and Vision The Hague Media Museum

Sound and Vision The Hague (Beeld en Geluid) is an interactive media museum that offers a fun and educational day out. Discover how modern-day communications have developed over the past centuries and explore the forces that shape today’s media landscape. There are special games and adventures for kids – including a fun English-language scavenger hunt

Duivenvoorde Castle

If you’ve ever wondered what a traditional Dutch castle looks like, Duivenvoorde is for you. Situated in 270 hectares of parkland on the outskirts of The Hague, this 13th-century castle is one of the oldest in the Netherlands and is rich in stories and history. As well as exploring the rooms of the carefully preserved and restored buildings, you can enjoy strolling or cycling through the beautifully landscaped gardens and surrounding woodland. 

Uithof Sports Centre

When you’re feeling energetic, Uithof is the place to go. It’s famous as Europe’s biggest indoor sports centre and has a huge range of activities on offer. From ice-skating to skiing, laser gaming to go-kart racing, and Sumo wrestling to archery, there truly is something for everyone. There are lessons available if you want to learn something new or improve your technique, plus special arrangements for kids’ birthday parties and team-building days for companies. Explore the activities at the Uithof

Voorlinden Museum

Voorlinden Museum is a hidden gem for lovers of modern and contemporary art. It features many interactive and immersive artworks, making a visit great for kids, too. There’s an extensive permanent collection that includes works by Ai Weiwei, Richard Serra, Maurizio Cattelan, and Damien Hirst, as well as regularly changing exhibitions from leading Dutch and international artists. The museum aims to connect people, art, nature, and architecture with interactive exhibits and special attractions for children. You can combine a visit to the museum with a walk through the beautiful surrounding gardens, and the nearby landscape features forests, dunes, and meadows. 

Edible Art Workshops

Tap into your creative side and create something delicious at the same time with a chocolate art workshop, where you’ll produce and decorate chocolate sculptures based on the works of famous Dutch artists such as Rembrandt, Van Gogh, and Vermeer. The workshops can be tailormade to suit participants’ interests and are available for groups of 10 to 50 people. And, of course, you get to take your creations home and eat them – if you can bear to. 


Looking for more inspiring ideas about things to see and do in The Hague? Visit our pages on culture and nature in The Hague. It might also be handy to find out more about getting around the region by public transport, car or bicyle.