Plan a Day Trip from The Hague

Organize Your Day Trip From The Hague

The Hague, conveniently located between some of the Netherlands’ finest cities and sights, offers easy access to several great cities and touristic sights. Whether you are renting a car or prefer using public transport, The Hague it the perfect base for unforgettable day trips. Let’s explore some of the top destinations you can visit in a day The Hague.

Travelling by car from The Hague

  • Distance to Rotterdam: 24 km / 15 miles

  • Distance to Delft: 10 km / 6 miles

  • Distance to Kinderdijk: 49 km / 30 miles

  • Distance to Gouda: 27 km / 17 miles

Discover Rotterdam

Explore The Harbor Capital Of Europe

Rotterdam, a vibrant city known for its modern architecture and bustling harbor, is a must-visit destination. Just a short distance from The Hague, Rotterdam offers a unique blend of history and contemporary charm. One of the highlights of Rotterdam is the iconic Erasmus Bridge, a stunning architectural masterpiece that spans the Maas River. Another must-see attraction is the Markthal, a food market housed in a spectacular horseshoe-shaped building. Here, you can indulge in a variety of delicious local treats and soak in the vibrant atmosphere.

Join A Free Walking Tour Rotterdam

To explore Rotterdam like a local, we recommend joining our Free Walking Tour Rotterdam. Led by knowledgeable guides, this tour will take you through the city’s hidden gems and provide fascinating insights into its history and culture. Visit our website and book a Classic Tour to explore historic Rotterdam, or a Rivers & Architecture tour that explores the city’s soaring skyline.

Daily tour at 10:30(am), weekends extra tour at 13:30 (1:30pm)

Discover Delft

The City Of Pottery & Painter Vermeer

Delft, a charming city famous for its blue and white pottery, is another fantastic day trip option from The Hague. Known as the birthplace of the renowned painter Vermeer, Delft offers a rich history and a picturesque city center. One of the highlights of Delft is the Royal Delft Factory, where you can witness the traditional production of Delftware and even try your hand at painting your own piece. The city is also home to the stunning Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), where members of the Dutch royal family are buried.

Join A Free Walking Tour Delft

To make the most of your visit to Delft, join our Fee Walking Tour Delft. Our local guides will take you on a journey through the city’s cobblestone streets, sharing fascinating stories and showing you the hidden gems that make Delft so special.

Daily tour at 13:30 (1:30pm), book ahead to secure your spot

Discover Utrecht

The Dutch City Of The Middle Ages

A Dutch city with unprecedented historic value, this city was rated number #6 of the world’s most unsung places by Lonely Planet. The old city centre outlined by a medieval canal, which makes it the perfect size for a walking tour. Stroll along the canal side, to view Utrecht’s historic townhouses that now cater to its many bohemian cafes, shops and restaurants.

Join A Free Walking Tour Utrecht

Ever wanted to know where the top of the Dom Tower would land if it fell over, wanted to hug a lifesize Miffy, or enjoy a fresh beer in a historic church? This and many more things you will find out on our Free Walking Tour. Join our Free Walking Tour Utrecht, a 2-hour walk with one of our knowledgeable guides through the largest medieval city of the Netherlands.

Daily tour at 10:30(am), weekends extra tour at 13:30 (1:30pm)

Visit Leiden

The City Of Pottery & Painter Vermeer

Delft, a charming city famous for its blue and white pottery, is another fantastic day trip option from The Hague. Known as the birthplace of the renowned painter Vermeer, Delft offers a rich history and a picturesque city center. One of the highlights of Delft is the Royal Delft Factory, where you can witness the traditional production of Delftware and even try your hand at painting your own piece. The city is also home to the stunning Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), where members of the Dutch royal family are buried.

Visit Kinderdijk

No visit to South Holland would be complete without exploring the iconic windmills of Kinderdijk. Located just a short drive from The Hague, Kinderdijk is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a true Dutch gem. Here, you can immerse yourself in the country’s rich history and marvel at the 19 beautifully preserved windmills. These windmills, dating back to the 18th century, were used to drain the surrounding polders and prevent flooding.

Visit Gouda

Last but not least, Gouda is another charming city that is well worth a visit. Famous for its delicious cheese and beautiful historic center, Gouda offers a delightful blend of culture and gastronomy. Explore the stunning Gothic-style Gouda City Hall, visit the Gouda Cheese Market to witness the traditional cheese weighing ceremony, and take a stroll along the picturesque canals lined with historic buildings.