The Best Markets in The Hague, the Netherlands

Skyscrapers in the Hague | © pixabay
Skyscrapers in the Hague | © pixabay
Photo of Tom Coggins
1 November 2017

Much like other larger cities in the Netherlands such as Amsterdam or Rotterdam, The Hague hosts several outdoor markets throughout the week. These charming, open-air events take place in some of the most picturesque spots around the city and often revolve around certain types of goods including antiques, food or books.

De Haagse Markt

De Haagse Market ranks among the largest markets in Europe and features over 500 individual stalls which sell a wide array of products ranging from secondhand clothing to household appliances. It is easy enough to spend an entire afternoon wandering through de Haagse Markt while sampling delicious local goods such as freshly baked stroopwafels or soused herring and thousands of people frequent the market every week.

Antique and Book Market Lange Voorhout

The Hague’s larger Antique and Book Market takes place every Thursday and Sunday between mid-May and mid-September. The market runs along one of the most charming streets in the city, Lange Voorhout, which is within walking distance from several popular attractions including Haagse Bos park and Mauritshuis. As its name suggests the market features hundreds of secondhand, rare and antiquarian books as well as countless antiques and curios.

Lange Voorhout | © Guy Sie / Flickr

Antique and Book Market Plein

During the colder months of the year The Hague’s Antique and Book Market downsizes and relocates to another location called Plein in the city centre. While there are less stalls at this market, there’s still plenty of treasures to scour through including books, art prints and other decorative items.

Hofweg Farmers’ Market

This delightful farmer’s market usually features around 20 stalls and revolves around fresh produce from Holland’s hinterland. There’s always plenty of tasty, local delicacies available at the market such as fresh, artisanal bread and hearty, homemade soup.

Nieghbourhood Market Leyweg

Every Tuesday from 09.00 until 17.00 around 70 vendors gather together near The Hague’s Zuiderpark to sell their wares. This spacious market features many different types of products and is among the best places in The Hague to find seasonal flowers.

Neighbourhood Market Scheveningen

This cosy street market takes place every Thursday in The Hague’s coastal Scheveningen district. While it is considerably smaller than de Haagse Markt, it’s still worth checking out the market as it features a wide variety of food stalls and is located right in the centre of the city’s picturesque Belgisch Park neighbourhood.

Scheveningen pier is located nearby the market | © pixabay

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