Sport & Culture
There’s more to life than studying hard; sometimes you just need to relax. It’s good to know then that The Hague’s offering in the area of sport and culture is surprisingly extensive.
Sport in The Hague
Are you somebody who likes to keep fit while you study? Well, with 11 kilometres of coastline, The Hague is just about perfect for all beach and sea sports: from flying your kite in Kijkduin to surfing in Scheveningen. Not beach weather? Also not a problem because you can practise nearly every sport in The Hague, even lacrosse and snowboarding! And if sport with your fellow students appeals, then perhaps you should check out The Hague’s student rowing club, Pelargos or the student rugby club The Hague Hornets.
Culture in The Hague
The Hague is a cultural treasure trove by the sea. The city boasts many fascinating museums, world-famous theatrical companies regularly perform in its splendid theatres and it has an overfull events calendar.
Museums in The Hague
Culture vultures beware! The Hague will spoil you with its wealth of impressive art. You can marvel at the world-famous works of Rembrandt, Vermeer and Mondriaan in the Mauritshuis and the Gemeentemuseum (Municipal Museum). Or you can take in the biggest painting in the Netherlands, the Panorama Mesdag, or let your imagination run wild in the Escher Museum.
Museums in The Hague
Theatres in The Hague
With venues like Theater aan het Spui, Diligentia, Zuiderstrandtheater, and the Koninklijke Schouwburg, The Hague is a real theatre city. Thanks to the world-famous dance and theatre companies that grace its stages, you’ll be able to enjoy many evenings of drama, music, dance or opera.
Performing arts city
Festivals in The Hague
With well-known bands like Kane, Di-rect and Golden Earring and major pop festivals such as Parkpop, The Hague is the Netherlands number one pop city. There’s a musical event going on there almost every day, many of them, like Beatstad, Koninginnenach and The Hague Jazz, really stand out. And you’ll do well to take our advice and keep an eye on the calendar of Paard van Troje (Trojan Horse), the city’s celebrated local pop temple.
Cultural, culinary & musical melting pot