Since the Middle Ages, this authentic neighbourhood, with its winding streets and royal allure, has been renowned for its lively trade and bustling activity. Amongst other things, in this the oldest part of The Hague, you can find great little boutiques, fascinating shops selling antiques and bric-à-brac, cosy cafés and exceptional galleries. Nearly all the shops and businesses are run by small independent traders, who are only too glad to stop and chat about their various enterprises. Pay a visit to the Royal Quarter to be amazed and inspired! This website will help you do just that.


Shopping with French allure

The Royal Quarter has the regal allure of the royal city of The Hague, as well as the charm of Parisian districts such as the Quartier Latin and Montmartre. Nowhere else in The Hague can you find a greater concentration of diverse shops in this lively and also residential area. Stroll through the winding lanes between the Royal Palace Noordeinde and the Great Church (Grote Kerk) and discover the remarkable and charming shops, boutiques, exclusive businesses and up-to-the minute concept-stores.

Art and culture

The Royal Quarter in The Hague exudes art and culture. Close by to the Palace you can find silversmiths, Korzo Theatre and various galleries run by creative entrepreneurs, displaying many different styles and designs. After you have explored this area, enjoy the peace and quiet of the Palace Gardens, behind the Royal Palace, a green oasis in the centre of town.

people relaxing in the public Palace Garden behind Noordeinde Palace; The Hague, Netherlands

Culinary delights

After sampling the local culture or shopping in the Royal Quarter, treat yourself to a break in one of the many lunchrooms and restaurants. Enjoy the cuisine from restaurants from all over the world, serving a tasty breakfast, lunch or dinner. Dine in a Michelin-starred restaurant, or choose a trendy ‘friture’ (cafeteria).

Always something happening

The Royal Quarter is host to many special and regular events, such as the weekly Flower Market, held around the Great Church. In the summertime there is the Home-Made Market and August is the festival month, which includes Jazz in the Canals and The Hague Historic Festival. Later in the year there is the traditional Marche Royal, the Overstock Days (special shop-sales) and the year ends in December with the delightful Winter Market.