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The Netherlands’ capital and seat of the its royalty is situated on a coastal plain near the North Sea, not far from Amsterdam and Rotterdam. It’s a pretty city full of stately mansions, beautiful museums, government buildings, impressive cultural options and a long stretch of beaches nearby. The most reliable way of getting around is by hiring a car. Please book cheap car hire in The Hague here today with us and we'll find you the best deals online by comparing quotes from over fifty top rental providers.
The Hague has a distinguished and stately character to it. The Binnenhof stands at the centre of political life in the Netherlands and dominating is the Knights' Hall, built in the 13th century. There are guided tours through the Binnenhof which take you through the Knights' Hall and the First and Second Chamber of Parliament.
In the centre of town lies the Mauritshuis, one of Holland's most outstanding classicists building, which houses the Royal Cabinet of Paintings, one of the most famous collections in the world. The Gemeentemuseum also has a very good collection of Dutch modern art.
The Duinrell Attraction Park is a good place for family entertainment with bobsleigh tracks, The ‘waterspin’ and a roller coaster. Tikibad, the indoor water world, adds to the excitement with waves and rushing water.
Another family orientated attraction is Madurodam, a scaled down version of the Netherlands, where visitors will get to witness many feats rebuilt down to the tiniest detail on a scale of 1:25. With windmills, boats sailing in canals, harbour scenes, trains running in and out of stations and 50,000 lights at night - making it the perfect place to witness all of Dutch culture in one go.
With a 13 km coastline, The Hague has two stunning seaside resorts; Scheveningen and Kijkduin. Scheveningen, is the most popular with white sands, good waves and a vibrant nightlife. There is dancing, shopping, museums, a casino, dining out and many music festivals here in the summer. During the winter months, the promenade is decorated with dozens of Christmas trees and thousands of twinkling lights. Kijkduin, is a pleasant seaside resort with beautiful beaches and a great boulevard with shops and restaurants. The town boasts a splendid bungalow park and an excellent four-star hotel.
The National Sea Life Scheveningen, an aquarium, is brimming with amazing creatures such as sharks, rays and jellyfish. They also have an underwater observatory and a replica of a tropical reef and an 8 m tunnel to walk through.
Other old castles near The Hague from the same period are The Leiden, Teylingen and Brederode. The castle of Leiden is a unique, circular fort situated on a hill in the middle of the old town. Castle Teylingen lies near Leiden (next to motorway N206 in Sassenheim). Castle Brederode also lies near the motorway N206 in Santpoort.
Delft is a quaint town with canals, windmills and a few cobbled streets to cop your clogs on. It’s famous for its distinctive blue and white porcelain.
The country’s most visited city is undoubtedly Amsterdam with its famous concentric canals, narrow buildings, excellent museums, crazy red light district and laidback ‘coffeeshops’. It has a delightfully unhurried atmosphere, but gets crowded with tourist during the summer.
The largest airport of the Netherlands is Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, offering smooth flight connections to over 200 worldwide destinations. Schiphol taxi has cars waiting outside the arrivals hall 24 hours a day, to transport travellers to their next destination. All the regional airports have very frequent scheduled links with Amsterdam Schiphol, as well as direct connections to The Hague, every hour.
Car rental companies operate from desks at the airport, including Avis, Budget, Europcar, National, Sixt and Hertz. There are limited numbers of cars on offer at the airport, so we highly advise you don't leave booking until arriving at the airport as you may find yourself queuing for hours. Book cheap car hire in The Hague online today for best prices and a better selection of cars to choose from.
Holland has an extensive network of railroad tracks and the trains of the Netherlands Railways (NS) are among the most modern in Europe. There are two international railroad stations, The Hague Central Station and The Hague Hollands Spoor offering a wide range of facilities, as well as many local stations. One or more trains leave for The Hague from nearly all main cities in Holland.
In addition to the train, The Hague is also easy to get to by bus. The 'Interliner' service has good connections between all major cities.
The Hague is easily accessible by car from anywhere in Holland. From the cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht you can follow easy signposts along well maintained roads to get to the centre of The Hague.