Tourism

Not to miss in The Hague when visiting for MABS25

Mauritshuis
The 17th century Mauritshuis, which originally served as a residence and hotel for high-placed guests, is located in the city center of The Hague. Today the building houses the top museum for 17th and 18th century art. Its collection includes some 800 works by a variety of artists.

Opening hours:
Monday: 1pm   – 6pm
Tuesday: 10am – 6pm
Wednesday: 10am – 6pm
Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Admission: 15,50 EUR

Gemeentemuseum The Hague

‘Gemeentemuseum Den Haag’ (Municipal Museum The Hague) is an authority in the field of art and fashion. The museum has the world’s biggest Mondrian collection, which includes the famous work Victory Boogie Woogie. Just as spectacular as the collection of Gemeentemuseum Den Haag is Berlage’s dazzling Art Deco building which has been home to the museum since it was completed in 1935.

Opening hours: 
Monday: closed
Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday: 10am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 5pm
Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Admission: 15,00 EUR

Madurodam
Miniature city Madurodam in The Hague is the perfect place to discover what makes Holland so unique. Canal houses, flower-bulb fields, cheese markets, windmills, the Peace Palace and Delta Works: you can find them all in Madurodam.

Opening hours: 
Monday: 9am – 7pm
Tuesday: 9am – 7pm
Wednesday: 9am – 7pm
Thursday: 9am – 7pm
Friday: 9am – 7pm
Saturday: 9am – 7pm
Sunday: 9am – 7pm

Admission: 16,50 EUR during the week and 17,50 EUR in the weekend.

Het Binnenhof
Throughout the ages, ‘Het Binnenhof’ in The Hague has been the center of politics in the Netherlands. All political matters and affairs of state were and still are discussed here. The buildings of Het Binnenhof and the rich history make a visit well worth your time.

Opening hours: 
Always accessible

Admission: No admission needed.

Peace Palace
‘Het Vredespaleis’ (The Peace Palace) in The Hague originated from the ideals of pacifism and world peace. At the end of the 19th century, these principles were blooming as never before. When the Peace Palace was finished in 1913, the palace was just as grand as the idea of world peace itself.

Opening hours: 
Monday: closed
Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday: 10am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 5pm
Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Admission: No admission needed.

Practical

ATM’s
If you have a foreign bank card with a Cirrus logo you can get money from an Automatic Teller Machine (ATM). Some ABN AMRO bank ATMs also accept cards with the PLUS logo. Also check your card and the ATM for EDC, EC and Maestro logos. Of course, you can also use most credit cards to obtain money from an ATM. Even the smallest villages offer many ATMs, which usually operate 24 hours per day.

Credit Cards
All major credit cards are accepted widely, but not everywhere. If in doubt, ask in advance. Cash-on-card services are available from selected American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and VisaCard addresses. These cards are also accepted by all GWK currency exchange outlets and Change Express Offices.

Tipping
In The Netherlands, Value Added Tax and service charges are included in your check in hotels, restaurants, shops and taxis. Tips for extra service are always appreciated but not required. It is customary to give taxi drivers and waiters a tip of about 10 percent. Many public restrooms have an attendant who is usually tipped EUR 0,50.

Electricity
The voltage on outlets in Holland is 220 volts. Hotels may also have a 110-volt or 120-volt outlet for shavers. Travelers are advised to bring along a power converter and an adapter for round two-prong plugs with side grounding contacts.

Water
The tap water in Holland is of excellent quality and you can drink from any tap, unless explicitly stated otherwise. Bottled water is available at all supermarkets, snack bars and kiosks.