The Hague

The Hague
21st July 2021 Safer Travel

The Hague

The Hague is a city on the west coast of The Netherlands. It is the capital of South Holland and is the seat of the country’s government. Two of the most important criminal courts in the world reside here: the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.

British Embassy The Hague
Lang Voorhout 10
2514 ED Den Haag
+31 70 427 0427


Before visiting any town or city make sure you know the basics. General details and important information.

  • Emergency Services: 112
  • Language: Dutch
  • Currency: Euro
  • Country Code: NL
  • Travel Visa: None required
  • Population: 514,861

Risk Level

Researching various official sources, we perceive the risk to holiday makers and travellers are as follows;

Overall Risk 30%
Pickpickets 35%
Mugging 25%
Common Crimes 30%

Travellers Tips

Top travel advice and interesting tip bits of information from experienced travellers.


For the Emergency services just dial 112 from any phone.

Travelling Around


Train Stations

Kings Cross Station

St Pancras International Station

Victoria Station

The Hague Safety

  • Where can I keep up with local news?
  • Are there any common crimes to look out for?

    Beware of pickpockets as they tend to operate in tourist areas, keep your belongings secure at all times and be careful if strangers try to make conversation or distract you as it could be an attempt to steal your valuables.

    Car thieves normally target expensive cars but there are some exceptional situations where rental cars have been broken in to. Park the car in well lit areas and use car park with CCTV. Don’t leave valuables on your car seat as it could attract criminals, drive with the car door locked all times.

    Credit card fraud, cloning cards can be an issue be careful where you use your cards. Also if you are withdrawing money from cash machines make sure you cover your pin and be discreet about the amount of cash you withdraw.

  • What are some top safety tips?

    Be alert at all times and be aware of your surroundings. Take the usual safety precautions so you do not become a targets for pickpockets. Don’t put your wallet or mobile phone in your back pocket. Put any valuables items in a dark colour shopping bag when going out to avoid attention.

    When withdrawing cash from ATM try to go inside the bank. Beware of withdrawing cash from cash points on pedestrian walkways. Try to withdraw small sums and don’t flash your cash around even in the bank.

Annual Events

Annual events allow a city come together for some amazing experiences. If visiting at this time, make sure you have your accommodation booked and are always aware of your surroundings when travelling around.

The Hague Events

Winternachten Literature Festival

This festival is a showcase of content from writers, poets and musicians from all over the world. The festival breaks down language and cultural barriers, so that everyone can experience what this coming together has to offer.


Parkpop is the largest free one-day pop music festival that takes place at the Zuiderpark. The park is transformed into a massive festival ground with two large stadiums with a massive range of performers.

North Sea Regatta

This is The Hague’s annual festival dedicated to sailing and features around 2,500 sailors competing in a variety of different races.

The Hague Highlights

  • Are there any good museums to visit?


    Museon is a museum for science and culture; the museums collections are in the realms of geology, archaeology, history and science. There are many insightful exhibitions and lots of information that promotes free thought, a very interesting place, well worth a visit.

    Museum Meermanno

    Museum Meermanno is an extensive collection of sculpture, books, etchings, and paintings, it also has a wonderfully preserved collection of 18th century furnishings and collectibles. A interesting place to have a look around with some great information about the history and life of the objects.

  • What are some good places to visit?

    Huis ten Bosch

    Huis ten Bosch means the House in the Woods and is a royal palace; it is one of the official residences of the Dutch Royal Family. I wonderful building and amazing to see the typical Dutch style architecture and beautiful grounds.

    The Peace Palace

    On August 28th it is the centennial anniversary of the Peace Palace it has become a symbol of peace and justice for the country and the world. From the palace at series of events are planned to mark the UN day of peace and other significant events related to world peace throughout the year. Its an amazing looking building with a great presence.


    Scheveningen is one of the top beach resorts in the Netherlands, it is located just outside of the Hague, a really cool place with long sand beach, many beach bars to hangout in. A pier and esplanade with lots of shops and places to eat. During the summer months there are a lot of extreme water sports and events that take over the beach. A really cool place when the weather is good.

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