Royal Hague Palace in Holland
On the occasion of the Volvo Ocean Race we had the opportunity to meet Hague, in English,The hague, or as you'll see written in Dutch on most posters,Deen haag.
This is the first advice we can give you for your trip to The Hague, familiarize yourself with the names of the city in both languages, especially in Dutch, and thus make sure that you identify it at all times.
There is one thing we always love about Holland: We have not yet visited any city that has not fallen in love with us, and Hague It wasn't going to be less.
Binnenhof Castle in The Hague in Holland
As they say with pride, It is the perfect city to live.
It's about the Holland's third largest city, butthe most important administrative level, because it is the capital of the country and in The Hague its main offices have the most important public entities, such as the Kings of Holland or the legislative and judicial powers.
It is a very easy city to visit but, if you should know some information before traveling.
Tips for organizing your trip to The Hague
In this article we have prepared a list of frequent questions to help you when visiting the city.
Commercial passage in The Hague in Holland
1. How to get to the Hague from Amsterdam?
Hague It is located 60 kilometers south of Amsterdam and without a doubt the best option is Go by train; forget about other combinations because they are not worth it.
It is the fastest and most comfortable and the train leaves you in the center.
Being so close to Amsterdam, you have very good train connections with many surrounding cities, and from Amsterdam you can go to The Hague from the Central Station or from the schiphol airport.
If you are going to travel by plane, here we leave you a specific article where we tell you all the information to get to The Hague from Amsterdam airport
2. Where to change or get money in The Hague? Credit cards?
The currency used in the Netherlands is the Euro, so if you travel from Spain and most European countries you will not have to change currency.
If you need euros, our advice is almost always the same, get money at one of the ATMs in the city, since they usually charge you a fixed commission of about 2 euros and the change is usually the best they will give you.
Much better than at airports and in the center of cities.
As for the Credit cards, are accepted in all shops, so in practice it is not necessary to have more cash than you might need for an emergency, in case the card does not work, or some small expense.
Of course, it is essential to have the option of payments abroad that incorporate some of them activated on the card, which can be activated or deactivated by Internet.
Bicycle and tram in The Hague in Holland
3. What public transportation to use in The Hague?
The most comfortable means of transportation to get around the city of Hague is the trolley car, especially when you want to go to the port area, the beach and the promenade.
It is a transport that you can use continuously to shorten travel times.
Ideally if you want to move in trolley car is to catch a full day ticket, which you can buy at vending machines at almost any station or by Internet.
The price of a single trip is 3.50 euros and you can use it for an hour, while the full day is 6.50 euros, so using it twice already compensates.
Tram in The Hague
You have to validate the ticket when entering the tram, and also when leaving, if the card does not work well, and when you want to re-enter, you will not be able to pass.
To know where to ride and how to get around, the most comfortable is to manage with the Google Maps. You activate the location, enter the address where you are going, click on the public transport tab and the best combination appears immediately.
Another option is move around The Hague by bike, what we always do at least one day.
It is the option that gives you more freedom to move around the city, and since everything is flat and without unevenness, it is very easy to use.
All the inhabitants of Hague they move by bicycle! Kings of Holland!!
Hotel Des Indes Luxury The Hague
4. Where to sleep in The Hague?
Since you choose the area in which book a hotel or apartment It is one of the tasks in which we spend more time organizing a trip, we have decided to help you.
Here we leave an article where we explain the different areas to stay in The Hague and what is the best option based on your priorities.
We stayed at the Hotel Des Indes, an authentic emblem of the city, where many of the world's diplomats have stayed in their visits to Holland.
5. Excursion to The Hague from Amsterdam
Another option for your trip is to sign up for a excursion to The Hague from Amsterdam If you are staying in this Dutch city, which also includes skip-the-line tickets to the places to visit.
Gravenstraat in The Hague
This way you can do the Hague visit from Amsterdam in 1 day, and you can also meet Madurodam, Holland museum in miniature, and the Delft pottery.
Another alternative is the Roterdam and The Hague excursion, eye, in this case without visiting Madurodam, a place that is highly recommended to know.
6. Is it worth renting a car?
Clearly the answer is no. The best is move by public transport or bicycle.
In all the Dutch cities it is a nightmare to move by car, since unlike most cities in the world, the car is the last one in everything.
Bicycles and pedestrians almost always have priority over cars.
Bicycles in The Hague in Holland
It is a very strange feeling that you have in all Dutch cities and that in our opinion should be exported to the rest of the world.
7. Where and how to rent a bicycle in The Hague?
There is a large number of bike rental shops in The Hague.
He price per day that we pay for rent a bike It was 17 euros, and the store was found through Google Maps.
For rent the bike We chose a store that was very well connected to the tram so that it would be easy to go looking for it, and then, after returning, return to where we wanted and not stay hung.
Bicycles in The Hague in Holland
8. Be careful when walking if you are a pedestrian
Be very careful when you walk through the city, make sure you are walking along the lane for pedestrians, since there are many bicycles in Holland.
The roads have specific signs for cars, bikes and pedestrians.
Make sure when you walk that you are going in the right lane; If this is not the case, you will see that it is customary for cyclists to notify you by ringing the bicycle bell.
He clin-clin of bicycles is a sound that you will hear many times in The Hague.
9. What to eat and where in The Hague?
At lunchtime, one of the star products in Holland is the herring with onion, and in Hague It wasn't going to be less.
Dutch cheeses in The Hague in Holland
We test them in one of the street stalls in the port, and if you're curious, I'll tell you that the price of each herring is 2.5 euros.
There are also many restaurants with beautiful sunsets in the promenade area where you can eat spectacularly.
We point you some The Hague restaurants We liked them during our visit.
Waterproef, in the port, with the specialty of fish.
Waterreus On the seafront, the perfect place for dinner watching the sunset, we loved the lobster (lobster).
Gember, next to Museum of Photography, a restaurant that has some dishes vegans and Indonesians, since there is a lot of Indonesian immigration in The Hague.
Bread selection in a restaurant in The Hague in Holland
We also highlight you, Meneer Chocola, the best chocolate shop in The Hague, and of course the restaurant ofDes Indes Hotel, where you eat very well, not least is the luxury hotel in the city.
10. At what time do you eat and have dinner in Holland?
It is very important to know the meal times, or you can take the surprise of running out of dinner.
He has breakfast very soon, between 7 and 8 hours, because lunchtime is from 12 to 2 hours.
This makes the dinner also go ahead and start from 6 in the afternoon, to extend until 9 at night.
Be careful if you like to hurry dinner time, because it is not easy to eat something after 9 at night.
Canals in The Hague in Holland
11. Climate and clothes to take on a trip to The Hague
The same thing happens in this whole area of Europe, summer is usually hot, but it is not usual to exceed 25 degrees on good days, and it is also when more sunny days can be seen.
You could say that in summer it is perfect with short sleeves and shorts in the sun, taking into account that you have to carry something to warm up, in case it gets cloudy, and also at night it cools a little.
In winter it is something else, the sun is little seen, it can be cold, especially because of the humidity, and most of the days the sky is usually covered with clouds.
The rains are frequent, which favors that all Holland is very green.
Noordeinde shopping street in The Hague
12. Is it necessary to take out travel insurance to travel to The Hague?
Insurance is very important when traveling.
Moreover, never travel without adequate insurance, we always say it, it can be a mistake that you can regret.
Here we leave you an article where we give you explain the reasons why you also have tohire insurance to travel to Europe.