The summer season is the most popular time to visit this Dutch city by the sea, so tourists should be aware of increased prices for local accommodation and flights to The Hague. The Tong Tong Fair at the end of May or beginning of June attracts large crowds eager to sample the finest Indonesian cuisine. On the other hand the spring and autumn bring cooler temperatures in addition to cheap flights to The Hague and discounted accommodation. April’s daffodils and May’s tulips add flavour to the quaint streets, making spring a wonderful time to visit the city. On the evening of the 29th of April the city comes alive for KoninginneNach, the country’s largest party in advance of King’s Day. On this night a large number of events, including live music in several different locations, take place across the city. For those who are willing to brave inclement weather there is much to discover during the winter season between November and February, which is also the most cost effective time to plan a trip and book flights The Hague.
Amsterdam may be the official capital of the Netherlands, but The Hague is the seat of the Dutch parliament and government, and the residence of the Dutch royal family. Although The Hague is synonymous with international law and diplomacy, its spectacular architecture, great shopping and superb location near the North Sea coastline mean that the city has much to offer tourists. The city’s Plein and Grote Markt squares are teaming with elegant restaurants and cafes, and have a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere every night of the week. For a city of its size The Hague has some outstanding museums and galleries that will pique the interest of art lovers and history buffs. For example, Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) concentrates on the work of the Netherlands’ most celebrated modern artists M.C. Escher, and the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis contains a remarkable collection of work from the old Dutch Masters. Scheveningen, which is perhaps the best loved resort on the Dutch coast, is just a short journey from the city itself. Whether it’s sunny or not, Scheveningen offers visitors a host of entertainment, from cinemas and theatres to surf schools and beaches.
With attractions like the impressive dome cinema called Omniversum and the miniature city of Madurodam, The Hague is also an ideal destination for younger visitors.
The city itself boasts an excellent public transport system, with more than 30 bus and tramlines serving the centre of the city. The OV-chipcard is the most common system of paying for public transport in the city but even if you do not have one of these cards you also can pay in cash.
The city shares an airport with the nearby city of Rotterdam, which is the third largest airport in the Netherlands. Travellers who take flights to The Hague will arrive at Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTM) can be easily reached from the city’s Central Station by taking the train to the Meijersplein Station. From here transfer to the airport shuttle which travels directly to the airport at regular intervals.