Walk through stately The Hague to the beach

Go from the station to the beach and back again by taking a short tram ride or walking the whole way: it's entirely up to you! During this city walk through stately The Hague, you can visit museums, marvel at historic buildings, stroll through lovely city parks, poke around traditional shops and ultimately wade in the North Sea surf. This walk has it all. Would you like to spend more time in a certain place, or prefer to go directly to the beach? Once again: it's entirely up to you!

Nationaal Park Hollandse Duinen - Mensen bij de Hofvijver

Beautiful city behind the dunes

The Hague is great for exploring on foot. It only takes a few minutes to walk from the station to the Haagse Bos historic forest. Huis ten Bosch, which is where the king of the Netherlands and his family live, is located on the edge of the forest. You are also a short walk away from the Binnenhof, which is the centre of Dutch political life. As you go further into the city, you can visit a variety of museums, marvel at majestic city palaces or enjoy lovely parks with an abundance of natural beauty. After eight kilometres you can end your Hague tour and catch a tram back to the station, or take a refreshing dip in the North Sea.

Nationaal Park Hollandse Duinen - Panorama Mesdag

A 19th century vista of the North Sea

The Panorama Mesdag is a cylindrical painting roughly 14 metres high and 120 metres wide. A one of a kind work of art! The painting, which is one of the oldest 19th century panoramas in the world, brings a vista of the North Sea, dunes, The Hague and Scheveningen to life. 

Be inspired by the unique landscape of dunes, just like many famous painters before you.

Unfazed by an eight-kilometre walk?

You can also walk back to the station by following an officially marked route that goes around the city through the dunes and Haagse Bos. You can catch a tram or bus at various points along the way.

Dwars door het chique Den Haag naar de kust lopen