7 Good Reasons To Visit The Hague With Toddlers

The Hague with toddlers

The Hague is The Netherland’s third city, and the home of the Dutch royal family and Dutch government. Full of embassies, leafy boulevards, cafes and department stores, it is a great place for adults to visit, but surprisingly good for toddlers too! Read on to find out why you should visit The Hague with toddlers.

1. Beaches

Did you know that The Hague is a just a few km from the beach? Boasting 11km of beach and sand dunes, the main resort of Scheveningen is the perfect place for a day out at the beach.

Scheveningen beach

Toddlers will love taking a 20 minute ride on the Ferris Wheel, playing in the golden sand and visiting the Scheveningen Sea Life Centre.

Scheveningen - Pier

Scheveningen Ferris Wheel

The famous pier at Scheveningen stretches out into the North Sea – check out Pier Zuid restaurant at the end of the pier for freshly cooked food with fantastic views down the coast. It is the perfect place to watch the sun go down, and best of all there is a Kids Play Area for toddlers to play in!

Pier Zuid

Pier Zuid

Further down the coast is the quieter resort of Kijkduin. This is also just 15 minutes from The Hague so you have a choice of beaches to visit.

Kijkduin Beach

2. Cycling In The Meijandel Sand Dunes

Cycling in The Netherlands is a pure joy. With no big hills and wide, traffic free cycling routes, bike is the best way to see this country. One of the best places to go cycling around The Hague is in the Meijdendel Sand Dunes. This is one of the largest sand dune areas in South Holland and consists of dunes, forests, lakes and sandy beaches.

Meijendel Dunes

Hire a bike and cycle to the De Tapuit Visitor Centre in the middle of the Dunes, where there is play area, pancake house, water play area and Monkeybos woodland playground. The perfect day out for toddlers!

Meijendel Play Area

Meijendel Playground

3. Pancakes and Dutch Food At Oma Toos

You can’t leave The Hague without visiting Oma Toos restaurant to try out their pancakes and traditional Dutch food based on their Grandma’s recipes.

Oma Toos

Making pancakes at Oma Toos

This relaxed family friendly restaurant overlooks Scheveningen Marina and has a Kids Play Area, so parents get to relax and admire the views too.

Kids Play area at Oma Toos

Don’t miss the poffertjes (mini pancakes!), or warm cherry waffles – see below!

Warm cherry waffles at Oma Toos

4. Madurodam

Madurodam is one of our favourite family days out in The Hague. At Madurodam, you can see The Netherlands in miniature through mini displays, exhibitions and activities. There are 338 detailed miniatures, 21 interactive things to do, 4 indoor attractions and 2 playgrounds at Madurodam so it is a great day out for toddlers.

Madurodam Review

Read more about a day out a Madurodam.

5. Duinrell

Duinrell is a theme park about 15 minutes away from The Hague. There are over 40 rides and attractions at Duinrell, an indoor water park plus accommodation for visitors to stay in.

The train ride at Duinrell

Entry to the theme park is included in the cost of your holiday, so this was where we based ourselves during our holiday in The Netherlands.

The tikibad at Duinrell

Visitors can buy day tickets to Duinrell, and spent a day going on all the rides.

Read more about Duinrell with toddlers here.

6. Trampolining In A Church

Planet Jump is a trampolining centre located inside a former Church in The Hague. Perfect for rainy days, toddlers will love bouncing on the 32 trampolines which cover the ground and walls.

Planet Jump

Younger toddlers may like the separate toddler area.

Sessions are 1 hour long. There is a café onsite too.

http://planetjump.nl/eng.html Prices start from 6.50 a person.

7. Drievliet Adventure Park

Drievliet is a theme park close to The Hague with plenty of rides and attractions for younger children. There are over 35 rides in total, a play garden and shows.

drievlit

Toddlers will love the tractor rides, flying fish ride (where they can choose how high to fly their fish!), and the carousel.

http://www.drievliet.nl/

Where To Stay In The Hague With Toddlers

There are plenty of hotels to stay in The Hague, but we chose to stay about 20 minutes outside the centre at Duinrell. We stayed in an Avant caravan which included free access to the Duinrell theme park, but we could also get the bus into The Hague to visit the attractions.

More Info

For more info about things to do in The Hague with toddlers check out the Visit Den Haag website.

7 Good Reasons to visit The Hague with toddlers

About Jo Addison

Mother of 2 little boys. Passionate about holidays and days out with babies and toddlers.

5 Comments

  1. Wow, this city was not even on my radar, but what fun it looks! Great post.

  2. What a lot to keep busy with there! And those cherry waffles look delicious #MondayEscapes
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  3. Seven great reasons and who knew churches were for bouncing around in?! Thanks for sharing this on #MondayEscapes

  4. I’m always looking for places that are great to visit with a toddler! So many great things to do in the Hague. I’d especially like the day out on the bike! #MondayEscapes

  5. Wow there are some great suggestions here, the pier and the theme park look just fab. And Ooma Toos looks so great we are all huge pancake fans xx

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