The Hague is the ultimate place to spend a weekend with friends because of the perfect combination of city and beach. Sporty beach activities, fun shopping streets, the best shows and culinary delights can all be enjoyed here. We made a list of some of our favourite places for you. This way you can plan a weekend getaway that you and your friends will talk about for years to come big.
Attend a show at AFAS Circustheater
For a musical, cabaret show or concert, go to the AFAS Circustheater. Started in 1904 as a circus building for Circus Schumann, it is now one of the most famous theatres in the Netherlands. In the past 20 years, legendary musicals like The Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, The Sound of Music, The Lion King, Tarzan, Ciske de Rat, Mary Poppins, Sister Act, Billy Elliot, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Alladin attracted millions of visitors. From April 2023, Disney’s AIDA will be on show here. Will you discover this musical hit together?
A concert at the beach
Fancy a day at the beach with music by the best Dutch artists? Then Live on the Beach is the right place for you! Singer Anouk and the band BLØF will open the Live on the Beach series of beach concerts this summer. On Thursday 31 August, these artists will take to the stage on the Scheveningen beach at the Northern Harbour Head.
Don’t want to miss this event? Book the Live on the Beach hotel package and you are guaranteed a ticket and a hotel room just 500 metres from the festival site.
Enjoy the lifestyle of the rich and famous at Holland Casino
Experience the excitement of the game, get your groove on on the dancefloor and leave richer then you came. There are various machines, tables and games where you can test your luck. A night out at Holland Casino can be so much fun! It is an interesting place for a night out and also a great place to watch people. The audience is as diverse as the variety of games. Book one of their group deals and receive inside tips from one of the croupiers.
A culinary tram ride through The Hague
How would you feel about enjoying a 4-course dinner while driving past all the highlights of the city? The Hague has the first restaurant in a tram in The Netherlands: Hoftrammm! This refurbished tram will take you past all the highlights like the oldest train station, “de hofvijver” and Scheveningen. The menu is developed by one of The Netherlands well-known chefs: Pierre Wind. A truly unique and culinary experience.
Dance the night away at Crazy Pianos
Crazy Pianos is a hotspot that people all over the country have heard about. Here you’ll get to enjoy live music played by artists from around the world. Rock, pop, the seventies and eighties hits and current hits you will hear them all and are sure to sing-a-long. Even that wallflower friend is sure to bust a move on the dancefloor at Crazy Pianos.
Taste the essence of The Hague
There used to be a distillery in the centre of The Hague. Van Kleef produced a wide variety of spirits here from 1842 to 1986. Right until they deemed a distillery as too dangerous for a city centre. Nowadays you can enjoy a tasting in this unique location. You don’t want to miss tasting these spirits that truly capture the essence of The Hague.
Feel happy and free on the beach
Catch up on each other during a walk on the beach or experience bonding during an adventure at sea. A visit to the beach of Scheveningen is a must during a weekend with friends in The Hague. Inntel Hotels Den Haag Marina Beach is located by the beach making it the perfect place to freshen up after a beach activity. Also read the 6 best beach activities and discover the diverse possibilities of the beach.
Visit a monastery and brewery
Did you know there’s a monastery in the centre of The Hague? The Broeders of Sint Jan (Saint John monks) brew beers with fitting names like Novice, Pater (father) and Prior. Learn all about the building and modern live in a monastery during a tour. Off course you will include with a tasting of 3 of their beers.
The best shopping streets of The Hague
The Hague is a Valhalla for shopaholics. In the streets and squares you can find fashion boutiques and vintage shops next to the famous brand stores. Does your group of friends love shopping? Then be sure to visit the following areas during a weekend with friends in The Hague:
The Zeeheldenkwartier is mostly known due to the popular Zeeheldenfestival, a multi-day music festival. You are also guaranteed to find a new favourite store here. The most important shopping streets here are the Prins Hendrikstraat, the Zoutmanstraat and the Pien Heinstraat. Here you’ll find a variety of trendy design stores, galleries, clothing stores, furniture stores, coffee shops and numerous speciality stores like the Wauw.
Shop like a King or Queen in the Hofkwartier. Around Noordeinde palace you will find fashion boutiques, galleries, antiquity stores and art dealers. You might even run into a member of the Royal family! Shops that you must visit are the oldest English bookstore and the dollhouse store.
The most important shopping street in The Hague is the Grote Marktstraat. All the familiar stores can be found here. A recent addition is the hip Japanese store UNIQLO. While you’re shopping be sure to check out the buildings. You will see various forms of architecture from a monumental coach house to the modern new passage.
A wellness moment
Is your purpose this weekend to fully relax? Choose the wellness experience at Spa Flow. Get pampered during a (duo) massage and/or beauty treatment and find complete relaxation in the panorama sauna and Turkish steam bath. You are guaranteed an amazing view over the coast, sea and harbour due to the unique location on the top floor of Inntel Hotels Den Haag Marina Beach. It will make swimming in the infinity pool feel like swimming in the sea.
Book an overnight stay in the eyecatcher on the coastline of Scheveningen and complete your weekend with friends in The Hague. The perfect place from which to experience these activities and to fully relax after a day filled with excitement is Inntel Hotels Den Haag Marina Beach.