THE RECOMMENDATIONS BIBLE OF ABEY

These are my personal tips -based on experience and research- for a great experience in The Hague! This resulted in a good list of tips! You can click on the bold text to get to the Google Maps location of the establishment.

All of you good luck in The Hague!

And don’t forget to write me a review here of course 😉


Restaurants
Lunch Places
Bars
Shopping
Coffeeshop (no coffee, weed!)
Museums
Parks / Beaches


RESTAURANTS

Cafe Zeta
Great Thai street food! Visit website

Cafe De Bieb
Wonderful vegetarian dishes. Visit website

Different buffets, something for everyone. Visit website

LUNCH PLACES

Cafe Pavlov
Great garden, also there’s a charming hidden garden terrace at the back. Visit website

Anne Max
Wonderful vegetarian dishes. Visit website

Best ‘kroketten’ in town! Take away only. Visit website

BARS

Rootz
Beer cafe, with a selection of over 200 (!) beers. Visit website

 Wicked Wines
Located on a lovely square. Visit website

Momfer de Mol
Come here for the great atmosphere. Visit website

SHOPPING

De Passage
Stop at Hop & Stork for exquisite coffee and home-made chocolate. Visit website

 Bijenkorf
Holland’s most luxurious XL warehouse. Visit website

COFFEESHOP

Cremers
Friendly personnel, good advise and no judgement atmosphere. Visit website

MUSEUMS

Kunstmuseum
This art museum is a great family tip: Inspiring museum games for young and old in the 13 Chambers of Wonders. Visit website

Mauritshuis
Lovely museum with paintings from Rembrandt, Jan Steen, Vermeer and Frans Hals. If you don’t have too much time, skip the 1st floor and go straight to the 2nd to admire the highlight! Visit website

Gevangenenpoort
As the Lonely Planet stated; This is one of the 50 museums in the world that will blow your mind! Visit website

PARKS / BEACHES

Het Haagse Bos
In front of Central Sation, walk up to the trees and take a right. A short walk will take you to the ‘Haagse Bos’. There are some small patches of pristine forest, untouched by humans to be found here. You can’t get lost, as the forest is bordered by roads, but do try to do so. It’s one of these rare places on earth that are much bigger from the inside than from the outside.

Park Clingendael
Enjoyable in every season, with all the ancient trees and different gardens. In spring and fall, the oldest Japanese Garden in Europe is open and really worth a visit. So are the blooming rhododendrons in spring. I suggest taking a picnic basket to enjoy there.

As the Hague is situated along the North Sea, the dunes and beaches are worth visiting all year round. Go to Scheveningen (take tram no 1 to Scheveningen) for its boulevard and the healing house ‘Kurhaus’. Do take a look at the classic inside and maybe have a drink there, with a view on the North Sea. Go to Kijkduin, as the locals do, to have a walk in the dunes and some refreshments at one of the cozy beach shacks.