The Hague in a Day: 3 Pleasant Tourism Ideas

Do you only have 24 hours in The Netherlands’ “administrative capital” and you’re not sure how to get a proper experience of The Hague that goes beyond its political spots? Here are a few ideas.

The Hague has a great tram system that includes an old-fashioned Tourist Tram, which works on a Hop-on Hop-off basis, connecting the city itself with the beach and the touristy spots outside of town. The route has 16 stops and taking the full loop would take about an hour. It’s a great way to discover the city and pick out your own points of interest.

Dedicated to the work of a brilliant 20th Century Dutch artist is the Escher in the Palace (Escher in Het Paleis) museum. The museum educates about the artist’s life and works with interactive exhibits and examples of his art. Temporary exhibitions and commissions that correspond with Escher’s work and ideas are also available. While many would say this is a place for kids, it’s great fun for adults too, don’t ask how we know!

Finally, what’s a luxurious day in Europe without a taste of something sweet. Hop & Stork has an in-store café and an open-plan “chocolate studio”. Sit down for a delicious hot drink and an exquisite freshly created treat.