There are lots of hotels in the city for your to choose from. Here is some information on where you can stay:
# IBIS DEN HAAG SCHEVENINGEN - The Ibis Den Haag Scheveningen hotel enjoys a seaside location, just 50 m from the beach, 10 min from The Hague and 25 km from Rotterdam Airport. The hotel is easily accessible from the A4 and A12 motorways. Book one of our 88 rooms (including 1 adapted for guests with limited mobility) with Wi-Fi internet access and make use of our amenities, a restaurant, bar, 24 hour snack service, terrace area, two meeting rooms (up to 50 people) and public undercover pay parking. The hotel is 100% non-smoking.
# BADHOTEL DEN HAAG SCHEVENINGEN - The 3-star Badhotel Scheveningen is situated at only 150 metres distance of the Boulevard and the North Sea beaches. Surrounded by the versatile recreational possibilities and the trendy café’s, you will not get bored! Within a range of 500 metres you will find, amongst others: Fortis Circus theatre, Holland Casino Scheveningen, Pathé Cinemas, Spa Resort Thermen Vitalizee and Crazy Pianos.
# GREEN PARK HOTEL - You will enjoy a stay in the modern and luxurious Green Park Hotel. Its 84 rooms, 4 suites and 8 business suites offer you modern and warm comfort. In addition to the Chiparus Restaurant, the Hotel also offers guests the Chiparus Bar-Lounge, a business centre, a fitness centre and its renowned room service.
# MECURE DEN HAAG CENTRAL - Hotel Mercure Den Haag Central is located in the lively heart of The Hague, within walking distance of several ministeries, the inviting shopping streets and numerous theatres. Schiphol Airport is only 45 km from The Hague. The hotel boasts 159 completely refurbished executive rooms, a cozy bar which also serves meals and a public undercover car park.
# IBIS DEN HAAG CENTRAL - The Ibis Den Haag Centre hotel is located in the city centre, close to the Parliament and a few minutes by public transport from Central Station. Easily accessible from the A12 motorway, the hotel is 45 km from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and 25 km from Rotterdam. Book one of our 197 rooms with ventilation cooling and make use of our facilities, including a restaurant, 24hr snack service and Wi-Fi Internet access. Public undercover parking is nearby. Our hotel is entirely nonsmoking from 1st July 2007.
# NOVOTEL DEN HAAG CITY CENTRE - In the heart of The Hague and in the enormous Haagse Passage shopping arcade, you will find our modern 4 star hotel. Opposite the Houses of Parliament, Het Binnenhof, and within walking distance of a variety of museums, the perfect place for business and leisure travellers. Our 106 rooms, including 2 with facilities for persons with limited mobility, are fully equipped and include safe and modem connection. In our lobby you will find an a la carte restaurant and bar as well as two Internet PCs.
# HUMPHREYS – French (Molenstraat 8-10 2513 BK DEN HAAG. Tel: +31 0703648118. www.humphreys.nl)
# LA LANTERNA – Italian (Dagelijkse Groenmarkt 36 2513 AL DEN HAAG Tel: +31 0703609361 www.lalanterna.nl)
Please check out the following websites to help with your travel around the city:
# HTM - www.htm.nl/smartsite.dws?id=1010 Website for Den Haag Tram information
# NS - www.ns.nl/pages/index.html Website for Den Haag Train information
Sightseeing ideas can be found at the tourist offices (VVV) in most towns usually located near the main train station. Below is a listing of some museums and tourist spots:
Den Haag (The Hague), The Seat of Dutch Government
# Madurodam – A miniaturised compendium of famous Dutch buildings and features, including miniature trains with lift bridges, ships, and many other goodies. Located at George Maduroplein 1, phone (070) 355 3900, hours: Daily 9:00 – 17:00, but late spring and summer hours run later. Call first.
# Mauritshuis Museum – Possibly the finest small art museum around in a former classic Dutch Palace. It houses works by Rembrandt, two of Vermeer’s most famous works, Jan Steen, Frans Halls, Dou and other 17th century artists plus 15th and 16th century masters and still life’s. Easily doable. Located next to the Binnenhof, the seat of government in The Hague, at Korte Vijverberg 8, phone (070) 302 3456, hours Tues. – Sat. 10:00 – 17:00, sun 11:00 – 17:00.
# Binnenhof – The history of The Hague begins in this courtyard. The Ridderzall (Hall of Knights) is the oldest part dating to the 13th century. The surrounding buildings of the medieval courtyard were added at various stages. Located at Korte Vijverberg & Hofweg (in the center), phone (070) 364 6144, hours Mon – Sat. 10:00 – 15:45.
# Museum Gevangenpoort – A medieval prison complete with torture chamber and plenty of explanations provided with a sheet in English. There are many sections, even one for the wealthy, yet a small building. Located at Buitenhof 33, phone (070) 346 0861, hours: Tues – Fri. 11:00 – 16:00, Sat. –Sun. 12:00 – 16:00 guided tours hourly.
# Leiden- A University Town and Pilgrim Host
# Pieterskerk – No longer a place of worship, this church is closely associated with the Pilgrims, and their leader John Robinson is buried there. Located at Pieterskerkhof 1a, phone (071) 512 4319, hours: daily 13:30 – 16:00.
# Leiden American Pilgrim Museum – Located in a 17th century house which has been outfitted to give you an idea of how the Pilgrims lived during their eleven years in Leiden. Located at Beschuitsteeg 9, phone (071) 512 2413, hours: Wed. – Sat. 13:00 – 17:00.
# De Burcht – Around the corner form the Pilgrim Museum is an 11th century fort on a hill. Climb to the top for an overview of Leiden.
# Molenmuseum DeValk (Windmill Museum) – A real experience! This grain mill offers seven floors of ladder climbing plus a peek at the inner workings and the miller’s quarters on the ground floor. A video show (also offered in English) explains various types of mills. Located at 2e Binnenvestgracht 1, phone (071) 516 5353, hours: Tues. – Sat. 10:00 – 17:00, Sun. 13:00 – 17:00.
There are many other interesting museums and places in Delft, Leiden and The Hague which can be located through a good guide book or the following websites.