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.
Space Ball Open 9am till 1pm
The best buy for your money and still a nice menu to choose from. I’m not too wild about their lounging space.
Waterworld Near the center of the Hague and serving the best Hya hash from Morocco (don’t take the cheapest variety). Not a very cozy place to have your smoke though.
Mauritshuis Great art from the Dutch Golden Age. Do take your time to gaze at all the pieces; it takes you half a day to get a real good impression. If you have less time (or money), try the Willem the 5th gallery, next to the Prisoner’s Museum for a real good impression of Golden Age art.
Esther in the Palace An interesting modern artist from last century, who made mathematics into fine art. It’s situated in the old Winter Palace of the Dutch of the Royal Family. Save a maximum of two hours for a visit.
Museum Beelden aan Zee Opens at 10am. In our seaside resort Scheveningen, there is a beautiful museum of sculptures, with expositions both inside and outside. Have a walk on the boulevard afterwards, visit the Kurhaus or enjoy the dunes and/or the beach.
Panorama Mesdag A painting, 14 meter high and 120 meters circumference depicting our seaside resort Scheveningen in the early days. It’s the earliest form of VR I ever encountered. A visit of an hour and a half will do.
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.