Solo Female Travel in The Hague

The Hague, located in the western coast of the Netherlands, is a vibrant city filled with history, culture, and global importance. Known as the administrative capital of the country, it houses the Dutch parliament and royal family. This cosmopolitan city is a center for international diplomacy and justice, being home to several major international legal bodies, including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court. Amidst the city’s political and legal significance, The Hague boasts its picturesque beauty marked by elegant 18th-century buildings, pristine beaches, and abundant green spaces — numerous museums and art galleries, including the Mauritshuis, where Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring is exhibited. Whether exploring its historic center, scenic seaside, or vibrant food scene, The Hague offers a diverse range of experiences to every visitor.

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Is The Hague good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Very safe

The Hague is generally a safe city for solo female travelers. Like any major city, it has areas that are more or less secure, but the crime rate is relatively low overall. Always use common sense, keep an eye on your belongings especially in crowded areas, and try to avoid walking alone in quiet or poorly lit areas late at night. The local police are friendly and helpful, and English is widely spoken. Public transport is also reliable and safe, and taxi services are regulated and can be trusted.
Transport:

Transport:Easy

The Hague is considerably easy to navigate. There are numerous options for getting around from bikes, trams, buses to walking. An extensive system of public transport services the city and nearby towns, making it accessible whether you're going for a business meeting or sightseeing. Signs are often translated into English, and locals are usually friendly and happy to help. Nevertheless, the streets can be a bit confusing at times, especially in the older parts of the city, so having a map or GPS would be beneficial.
Things to do:

Things to do:Interesting

The Hague is a city rich in art and history. It's home to several museums, such as the Mauritshuis Museum, where you can view works by renowned Dutch artists like Vermeer and Rembrandt. For those interested in international politics, the Peace Palace and the International Court of Justice are must-see landmarks. It's also just a short trip away from the beautiful seaside resort of Scheveningen. Despite not having the bustling activity of cities like Amsterdam, it offers a more relaxed and slower paced experience making it perfect for travelers seeking a mix of leisure and culture.
Food:

Food:Above average

The Hague offers a wide array of international cuisines from Indonesian to Italian, Moroccan to Dutch, highlighting its diverse food scene. The city’s proximity to the sea ensures fresh seafood while local markets provide a selection of unique Dutch cheeses and other produce. Vegetarian and vegan options can be less varied, but still available in certain places. With plenty of choices, The Hague offers a satisfying gastronomic journey for the adventurous palate yet it may not cater to everyone's taste and requirements.
Budget:

Budget:Moderate

The Hague is moderately budget-friendly. Prices for accommodation, meals, and local transportation can vary considerably depending on your choice. However, the city does offer a few cost-effective options. There are a few hostels available as well as vacation rentals if you prefer to self-cater. Supermarkets are reasonable, and if you stick to eating out occasionally and cooking most of your meals, you can keep your food cost down. City transportation is efficient and well-priced, as well as cycling paths if you prefer free transportation.

Is The Hague worth visiting?

Overall rating

3.7 /5

based on 3 experiences

Things to do

3.7/5

Safety

3.9/5

Food

3.7/5

Budget-friendly

3.7/5

Solo travel experience

During the day time I felt pretty safe, at night time you have to look out for yourself but that’s how it always is. Overall I had no negative experiences, there’s a lot of culture and art that you can check out!

Posted: June 20, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 4/5
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Solo travel experience

I spent a week in The Hague last summer and I really liked it there. It's smaller and less crowded than Amsterdam, and cycling made me feel safe and comfortable (I was too nervous to try it on the day I was in Amsterdam).

Posted: September 12, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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The Hague was my favorite city. Amazing art museums, shops, historical buildings, very diverse. Close to Scheveningen beach, which was really worth visiting. I had mixed feelings about safety in this place.

Posted: July 16, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 3/5
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Is The Hague safe for women?

Safety rating

3.9 /5

Based on 8 experiences

Crime rates rating

1.1 /5

Based on 8 experiences

For a female travelling during a day - perfectly safe! Evenings also bring you a feeling of peace and safety. However, walking during a night - is quite worrisome due to anxiety and some individuals looking at you weirdly sometimes

Posted: July 4, 2024
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Pretty safe city with good transportation to anywhere in the Netherlands. Women can do solo trip here but I believe it is not an exciting part of the Netherlands for most tourists. However if you want to see how normal life is here, definitely should take a look

Posted: June 25, 2024
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Meet locals in The Hague

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Laura

Laura

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Hi! 😊 I'm Laura, I'm from the Canary Islands (Spain), and I have been living in the Netherlands for 6 years during my studies in International Relations. I love travelling, good music, new experiences and meeting new people.

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Maria

Maria

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Hi! So nice to meet you all! I’m a 22 yo adventures-seeking girl who had moved to Den Haag for a year as i started the au-pair program there :) I would really like to get to know new people, to listen to their stories and explore authentic places. I’m into Turkish/iranian culture, fiction books/poetry and some night life experience 😀 I was lucky to get a chance to study social sciences in Poland with Erasmus+ program and backpack some places in Europe.

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Local tips

I would avoid Spui at night as you will probably get catcalled and stared at, even in a group or with male friends present. You will also get cursed at if you deny someone a cigarette or money. Definitely avoid the Hollands Spoor train station at night as well as I and my female friends have been harassed, catcalled and inappropriately touched, even with boyfriends present.

Posted: May 14, 2024
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Stay with locals in The Hague

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Nilab

Nilab

The Hague

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3 days

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Policy advisor, like to travel, polyglot

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Evelien

Evelien

The Hague

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3 days

About me

Hello beautiful people, I'm Evelien living in the Hague, have lived for ten years in Groningen and have been growing up in Gouda. I love activities, sports and travelling. I'm almost 40, a single with no kids a dog and a cat. I love to show you the city, give you a coach to sleep on. I also do house swapping.

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Upcoming visitors to The Hague

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Adolfina

Adolfina

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If you are here that means you want to know who I am and I'm about to tell ya 🌞 I'm an adventure seeker Ocean lover Fruit and cheese enjoyer I love to ride my bicycle (or yours, I'm not picky) But most of all I love to be underwater 🌊🤿 Traveling places since I left moms house (8 years ago). Traveled enough to know that any place feels great if you meet warm people 🌟

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