Situated along the sandy North Sea coastline, The Hague is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Netherlands. This culture-rich metropolis is famed as the heart of the nation’s government and home to the Dutch royal family, and is a favourite among art lovers too, with Jan Vermeer’s world-famous oil painting Girl With a Pearl Earring on show at the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis. Only 45 minutes from Rotterdam Europoort, getting to The Hague couldn’t be simpler.
The ferry from Hull to Rotterdam docks at Europoort, 24 kilometres from Rotterdam city centre. If you’ve travelled as a foot passenger, you can jump straight on the shuttle service from the terminal to the De Jong stop at Conradstraat in the heart of Rotterdam. The transfer usually takes around 45 minutes depending on traffic, and from here you can either tour the city’s sights or head on to The Hague via another mode of transport.
Once you’ve taken the time to explore the iconic, futuristic architecture of Rotterdam, public transport can take you straight to The Hague. The Rotterdam Metro (RET) E line is a quick and efficient way to reach the city, with trains approximately every 15 minutes. From Rotterdam Centraal Station, your journey to The Hague takes about 25 minutes.
Taxi and Car
Whether you are driving your own car or taking a taxi, the journey from Rotterdam centre is around half an hour. If you are the one behind the wheel, simply follow the very straight A13 towards Amsterdam before turning off into The Hague. Private parking is available in various locations across the city, but be aware of pedestrian-only zones in the downtown shopping area. In some areas you can also find on-street parking, but be careful to ensure you pay the correct fee.
After arriving in The Hague, it’s time to discover all of the wonders of this beautiful, historic city. If you want to find ways to get around during your stay, cycling in The Hague offers the perfect way to get to know the attractions while avoiding the traffic.
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