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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

“Meijendel is the largest interconnected dune area in South Holland. The beautiful nature reserve extends between Scheveningen, The Hague and Wassenaar, and consists primarily of open dune landscape, lakes, forests and kilometres of long sandy beaches. In the centre of the nature reserve is a visitor centre owned by drinking water company Dunea, Meyendel pancake house and Monkeybos playground. The numerous cycle, hiking and riding paths make the dunes at Meijendel the perfect place to enjoy nature just a stone's throw away from the city.”
  • 72 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Small amusement park in the dunes of Wassenaar with tropical swimming pool.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Voorlinden is a private museum for modern and contemporary art at a magnificent estate in the dunes at Wassenaar, a stone's throw from The Hague. Businessman and art collector Joop van Caldenborgh realised his dream here in 2016: a museum of international allure that houses his renowned collection. The attractive white building offers a space for Van Caldenborgh's rich and surprising collection, permanent works of art made especially for the museum and temporary exhibitions.”
  • 29 locals recommend
“The Louwman Museum is home to the world’s oldest private collection of motor cars, compiled by two generations of the Louwman family. The museum dates back to 1934 and now comprises over two hundred and fifty antique and classic motor cars. Connoisseurs consider it to be one of the most beautiful private collections in the world.”
  • 24 locals recommend
“Peaceful and quiet beach. In winter there is one beach house where you can have a warm cup of choco. In summer there are plenty​ child-friendly beach restaurants, bistros, and cafes. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
“A beautiful property with two hiking trails. There is a Japanese garden which is opened 6 weeks a year.”
  • 11 locals recommend
“Beautiful park to hang out and relax or if you brought your work out gear, have a nice run”
  • 11 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Big enough to have some for everyone. Also with a pool (Tiki bad - make sure tickets include this pool) with lots of glides, for 4 year olds and truly scary ones. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
“The gardens surrounding the manor house at Landgoed Clingendael date back to the 16th century, creating a peaceful city oasis”
  • 8 locals recommend
“Beautiful forest, with teahouse. Area where our king and queen live. Not visible unfortunately;-)”
  • 12 locals recommend
“Only for Dutch speaking: Soldaat van Oranje - De Musical is gebaseerd op het waargebeurde verhaal van één van de grootste verzetsstrijders uit onze vaderlandse geschiedenis: Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema. Aan het begin van de oorlog ontsnapt Erik naar Engeland van waaruit hij zendapparatuur naar Nederland smokkelt en als piloot betrokken is bij bombardementen op Duitsland. Hij wordt adjudant van Koningin Wilhelmina en ontvangt voor zijn verzetswerk al tijdens de oorlog de Militaire Willemsorde, de hoogste Koninklijke onderscheiding.”
  • 6 locals recommend
“The Japanese Garden was created in the beginning of the 20th century by Baroness Marguérite van Brienen (1871-1939), also called Lady Daisy. Lady Daisy sailed off a number of times by ship to Japan and brought back to the Netherlands a number of lanterns, a water cask, sculptures, the pavilion, the little bridges and several plants. The original design with the serene pond, meandering brook and the winding pathways has remained intact all these years. The Municipality of The Hague has always taken great care of the Japanese Garden because of its uniqueness and tremendous historical value. Due to its fragility, the garden can be visited only during a short period of the year.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Excellent place for hikers. Don´t forget to stop by at Brasserie Buitenhuis. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Water Park
“Nice amusement park includeinfamous Tikibad an indoor swim paradise for children and adults.”
  • 7 locals recommend
“Best ice cream there is! When you visit Wassenaar you have to get an ice cream at Luciano's.”
  • 7 locals recommend
“You can go with the car (15 minutes, 40 bike minutes). This restaurant is situated at a lake site, with a beautiful terras. You can also use the free beach there or plan a windsurfing lesson and afterwards drink and eat something in the restaurant. It’s our favorite!”
  • 6 locals recommend