With a picturesque terrace on leafy Lange Voorhout, this former coaching inn is now a popular meeting point for locals, tourists and even politicians from the nearby parliament. The interior walls are usually adorned with works by local artists (many for sale, of course) and there’s regular live music on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
The Hague Nightlife
Grote Markt is a great place to head for a drink in the evening, particularly in warm weather, when the square is filled with tables and chairs spilling out from the numerous bars and restaurants. The Plein and the Buitenhof squares often buzz with evening tipplers too.
In summer, the bars along the Scheveningen Beach promenade awaken and De Zwarte Pad rocks with lively nightclubs and live music venues.
The Hague also has a thriving cultural scene both for locals and English-language visitors.
The Haags Uitburo, Spui 68 (tel: +31 70 361 8860; www.denhaag.com) is the main source of information for what's on in The Hague and sells tickets for most cultural events. Pick up the Uit Magazine or Haagenda, both distributed free of charge around the city, to stay informed.