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Best trails in The Hague

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Looking for a great trail near The Hague, South Holland? AllTrails has 17 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Nationaal Park Zuid-Kennemerland, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen or Meijendel Nature Reserve. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 11 easy trails in The Hague ranging from 2.6 to 31 miles and from -22 to 91 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in The Hague
Top trails (17)
#1 - Scheveningen - Noordwijk aan Zee
Meijendel Nature Reserve
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Length: 13.2 mi • Est. 5 h 39 m
This beautiful dune trail takes you from Scheveningen through Katwijk to Noordwijk aan Zee. It is obvious the water companies use the dunes. You will find pumping stations, canals and lakes. No water is extracted from the dunes. They are used as a water filter. The entire dune area has been seriously damaged by the Germans. Especially in this area you will come across many bunkers and remains of the Atlantic Wall, a coastal defense line of 2700km that runs from north to south. In the middle of the dunes you will find a complete wall over which you can walk a few hundred meters. The Waalsdorpvlakte is a reminder of the 250 dead who were executed here. Walking through the dunes you will see a golden dome towards Katwijk. Here is the only Sufi temple in the world. At the beginning of the last century, an Indian singer decided to found the Sufi movement, which brings all religions together into a teaching that has a universal god. Christianity and Islam are, as it were, united in it. It is interesting to see how such a temple (1972) has been able to nestle in the originally Christian community of the Katwijkers.Show more
#2 - Meijendel and Noorderstrand
Meijendel Nature Reserve
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 3 h 19 m
Meijendel is a popular place for residents of The Hague to get a breath of fresh air. The area consists of forests and dunes, with numerous small winding paths. This trail takes you through the forest and dune area to the beach Noorderstrand, one of the few beaches where the dog can run free all year round.Show more
#3 - Den Haag Stadswandeling
The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 2 h 57 m
This city walk of The Hague introduces you to the history of the city, some of its most beautiful and special corners, special architecture and the political center. You start the city walk at Central Station. The route passes churches, palaces and ministries - even though the village of The Hague had never obtained the desirable city rights. Lords of nobility often hunted in these areas, the estates they started here grew into the prestigious city it is today. The Hague is still a chic city, with a mix of old and modern architecture and a lot of greenery. During the city walk you also have the chance to jump into a museum, such as the Escher museum, the Mauritshuis or Panorama Mesdag.Show more
#4 - The Hague Forest and Meijendel
Meijendel Nature Reserve
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Length: 8 mi • Est. 3 h 33 m
This varied trail runs through the Haagsche Bosch (The Hague Forest), past Huis ten Bosch and over the Clingendael estate to the dunes of Meijendel. The Haagsche Bosch, also known as "the green lung", connects The Hague and Wassenaar. Palace Huis ten Bosch is in the park. It has been a public park since 1954. There are several gardens in the forest, including a Japanese (open from June to October) and an old Dutch one. Meijendel is a young dune area. The dunes formed around the year 1000. Since the area was not suitable for agriculture, it has largely been able to take its natural course.Show more
#5 - Voorburg - Rotte
The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands
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Length: 31 mi • Est. Multi-day
Walking or cycling trail from Voorburg to the river Rotte and lakes Rottemeren over beautiful polder roads.Show more
#6 - NS Walk De Horsten: Den Haag Central Station - Voorschoten
The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands
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Length: 12.6 mi • Est. 5 h 40 m
Also count on having a loose euro with you, because in De Horsten you have to pay at a machine to walk around, or buy your ticket online (https://www.landgoederendehorsten.nl/ access cards). You first walk through the Haagse Bos, also called the green lung, connecting the center of The Hague with the estates of Wassenaar. Because there was a lot of game in the past, it was an ideal hunting area where the counts of Holland could enjoy themselves. From 1820 it was transformed into a park. Thanks to the careful management of Staatsbosbeheer, it is today still an attractive green area with a varied flora, and of course with Huis ten Bosch in the middle. Landgoed Reigersbergen was once an old 17th century farm, which takes its name from the young herons that were caught there and then disappeared into the owner's pantry. After the country house was destroyed by the Germans in 1943, only the estate, the meadows and the walls of the herb garden still recall earlier times. During the autumn storm of 2000, the age-old tree from the Golden Age disappeared. You will only find the fence around the remains. Then you pass Castle De Wittenburg. Today the castle serves as a reception center for companies. Towards the end of the 19th century, the castle was built using demolition materials from various historical buildings. Hidden in the green is the tea dome of Backershagen, also called 'mysterious dome', because the stairs to the first floor are hidden behind a panel. The white Backershagen house further along was transformed in 1765 by owner Cornelis Backer with various water features into a true pleasure garden. In 1772 the estate was expanded with an English garden and the Hertenhuis, of which the Delft earthenware tiles can still be seen. After a devastating fire in 1974, the house has been completely restored to its original state. The Royal Estate De Horsten consists of three estates: Raaphorst, Ter Horst and Eikenhorst. The three estates were considered a royal unit from the moment the wealthy Prince Frederik (brother of King Willem III) bought the estate and in 1816 he and his family moved to country house De Paauw. You will pass the Horsten tea pavilion, where hunting trophies on the wall remind you that this was once the prince's hunting lodge. Along the way, 3 posts also remind you of the hunting grounds. The prince ordered the construction of a twenty meter high hill on the edge of the dune, which was planted with lilacs. And that's how De Seringenberg came into being, which you pass a little later. Queen Wilhelmina is said to have painted here in the past. Prince Willem-Alexander, Princess Máxima and the princesses Amalia, Alexia and Ariane live on the Eikenhorst estate.Show more
#7 - Den Haag: Haagse Bos - Clingendael - Meijendel - Scheveningse Bosjes
Meijendel Nature Reserve
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Length: 15.1 mi • Est. 6 h 27 m
The Hague is one of the greenest cities in the Netherlands. This walking trail takes you past the most beautiful nature spots that the city has to offer - from the forest paths of the Haagse Bos, to Landgoed Clingendael with wide paths and stately home, through the dune area of Meijendel back into the woods, but this time the Scheveningse Bosjes.Show more
#8 - Den Haag Central Station - Center - Scheveningen
The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands
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Length: 10 mi • Est. 4 h 2 m
Walk from The Hague Central Station through the center past some historic sights to Scheveningen harbor and beach. On the way there you pass sights such as the Peace Palace, Noordeinde, Lange Voorhout and the Binnenhof. In Scheveningen you will visit the Kurhaus and walk back to the train station via the Scheveningse Bosjes en Plein 1813.Show more
#9 - Clingendael - Japanese Garden - Dutch Garden
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
Circular walk through Landgoed Clingendael with the most special parts of the estate. You will not only walk past the country house and the surrounding forests, but also through the Japanese garden, the Dutch garden and the Sterrenbos. The Japanese garden is very old and fragile and is therefore only open 8 weeks a year, in the spring. For more information: https://www.denhaag.nl/nl/in-de-stad/natuur-en-milieu/groen-en-boom/parken-bossen-en-duinen/japanse-tuin.htmShow more
#10 - Kijkduin naar Hoek van Holland
The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands
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Length: 23.2 mi • Est. 10 h 1 m
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