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The Hague

The Hague is the third-largest city in the Netherlands and the political capital of the country. It is located in the province of South Holland, on the North Sea coast, and is a part of the Randstad megalopolis. The Hague is home to the Dutch government, the Dutch parliament, the Supreme Court, and the Council of State. It is also the seat of the Dutch monarch.

The Hague is known for its many iconic landmarks, such as the Peace Palace, the Binnenhof, and the Mauritshuis. The Peace Palace, built in 1913, is the home of the International Court of Justice and the Permanent Court of Arbitration. The Binnenhof, the seat of the Dutch government, is a complex of buildings dating back to the 13th century. The Mauritshuis, a former palace, is now an art museum with works by Dutch masters such as Rembrandt and Vermeer.

The Hague has a rich history, dating back to the 12th century. In 1248, Count Floris IV of Holland established the city as a center of government. During the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century, The Hague became the political and cultural center of the Dutch Republic. In the 19th century, the city was home to the Dutch royal family.

The Hague is an important international city, hosting numerous international organizations, such as the International Criminal Court and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. The city is also home to the International Institute of Social Studies, the International Institute of Air and Space Law, and the International Court of Justice.

Excursion tips for a day in The Hague

The Hague is a vibrant city in the Netherlands with plenty of attractions and activities for tourists to enjoy. Here is a list of possible activities to enjoy in The Hague on a day:

1. Visit the Mauritshuis Museum to view the works of Dutch masters, including Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring.

2. Explore the Binnenhof, the political center of the Netherlands, and the historic Ridderzaal.

3. Visit the Peace Palace and its beautiful gardens, home to the International Court of Justice and the Permanent Court of Arbitration.

4. Take a stroll through the city’s cobblestone streets, admiring the architecture and strolling through the city’s many parks.

5. Visit the Panorama Mesdag, an immersive 360-degree painting of the Dutch coastline.

6. Shop for souvenirs at the Grote Markt, the city’s main square, or the nearby Passage shopping mall.

7. Enjoy a relaxing boat ride along the canals of the city.

8. Visit the Escher in Het Paleis museum to view the works of Dutch artist M.C. Escher.

9. Take a guided tour of the city’s historic sites, including the 16th-century town hall and the Noordeinde Palace.

10. Enjoy a meal at one of the city’s many restaurants, sampling the local cuisine.

Experience The Hague with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit The Hague. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in The Hague

The Hague in the Netherlands typically experiences a temperate oceanic climate with mild summers and cool winters. In the summer, temperatures generally range from highs in the mid-60s Fahrenheit to lows in the mid-50s Fahrenheit. Winters are cold, with temperatures ranging from lows in the mid-30s Fahrenheit to highs in the mid-40s Fahrenheit. Spring and autumn are mild and pleasant, with temperatures ranging from lows in the mid-40s Fahrenheit to highs in the mid-60s Fahrenheit. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, with the wettest months being October and November.

Cruise weather for The Hague

Our weather forecast for The Hague helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 20.1 °C
min: 15.7 °C
11.4 m/s
27.7 m/s
54.1 %
18.2 m
72.9 %
1,021 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 22.2 °C
min: 14.9 °C
15.5 m/s
40.0 m/s
83.8 %
23.6 m
77.2 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 20.7 °C
min: 17.9 °C
13.0 m/s
31.7 m/s
88.5 %
20.0 m
80.2 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 17.5 °C
min: 16 °C
16.6 m/s
41.4 m/s
89.9 %
24.1 m
87.2 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 20.3 °C
min: 15.3 °C
12.6 m/s
32.4 m/s
42.2 %
24.1 m
73.0 %
1,024 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 23.4 °C
min: 14.3 °C
10.8 m/s
11.2 m/s
12.0 %
24.1 m
58.8 %
1,024 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 25.7 °C
min: 16.7 °C
14.4 m/s
20.2 m/s
33.1 %
24.1 m
60.2 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 20.5 °C
min: 17.5 °C
22.0 m/s
35.3 m/s
80.5 %
22.1 m
79.9 %
1,010 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 21.3 °C
min: 16.7 °C
20.9 m/s
33.2 m/s
41.2 %
24.1 m
78.6 %
1,015 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 21.4 °C
min: 17.5 °C
21.2 m/s
33.8 m/s
22.9 %
24.1 m
76.6 %
1,017 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 21.5 °C
min: 16.7 °C
18.7 m/s
31.8 m/s
98.3 %
24.1 m
78.0 %
1,014 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 21.8 °C
min: 16.6 °C
15.1 m/s
10.4 m/s
36.2 %
24.1 m
69.5 %
1,017 hPa
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 21.2 °C
min: 16.1 °C
16.6 m/s
19.1 m/s
12.5 %
24.1 m
63.0 %
1,019 hPa
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 23.3 °C
min: 16.5 °C
10.8 m/s
13.0 m/s
32.6 %
24.1 m
66.3 %
1,019 hPa
Aug. 7th 2024 Aug. 7th 2024 max: 28.2 °C
min: 17.5 °C
12.6 m/s
15.8 m/s
3.5 %
24.1 m
61.2 %
1,016 hPa

Cruises to The Hague

Would you like to travel to The Hague on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of The Hague.

Scheduled ship calls in The Hague, Netherlands
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
May 5th 2025 Monday, 5th of May 2025 MS Hamburg 08:00 am 07:00 pm
May 25th 2025 Sunday, 25th of May 2025 Sea Dream II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 13th 2025 Wednesday, 13th of Aug. 2025 Sea Dream II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 16th 2025 Tuesday, 16th of Sep. 2025 Scenic Eclipse 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 17th 2025 Wednesday, 17th of Sep. 2025 Scenic Eclipse 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 8th 2026 Monday, 8th of Jun. 2026 HANSEATIC spirit 12:00 am 12:00 am

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