Surroundings

The Babylon hotel is located amidst a number of important ministries and right next to the central station of The Hague. In the immediate vicinity you will also find the Royal Library and the children's book museum. Take a quick step into MingleMush, a beautiful food hall, behind the hotel.

Events (4)

8 MIN

The Hague HighLights

The Hague HighLights returns after the success of last year! From 28 November to 21 December, the facades of the monumental Mauritshuis and the iconic Ridderzaal on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday evenings will be the backdrop for two fantastic light shows with free entrance.

Ridderzaal
The video projection "Old Masters, New Heroes" will be shown again at the Ridderzaal. Take a journey through the cornerstones and milestones of our democracy.

Mauritshuis

This year The Hague is expanding HighLights with an interactive light projection at the Mauritshuis. Walk into the Golden Age, change the paintings yourself and Meet the Masters of the Mauritshuis.

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Scheveningen Winter Fireworks

Scheveningen once again serves as the backdrop for colourful firework displays during the winter months. In December winter fireworks will light up the area around The Pier in Scheveningen on several weekends. Not only are the winter fireworks a magnificent sight to behold, but there will also be a range of fun activities for young and old in Scheveningen during the winter. The perfect reason for a refreshing day out beside the sea!

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15 MIN

Rock a Rail

Rock a Rail is without a doubt the coolest snowboard event in the Netherlands! Towering metres above the centre of Grote Markt in The Hague is a slope with handrails where snowboarders from all over Europe show off their skills. Rock a Rail presented by Monster Energy transforms Grote Markt into an outdoor funpark with an infectious mix of snowboarding, music and winter cheer. As a spectator not only will you be amazed by the tricks of scores of boarders but you can also party until the early hours in the surrounding cafés. Definitely worth taking a look! 

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Food & drinks

17 MIN

The Hague Market place

The Hague Market (‘De Haagse Markt’) is one of the largest multicultural markets in Europe. Antiques, foreign, modern, inexpensive, unique: it’s all here at The Hague Market. The merchandise here reflects the multicultural population of the city. Walk through the food area where Dutch cauliflower is amiably on display beside fresh coriandar, baklava, sharon fruit, fresh fish and yardlong beans. Be delighted by the extensive flower market and feast your eyes on the clothing and footwear section.
The Hague Market
Haagse Markt

Museums

5 MIN

Children's book museum

Children can learn about youth literature in a playful way at the Children's Book Museum in The Hague. Learning, experiencing and doing are key elements of a museum visit. All exhibitions and workshops at the museum stimulate the imagination and awaken the joy of reading. 

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Kinderboeken museum
10 MIN

Louwman museum

According to those in the know, the Louwman Museum houses one of the most beautiful automobile collections in the world. The collection comprises more than 250, often unique, cars and is not only worth a visit for the petrolhead junkies but also shows a unique chunk of the history of the automobile. From time to time, varying exhibitions come out, enquire about this at the hotel reception. 

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Den Haag - Louwman museum
21 MIN

The Gemeentemuseum

The Gemeentemuseum is a modern palace for the arts. You step into an enchanting building and wander through beautiful daylit galleries and discover that a work of art touches you personally. Monet, Mondriaan, Picasso; they all have a place in one of Europe's largest art museums, the Gemeentemuseum. 

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Den Haag - Gemeentemuseum
10 MIN

The Mauritshuis

The Mauritshuis shows the best of Dutch painting from the Golden Age. In the heart of The Hague is the compact but world-famous collection. Masterpieces such as Vermeer’s Girl with a pearl earring, The Anatomical Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt, The Goldfinch by Fabritius and The Bull by Potter are on permanent display in the intimate museum galleries of the seventeenth-century monument.

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Den Haag - Mauritshuis
14 MIN

Museum Voorlinden

Voorlinden is a private museum for modern and contemporary art at a magnificent estate in the dunes at Wassenaar, a stone's throw from The Hague. Businessman and art collector Joop van Caldenborgh realised his dream here in 2016: a museum of international allure that houses his renowned collection. The attractive white building offers a space for Van Caldenborgh's rich and surprising collection, permanent works of art made especially for the museum and temporary exhibitions.

Museum Voorlinden
Museum Voorlinden

Relaxation

18 MIN

The Hague beach / Scheveningen

After a day of imbibing culture or shopping in The Hague, get a fantastic breath of fresh air at the beach. And don't forget to take a ride on the Ferris wheel in the middle of the pier as well. 

Den Haag - Scheveningen

Employee tips

Tips from our employees

If there is a city in the Netherlands that is perfect for a citytrip, it has to be The Hague. Because where else can you find sandy beaches, a blue sea and a centre full of hotspots? In this The Hague City Guide we'll tell you how to experience your The Hague citytrip like a local.
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City guide
11 MIN

Japanese gardens, Clingendael Estate

The Japanese Garden is the showpiece of the Clingendael estate. There are beautiful and rare trees and plants to see here. The garden is very vulnerable and is therefore only open for 8 weeks of the year. Don't grieve, the Clingendael estate is impressive enough and certainly worth a visit. 

Den Haag - Japanse tuin

Amusement park

10 MIN

Madurodam

Do you have limited time to see all of Holland during your stay? Don’t want to miss anything? In Madurodam you get an excellent overall impression and a unique Holland experience within two hours time!

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Madurodam