Hague Shopping Tour (Self Guided), Hague

The best way to shop around The Hague is on foot, as most of the shopping streets are pedestrian areas. Many shops are situated in historic buildings and are a place for shoppers and history enthusiasts alike. Whether you are looking for ornamental arts and crafts, garments, pottery or jewelry, The Hague has it all. Take this self-guided tour to discover the most frequently visited shopping areas in The Hague.
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Hague Shopping Tour Map

Guide Name: Hague Shopping Tour
Guide Location: Netherlands » Hague (See other walking tours in Hague)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Author: valery
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • De Passage Shopping Arcade
  • Haagsche Bluf Shopping Mall
  • De Bijenkorf Department Store
  • Grote Marktstraat (Main Market Street)
  • Prinsestraat (Princess Street)
  • Noordeinde Shopping Street
  • Denneweg (Dune Road)
  • Frederikstraat (Frederik Street)
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De Passage Shopping Arcade

1) De Passage Shopping Arcade

De Passage is the oldest covered shopping center in the Netherlands. It is a state monument covered by a glass roof that was restored in 2007 and renewed in 2014. The mall reminds one of other covered malls, e.g., the shopping center of Milan, Italy.

It is often referred to as a "hidden gem" of a street. It has an upper class exclusive kind of feel with a wide selection of shops. This is the place to go for a unique "hideaway" shopping experience.

The Passage was created in the late 19th century. The glass-domed roof gives a light and airy feel to the walk regardless of the weather. The Passage is the only remaining example of this kind of covered street. The new extension near Great Market Street, Nieuwe Haage Passage, is a modern indoor shopping arcade.

In harmony with the older section of De Passage, the new section also has a high glass ceiling, but with a much more open and lighter design.
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Haagsche Bluf Shopping Mall

2) Haagsche Bluf Shopping Mall

Haagsche Bluf is a fascinating square of exclusive boutiques and shopping centers occupying original and re-created parts of the city's ancient walls. Although not always tempting from the outside, these stores often offer sales on merchandise for women, men and children. You can find exceptional denim garments and accessories, interior decorations, kitchen utensils and more in this area.
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De Bijenkorf Department Store

3) De Bijenkorf Department Store

De Bijenkorf is one of the three largest department stores in The Hague. It is located within a building which was built in 1926. This historic building is famous for its stained glass windows and beautiful staircase. The department store takes up four floors of the building and has an extensive range of goods - from chocolate to clothes, to CDs, to toys, to carpets. You can also find a variety of souvenirs like wooden shoes, china windmills and Delft blue porcelain.

Hours: (26 august-1 September) Monday: 11 am-8 pm; Tuesday-Saturday: 10 am- 8 pm; Sunday: 11 am- 7 pm.
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Grote Marktstraat (Main Market Street)

4) Grote Marktstraat (Main Market Street)

The Grote Marktstraat is one of the most important shopping streets in The Hague and has relatively few offices, homes and catering establishments . The street was built in the late 1920s to create a traffic connection between the Prinsegracht and the southeastern part of the city ( Station Staatsspoor and Bezuidenhout ). Today it is a street where motorized traffic has no access.

This road connection was created by the demolition of many streets, buildings and slums between the Grote Markt and the Spui . The only buildings that still recall the period before the construction of the Grote Marktstraat is situated between the Grote Markt and the Raamstraat; this row of facades was then part of the former Gerbrandstraatje. Its name is taken from the Grote Markt, which was then the end of the Prinsegracht and the beginning of the city center of The Hague.

To improve the competitive position of The Hague, the municipality has the ambition to turn Grote Marktstraat into a shopping boulevard with international allure. In 2014 , the definitive redesign of the Grote Marktstraat as a shopping promenade started. The opening of a branch of Hudson's Bay in September 2017 symbolized the conclusion of the renovation of the former V&D building in the Grote Marktstraat, after earlier parts had already been taken into use by other chains.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Prinsestraat (Princess Street)

5) Prinsestraat (Princess Street)

If you love the well-known blue-and-white Dutch style of ceramics, make the short walk to Prinsestraat. A visit to Prinsestraat’s shops will delight you with specialty lines of crystal, glass, china, gifts, precious stones, seasonal and garden adornments, all found in a number of different designs and shapes. The attractive boutiques and exclusive crystal, glass and china stores are open seven days a week. The prices are exceptionally good, but expect to spend time looking through a huge amount of crystal, glass and china items.
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Noordeinde Shopping Street

6) Noordeinde Shopping Street

Noordeinde is an elegant shopping street in The Hague. Stylish stores along this street sell haute couture fashion, shoes, jewels, antiques, art and interior decorations. Some of the shops on this street sell classic garments, as well as fashionable shirts, ties and sports wear and an amazingly good assortment of children's clothes. In close proximity, you will find a network of small streets where a number of popular boutiques are located.
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Denneweg (Dune Road)

7) Denneweg (Dune Road)

Denneweg used to be Dune Road. It was a wandering road through the sand dunes to the beach. Now it is a finished, modern commercial street that wanders among the store fronts. In its development it became the go to street for antiques and ancillary items of the hospitality industry. Antiques have become vital to the Hague.

The Hague Antiques and Book Fair is held at the end of the street, on the Lange Voorout. Dune Road offers many specialty shops involved with sophisticated life styles, design, art and antiques. The Koffiebranderij, Betjeman en Barton, Cabinet and Heden, for example, offer coffee, tea, gifts, and cabinets. In Heden one may even borrow modern art.

Did we mention jewelers? Lets do that. There are Bode & Bode, Camp & Wismeyer, and Sieralex. These and more are worth visiting. Fashion is a burgeoning industry on the Dune Road. The boutiques are thriving. They have international brands and clothing from famed Dutch designers. You need a break? Ariane or Aveda can give you a facial & massage.

The Dune Road is easily accessible by car, bicycle or public transport. Paid parking is available in the area, and there are three garages: Interparking Museumkwartier, Malieveld and Parkstraat. From the Hague Central Station it's a short walk. By tram it is only one stop from Central Station. You may arrive by boat and moor in the Hooikade.

And bring the phone, wifi is free!
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Frederikstraat (Frederik Street)

8) Frederikstraat (Frederik Street)

Frederikstraat boasts a number of antique and art shops, as well as chic clothing and jewelry shops. The Frederikstraat shopping offers you more choice without damaging your wallet. Despite the fact that there are other more glamorous jewelers and fashion vendors, many tourists stop at Frederikstraat to enjoy the easy shopping experience.

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