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 (7)

10 MIN

Rembrandt & the Golden Age

In 2019, the Netherlands celebrates the legacy of Rembrandt and the Golden Age. It is 350 years since the death of one of Holland’s most beloved Dutch Masters, Rembrandt van Rijn, on October 4 1669. As the hub of administrative authority, The Hague played a vital role in the 17th century. Also the contribution of many masterpieces in museums, famous inhabitants and locations indicate the importance of this period for the city. Experience The Hague during the time of Rembrandt & the Golden Age. A swathe of exhibitions take place throughout the year, including eye-opening exhibitions at the Mauritshuis, The Hague Historical Museum and Museum Bredius. Famous spots, telling unique stories, bring the Golden Age alive. Get a true feel for the legacy, wealth and rapid development that The Hague underwent in the 17th century.

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30 MIN

Keukenhof

Keukenhof in the Netherlands is the place to enjoy millions of flowering tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and other bulbflowers this spring. From 21 March till 19 May 2019, the most beautiful spring garden in the world will offer you a unique sensation of scents and colours, more than 20 spectacular flower shows, surprising inspirational gardens and many more buzzing events. Just 30 kilometers from The Hague!

Keukenhof
3 MIN

Liberation Festival The Hague

Sunday 5 May, 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

The Liberation Festival takes place every year on the 5th of May, on the Malieveld in The Hague, with something for everyone of all ages. The high-light of this free event is a performance by a celebrity who, as the Ambassador for Peace, is flown in by helicopter. Included in the festival programme are shows on open air stages set up around the city and any number of of other activities such as debates, street theatre, children's activities and a festival market. Plenty of opportunity to celebrate freedom in your own way.

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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

Museums

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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

Employee tips

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. 

Tips from our employees

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