Planning a Football Trip to The Hague? Free guide – where to stay, eat, drink and how to get tickets; to the stadium.
Football Trip to The Hague – How to get to The Hague & How to get around
Football Trip to The Hague – Fly to The Hague
Located in the west of the Netherlands, The Hague is easily accessible by air, train or road. Rotterdam is less than 30 kilomteres from The Hague and Amsterdam approximately 60 kilometres. Major cities close to The Hague include Brussels, London and Paris, and there are trains to all major destinations.
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Directions from the Airport
The international airports of Amsterdam and Rotterdam-The Hague are just short distances away from The Hague.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol can be reached by car in approximately 30 minutes and by public transport in about 45 minutes. A total of around 150 European airports and more than 100 intercontinental airports operate direct connections to Amsterdam, with more than 3,500 flights a week.
Schiphol is an important hub for the Dutch rail network. It’s very easy to get from there to anywhere across the country. You can plan your train journey online at ns.nl and 9292.nl, which gives you door-to-door public transport advice.
Train tickets from Schiphol Airport to The Hague start at €10 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, The average journey time by train between Schiphol Airport and The Hague is 37 minutes, with around 111 trains per day. The first train from Schiphol Airport to The Hague leaves at 00:27. The last train from Schiphol Airport to The Hague leaves at 23:57. There are 76 direct trains from Schiphol Airport to The Hague.
Rotterdam-The Hague Airport is another convenient option, with the airport located only around 20 minutes from the city by car and approximately 45 minutes by public transport.
Travelling from Den Haag Centraal station via RandstadRail Metro Line E you will reach metro station Meijersplein within 30 minutes. Here you change to Bus Line 33 which takes you directly to directly to Rotterdam The Hague Airport.
Click here to see the timetable of RandstadRail metrolijn E and buslijn 33.
The airport is also directly accessible from Delft with bus line 37. Bus line 37 runs directly from The Hague Leyenburg via Delft Central Station to the airport. The bus runs every 30 minutes. Bus 37 stops just like the other bus lines on the public transport square next to the terminal. Carrier EBS provides this timetable. You can read the full timetable in this PDF file.
Taxis from the Airport
Your taxi ride will be calculated by a taximeter since there no flat fee from Amsterdam airport to the Hague. Extras, such as tolls, holidays, and time of the day, may apply. However, the journey will cost approximately 65€.
Taxis are available at the taxi rank next to the terminal building at Rotterdam The Hague Airport, a taxi to The Hague will cost approximately € 50
Football Trip to The Hague – Travel By Train
Train tickets from London to The Hague start at €46.20 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, The average journey time by train between London and The Hague is 4 hours and 51 minutes, with around 12 trains per day. The fastest journey time by train from London to The Hague is 3 hours and 50 minutes. Travelling from London to The Hague by train will require a minimum of 1 change. The first train from London to The Hague leaves at 07:16 and he last train from London to The Hague leaves at 19:34.
Football Trip to The Hague – Travel By Ferry
It takes between 3 and 4 hours to drive to The Hague from Calais. Book tickets via DFDS Seaways
Football Trip to The Hague – Travel Around The Hague
Once you’ve arrived in The Hague it’s easy to get around by public transport: it takes just 10 to 15 minutes to travel from the city centre to Scheveningen beach by tram or bus. The two train stations are situated in the middle of the low-traffic zone of the city centre.
Football Trip to The Hague – How to Get to the Match
Football Trip to The Hague – The Stadium
Cars Jeans Stadion, completed in 2007, the stadium is used mostly for football and field hockey. It is the home stadium of ADO Den Haag. It has a capacity of 15,000 people, and replaced ADO’s former stadium Zuiderpark which was considerably smaller.
The stadium replaced ADO’s old Zuiderpark Stadion, which did not meet modern demands in terms of facilities. Construction of the new stadium started late 2005 and finished in time for the start of the 2007/08 season. Cars Jeans Stadion officially opened on 28 July 2007. The first match was played between ADO Den Haag and a selection of non-league players from the region.
Football Trip to The Hague – Getting to the Stadium
• RandstadRail 3 and 4: Forepark stop. (12 minutes walking)
• Line 19: NS Station Ypenburg stop
View current travel information on www.htm.net
• Bus 30: NS Station Ypenburg stop (13 minutes’ walk)
• The Hague Ypenburg station (13 minutes’ walk)
• RandstadRail Erasmus line: Forepark stop (12 minutes’ walk)
Football Trip to The Hague – Getting Tickets
Football Trip to The Hague – Fixtures
When planning your football trip please note that the dates shown represent the weekend that the game is scheduled to take place and games are likely to change through the season and be moved for TV scheduling.
The schedule for kick-off times in Holland can be found our Planning a Football Trip to Holland page (COMING SOON)
Football Trip to The Hague – Where to stay. What to See. Where to Eat. Where to Drink
Football Trip to The Hague – Where to stay
Noordeinde. Here, you’ll find the heart of the Hague together with many of its independent shops, cozy cafes, and the King’s Working Palace.
Football Trip to The Hague – What else to see & do
Admire the most photographed building in The Hague: the Peace Palace. The International Court of Justice and the Permanent Court of Arbitration are based here. This beautiful building and its organizations ensure that The Hague is rightly recognized as the city of Peace and Justice. The Visitors Centre of the Peace Palace has an impressive interactive exhibition on war and peace.
Vermeer’s sensual Girl with the Pearl Earring hangs alongside masterpieces by Rembrandt, Rubens and Jan Steen. See how precisely Fabritius painted Goldfinch, made famous by the book of the same title by Donna Tartt. Or view depictions of the Dutch winter by painters such as Avezaath. The Bull by Potter is impressive. Located at a unique 17th-century palace, the Mauritshuis is a real must visit.
Escher Museum – The works of the great Dutch artist M.C. Escher defy reality big time. This museum, a former royal winter palace, shows them all. The Netherlands’ most famous graphic artist was a master at drawing illusory scenes. Water flows uphill, birds turn into fish and men walk endlessly up and down the same flight of stairs.
Panorama Mesdag – This magical, monumental painting of astonishing charm and beauty is the oldest panorama still on its original site. Look 360º around you and experience the magical optical illusion created by this panorama of Scheveningen from 1881. The view is never the same: the incidence of light is more than magnificent and changes from moment to moment.
The Hague has 11 kilometres of beach in its back yard, which is certainly worth a visit. Enjoy a long beach walk, a day of paddling, strolling along the boulevard or building giant sandcastles beside the waves. The beach is also perfect for a variety of beach sports, from surfing to competitions in The Hague Beach Stadium.
Municipal Museum – Gemeentemuseum Den Haag – is a must-see. Designed by HP Berlage in 1935, the museum displays a wide range of material relating to the history of the town, along with 19th- and 20th-century art, applied and decorative art (including ceramics, silver, and furniture), and an outstanding collection of traditional and electronic musical instruments. Of particular note is a section dedicated to modern art with numerous works by Piet Mondriaan and Paul Klee.
During the 110th anniversary celebration on 31 January 2015, the ADO Den Haag Museum was opened at a beautiful location on the second floor of the Cars Jeans Stadium. If you also want to view the museum, you can do so by reserving a spot in a tour. With every tour the museum will be part of the route through the stadium. For the time being, the museum is not yet open to visitors outside the tour groups. Tours can be booked up to a week in advance.
Football Trip to The Hague – Where to Drink
Haagsche Broeder is one of the harder Hague brews to find. This brewery run by monks is a newer addition to the Hague, however their beers are sublime. You can find them at a few bars as well as beer shops around the city, their monastery shop (Oude Molstraat 35), which is only open in the afternoons on Fridays and Saturdays.
The Fiddler (Riviervismarkt 1) is a very British bar in terms of their beer selection. Although they certainly serve beers, it has a good in-house beer selection.
Brody’s (Korte Molenstraat 2) is a Dutch-run American bar which serves imported American beers along with Dutch beers.
Cafe De La Gare (41 Rue du Temple). It has it all: A quiet location, outdoor seating in the summers, a great beer selection, and reasonable prices for craft beer.
Brouwerij de Prael (Esperantoplein 20) House-brewed draft beer & everyday pub fare served in laid-back digs with a cool vibe.
Kompaan (Saturnusstraat 55) is an authentic Hague beer brewery with a bar annex tasting room, hidden away in Binckhorsthaven. At this industrial location with a terrace and beautiful view of the inner harbour and its factories, two partners, Jasper and Jeroen, realized their dream in 2015: brewing typically Hague beers. Not only beers with names such as Bondgenoot (Ally) and Bloedbroeder (Blood Brother) originate from Kompaan in The Hague; in the Craft Beer Bar you can also enjoy dozens of beers brewed on the spot four days a week accompanied by delicious dishes such as brisket and pulled pork with home-made barbecue sauce.
Football Trip to The Hague – Where to Eat
Dudok (Hofweg 1A) is a real city brasserie and embraces the art, culture and residents of the city where it is located. Dudok follows the rhythm of the day and is therefore a lively meeting place throughout the day. The varied menu fits perfectly with this and makes Dudok a great place for a cup of coffee, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, drinks or dinner.
At Café Restaurant De Eeuwige Jachtvelden, (Plein 14) located downtown The Hague City, you can enjoy delicious dinner, warm hospitality and its wonderful atmosphere. Be surprised by a generous breakfast, a tasty lunch, dinks and delicious dinner prepared with the best seasonal ingredients. (Vegetarian menu options are also readily available)
In an old coach house in the lively center of The Hague, you will find Café Restaurant Rootz. Here you can choose from more than 300 beers from Belgium and the Netherlands and enjoy the delicious meals from our ‘Low Countries’ kitchen. We only use fresh products from the Netherlands and Belgium.* Rootz was voted Best Beer Restaurant in the Netherlands in 2014 * ** Rootz Blond our hoppy house beer was chosen as the best house beer in the Netherlands 2015 ** (Grote Marktstraat 14)
Wings & Flats. They deep fry their wings, which is the “secret sauce” to tasty wings. (Gedempte Burgwal 47)
Football trip to The Hague – Useful links