Distance from Hotel: 2.24 MI/ 3.6 KM West
Convenience Store: 0.12 MI/ 0.2 KM East
Outdoor Tennis: 1.24 MI/ 2 KM East
A 15-minute tram ride from the hotel, the quirky Madurodam Park lets you tour a whole "miniature Holland", as you wander past 1:25 scale replicas of historic Dutch buildings, windmills, tulip fields and even Schiphol Airport. Named after a prominent member of the wartime Dutch Resistance, this fun and fascinating diversion opened in 1952 and now attracts millions of visitors every year.
It's easy to forget that The Hague is so close to the North Sea, but Scheveningen Beach is only a few tram stops from the city centre. There, you can buy fresh fish from the harbour, join a game of beach volleyball, and enjoy a sunny lunch at one of the waterfront cafés or restaurants. The beachside museum Beelden aan Zee showcases contemporary sculpture amid rustling reeds and sand dunes.
Don't Go Home Without
Built mostly in the 13th century, the Binnenhof is the world's oldest house of parliament still in use. Containing several government buildings and ministries within a Gothic castle compound, it forms the centre of Dutch political life and the historic heart of The Hague. On a guided tour you can admire the dramatic Inner Court and Hall of Knights.
From Thursday to Sunday, weather permitting, you can wander around the pleasant cluster of stalls under the linden trees of Lange Voorhout Boulevard, selling antique furniture, books, prints and glassware. Even if your suitcase isn't big enough to fit a table and matching chairs, this popular flea market is a great place to mingle with locals and soak up the charming atmosphere of The Hague.