Queer Guide of The Hague

The Hague is a city with a relaxed atmosphere, where bisexual, transgender, queer, lesbian and gay people, and for people with a different identity associated with this group, like pansexual, asexual, non-binary and/or intersex, can feel easily at home. Which are the places to hang out for the LGBT+QIAP and nb community in The Hague? Check out our list of favorites.

Where to have a drink?
Where to enjoy your lunch?
Where to snack?
Where to go for dinner?
Where to party?
Where to meet other lgbt+qiap and non-binary people?
Where to meet lesBian and queer women?
Where to meet transgender people?
Where to meet LGBTIQ+ students and university employees?
Where to meet LGBT seniors?
What to read?
Which podcast to listen to?
Where to get counselling or coaching?
Where to find queer friendly housing?
Where to find LGBTI+ symbols in public space?
Where to file a complaint for discrimination?
Where to do sports?
Where to sing?
Where to shop?
Where to swap?
Where to cruise?

Where to have a drink?

Queer aan Zee
Informal meet-up for LGBTQ+ people in The Hague and surroundings. An open, social space for drinks and activities (hiking, theater/film, festivals, parties). Meeting every last Saturday of the month in Brouwerij De Prael. We start at 4pm and break up when it feels right. Our saying: ‘A stranger is just a friend you haven’t met yet.’

Café ‘t Achterom [Achterom 22 A, Den Haag.]
Cosy, informal gay café. Here your glass is always half full.

COC Haaglanden [Scheveningseveer 7, 2514 HB Den Haag.]
Non-profit café COC Haaglanden organises activities like dinner, drinks, movie screenings, meet-ups and parties. They have groups for example for international LGBTI+ people in the International Social Club, LGBTQ youngsters age from 12 to 18 years in Jong & Out Haaglanden, autistic LGBT people in the AutiRoze Café, and open minded girls and women in DARE.

De Landman [Denneweg 48, 2514 CH Den Haag.]
One of the oldest pubs in The Hague, anno 1762. Popular among gay men, civil servants and expats. Cosy, full of kitsch and the entire Dutch royal family on the wall.

De Vink [Schoolstraat 28, 2511 AX Den Haag.]
The Hague’s oldest gay bar is always packed with a young crowd that comes to have a drink after work, having fun on Dutch music.

Where to enjoy your lunch?

‘t Achterommetje [Achterom 71, 2511 AH Den Haag.]
Cosy lunchroom painted in lively colours. A hidden pearl in the centre of the city that serves delicious food.

Bloem [Korte Molenstraat 11a, 2513 BM Den Haag.]
Homemade cakes, sandwiches, and high tea in cosy living room café with recycled furniture.

Bookstor  [Noordeinde 39, 2514 GC The Hague.]
A place where people meet and stories are shared. They have coffee and cake.

Greens in the Park [Kapelweg 18, Westbroekpark, 2587 BM The Hague.]
Every day they make fresh dishes with ingredients from the garden that vary depending on the weather and season. In their garden people with a distance to the labour market work.

Happy Tosti [Korte Poten 5, 2511 EB Den Haag.]
A busy lunch spot with swings in the centre of the city. Slightly different than others; people with a distance to the labour market work here.

Juni café [Riviervismarkt 5, 2513 AM The Hague.]
Café in Het Nutshuis in the center of The Hague. Enjoy their freshly made delicacies. You can have breakfast, lunch and much more.

Café Madeleine [Valkenbosplein 10, 2563 CA Den Haag.]
Cosy café serves French lunches. Special: their chestnut soup.

Mugs and Mermaids [Torenstraat 79, 2513 BP The Hague.]
Mermazing, new hotspot for colorful, hip, trendy and yet responsible drinks and bites.

Scallys Tearoom & Lunchroom [Wagenstraat 117, 2512 AS Den Haag.]
Cheerful service and creative mix based on the English kitchen. Freshly prepared soups, sandwiches, quiches and eggs, as well as vegetarian dishes.

The Upside Café Den Haag [Weissenbruchstraat 34, 2596 GJ Den Haag./Thomsonlaan 90E, 2565 JE Den Haag.]
Delicious traditional lunches, freshly baked cake, afternoon tea and a nice drink. A nice place where people with a distance to the labour market work.

Wiener Konditorei [Korte Poten 24, Den Haag.]
The homemade Austrian pastry specialist. Addictive!

Where to snack?

Bram Ladage [Spuistraat 72, Den Haag.]
‘We are not a snack bar, but do something beautiful with a potato.’ Every day fresh potatoos bake in 100% vegetable soybean oil. Open daily 11:00 – 19:00.

Snackcar De Vrijheid [Bezuidenhoutseweg 74, 2595 AJ Den Haag.]
Open daily 18:00 – 2:00.

De Vegetarische Snackbar [nearby railway station Den Haag Holland Spoor, Stationsplein 5a, 2515 BT Den Haag.]
Complete meatless snackbar; drinks mainly organic and fries baked in rice oil. Speciality: Karma roll: Moroccan pita bread with vegan shawarma. Open daily 11:00 – 22:00.

Where to go for dinner?

Bogor Roemah Makan [Bogor Roemah Makan, Van Swietenstraat 2, 2518 SJ Den Haag. Phone +31 (0)70 3461628]
Bogor looks like cosy dining room. Here you can eat Indonesian food in a relaxed atmosphere.

Stichting Centrum [Villa K, Violenweg 2, 2597 KL Den Haag.]
Cultural Free Zone Villa K is a home for a international interdisciplinary group of artist living and working together. Next to the artistic program, Villa K organises a bi-monthly dinner café.

Conscious Kitchen [Witte de Withstraat 127, 2518 CS The Hague.]
Initiative that focuses on the prevention of food waste in The Hague. A small group of dedicated volunteers save food from markets and supermarkets. Every Tuesday they prepare a delicious dinner with the surplus food for anyone who comes.

Hagedis [Waldeck Pyrmontkade 116, 2518 JR Den Haag.]
Restaurant that serves delicious organic vegetarian dishes. Beer from local breweries.

Leaf Vegetarian [Renbaanstraat 1, 2586 EW Scheveningen.]
Restaurant with Asian food without fish or meat products.

Little V [Rabbijn Maarsenplein 21, 2512 HJ Den Haag.]
Busy restaurant, yummy Vietnamese food. Excellent service.

Love & Peas [Weimarstraat 37 A, 2562 GP Den Haag.]
A warm & welcoming place for Palestinian vegetarian meals.

Het Puntje [Noorderstrand, Zwarte Pad 2, Scheveningen.]
Quite the end at the end of Northern part of Scheveningen beach. Tasty food on a local basis. Selfservice. Really relaxed, unpretentious atmosphere. Near nudebeach, 3 minutes walk from Zwarte Pad (Parking), only be reached by bike or walking. No nudism allowed on the terrace.

Symbiose [Galileistraat 160, 2561 TL Den Haag.]
Organic vegetarian restaurant. Small and cosy.

Vegane Glorie [Douzastraat 1, 2581 RV Den Haag.]
Vegan restaurant. Serves plant based, organic food and drinks.

De Wankele Tafel [Mauritskade 79, 2514 HH Den Haag.]
Cosy vegan restaurant where Thijs and Yvonne cook good and affordable meals for you. Open on Tue-Sat. If you prefer to eat alone, this is your place to be.

Water en Brood [Beatrijsstraat 12, 2531 XE Den Haag.]
Biological vegan food. Open Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sat from 13:00. Call +31 (0)70 3997455 to reserve your seat for diner. Kitchen open 17:30-21:00. No pin.

Where to party?

A party that believes queerness should be thrown around like glitter. In Roodkapje Rotterdam.

KLAUN // QUEER Klub Night
Clubnight for queeristanis, BPOC Klauns. An ode to GBQP, queer heritages, celebrating every-body. In WORM Rotterdam.

Pann on Tour
For young gays, lesbians and bisexuals. Monthly party in the city of Utrecht. But when on Tour, the Pann party on Scheveningen beach is guaranteed a highlight.

Parish Queer Night
Underground queer minded club night in The Hague, bringing you back to where it all began. Let’s house baby. Let’s freak your body. Side by side, no divide. In PiP Den Haag.

Straight friendly (gay) party for all who ♥ the best ’90s till now popmusic. On the 42nd floor of restaurant The Penthouse with spectacular views over the city of The Hague.


The Hague Pride
Four days festival in The Hague with movies, exhibitions, interviews, debates, Pride Walk, djs, artists, performances, outdoor stages and (after)parties. Specially aimed at the LGBT+ community and everyone who brings them a warm heart. Follow the Facebook page for updates.

The Hague Pride Walk
Dancing in the streets, celebrating sexual and gender diversity, and giving a visible signal that we are queer, we’re here and can be ourselves in The Hague. Remember: Pride was a Protest! The first ever Pride Walk in The Hague was an initiative of The Hang-Out 070. Nowadays COC Haaglanden organises the event. Follow the Facebook page for updates.

Where to meet other lgbt+qiap and non-binary people?

AVEN Forum – Do you think cake is better than sex? Then you might identify as asexual. See for news on more ace friendly activities besides Queer aan Zee the Dutch AVEN Forum.

beuys bois. BB is an international art collective that teamed up with existing LGBTQ+ organisation The Hang-Out 070 to celebrate the LGBTQ+ arts in The Hague.

Bi+ groep – For people who love more than one sex/gender. In the Facebook group of Bi+ Nederland. local meetups are encouraged.

De Boot – Drinks for gays and friends. DJ, booze and bites. Every third Sunday of the month in the spring and summer season on De Pakschuit, a boat on a canal in the center of The Hague. –> Related event: Het Dok.

Christenqueer – Association for christian LGBTI people. The group for region West sometimes organises activities in or near The Hague.

Het Dok – Drinks for gays and friends. DJ, booze and bites. On the third Sunday of November and February in Café de Pakschuit in The Hague. –> Related event: De Boot.

Den Haag Pride – Network for LGBT employees of the municipality of The Hague.

Gay & Lesbian Social Zuid-Holland – Large group on meetup.com of more than 1,000 members. In The Hague the most popular event is having a drink in a café or on a terrace.

Gay Expats in The Hague – Facebook group for foreign LGBTI+ expats in The Hague.

The Hang-Out 070 – The place to be for LGBTIQ+ youngsters with diverse cultural backgrounds in The Hague. Organisor of queer poetry and movie nights. Made the photoexpo #mylgbtqlife in The Hague. Initiator of the first ever Pride Walk The Hague 2017.

Hiv association The Hague – Weekly lunch in COC Haaglanden for people living with hiv.

Hof Lounge – Network opportunity! Once a quarter on the first Sunday of the month, bar-restaurant Angie’s Kitchen in The Hague is filled with smart dressed hipster gays and their friends who enjoy tunes, food & bubbles.

Cafe De Koepoort en Ko – Cosy cafe in Delft. Sometimes they hold a gay evening.

Kringen Haaglanden – A ‘Kring’ (circle) is a group of gay, lesbian and/or bisexual people who meet once a month, at one of their member’s home.

LGBT Films at Filmhuis Den Haag – Always a LGBT film to enjoy, often with English subtitles.

LGBT Refugees Den Haag – For LGBT refugees and their supporters in The Hague for the feeling of empowerment and community, thru gatherings and meetings.

Orpheus – Supports people who have to deal with homosexual, lesbian or bisexual feelings of themselves or their partner in their heterosexual relationship. Group meets in The Hague every 3r Wednesday of the month.

Queer aan Zee – Informal drinks and in- and outdoor activities group for LGBT+QIAP and non-binary people in The Hague. For updates like, follow or visit the Facebook page, Instagram, Twitter or the website – You’re here 😉

Queer Spreek Uur – Every Friday from 19 to 21 hours they hold Queer Spreek Uur in Anarchistische Boekenwinkel Opstand in The Hague Moerwijk. They watch movies, discuss a book, listen to queer music and devise actions.

Queer The Hague – Platform for all queers of The Hague to unite, create, support and promote each other. Makes it easier to find each other, come together and have fun.

Roze Règâhs – The LGBT soccer fanclub of ADO Den Haag. 100% for ADO Den Haag, 100% against homonegativity! Follow the Facebook page for updates.

Where to meet lesBian and queer women?
Women are female humans who self identify as such.

Bijou Women’s Group – Activities for bi+ women of 30 years or older from all over The Netherlands. Meetups are often in Zoetermeer or somewhere else in the Randstad.

Damespad (Ladies Path) – Announcements for walks and hiking tours for women, sometimes in the province of South Holland. Plus information about the route Damespad Zuid-Holland.

DARE – Women’s group of COC Haaglanden. Follow the Facebook page for updates.

De Heksenketel – Women’s choir, group of mostly lesBian and some straight women with a passion for singing.

Celebration of International Women’s Day The Hague – The municipality of The Hague throws an all day long day festival with workshops to celebrate International Women’s Day on or near March 8th. In recent years there has always been a session on sexual diversity, or a LBTQI+ representative in a panel.

Kringen Haaglanden – They usually have a few women’s circles (Vrouwenkring).

Mil Colores – Annual party in The Hague for lesbian, bisexual and transgender women from multi ethnic identities. Dance, meet, flirt, eat.

The Parliament of Pain – Roller Derby League in The Hague with two women’s teams.

De Potige Dames – Women’s hiking club. Sometimes they plan a walking route close to The Hague.

De Rotterdamse Wandeldames – Group of lesBian+ women who love hiking. The organiser lives in Rotterdam, but women from all over the province of South Holland and beyond join. Want to know about their future hiking plans? Send a friendly email to rotterdamsedames [at] hotmail.com

Stuurloos – Women’s cyclists group. Monthly tours, sometimes near The Hague.

Sunday Times – Women’s group of COC Leiden. Follow the Facebook page for updates.

Where to meet transgender people?

Transcafé Den Haag – every 2nd Saturday of the month.

Transcafé Rotterdam – every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.

Transgendergroep Leiden – for trans men and women, crossdressers, genderqueers, and everyone who questions their gender identity. Meetings once a month on a Saturday night.

Transgendercircle – every 2nd Thursday of the month in Sassenheim, professional facilitator, entrance fee 20 euros, including coffee and tea.

Where to meet LGBTIQ+ students and university employees?

Philautia – LGBTIQ+ students in Delft and The Hague.
True U – True You at TUDelft: The active LGBT-community of employees at Delft University of Technology.

Den Haag
LGBT group @ ISS The Hague – Sexual Diversity Committee of ISS (International Institute of Social Studies), The Hague.
Philautia – For LGBTIQ+ students in Delft and The Hague.
Proud s.a. – Association for LGBTIQ+ students at The Hague University.

Leiden Queer History Network – Leiden University’s transnational platform for scholars studying the queer past.
Leiden University Pride – Diversity Network of employees at Leiden University.
LUC Diversity: LGBTQ+ committee of the Leiden University College.
LUMC Pride – Diversity Network of LGBTIQ+ students at Leiden University.
LUP Queer Book Club – Enjoying books and academia with fellow queers.
Queer AF Leiden University – Group for the LGBTQ+ community of Leiden University.

Erasmus Pride – Diversity Network of LGBTIQ+ students at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
HR Pride – The LGBTI+ network of the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. They organise activities and offer support for staff and students.

Where to meet LGBT seniors?

Roze Soos Samen [Dienstencentrum Copernicus, Daguerrestraat 16, 2561 TT The Hague] – Expect modest gay guys as drag queens who do playback performances in a community center, and you’re there. Every 2nd Sunday of the month, 16:00-21:00.
Zilveruitjes [COC Haaglanden, Scheveningseveer 7, 2514 HB The Hague.] – Activities like drinks, dinner, movie screenings, music performances and art gallery visits. Every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, 16:00-21:00.

What to read?

Queer aan Zee newsletter – Regularly irregular newsletter written in an informal style about Queer aan Zee activities. To add your email to our mailing list, please contact us (Dutch).

The Gay Issue – Magazine about their love for men, available in kiosks in the Netherlands and Belgium (Dutch).
Gay News – Bilingual magazine in Dutch and English, available in gay cafes and queer bookstores.
Hello Gorgeous – Magazine for everyone who lives with hiv (Dutch, and once a year each summer it’s also published in English).
TRANS – Independent annual magazine about gender identity (Dutch).
Winq Magazine – Lifestyle magazine for men who love men (Dutch).

Chemsex NL – Mini magazine for men having sex with men (Dutch).
ContigoContact.nl – Online news and dating site for LesBian women (Dutch).
Het Continuum – Online magazine about gender diversity and transgender (Dutch).
Expreszo – Online queer youth magazine (Dutch).
De GayKrant – Online LGBT news, interviews, and blogs (Dutch).
Gaysite.nl – Online LGBT news, columns, and gay agenda (Dutch).
Harlot – Platform for sexual freedom – A layered perspective on sexual emancipation. Powered by One World, journalism for an honest and sustainable world (Dutch).
Lilith – Feminist journalistic platform and zine (Dutch).
Tijdschrift Lover – Online feminist magazine (Dutch).
Vice NL – Online, many articles about sexual and gender identity (Dutch).
ZijaanZij.nl – Online magazine for women who love women (Dutch).

Which podcast to listen to?

Aan het eind van de Regenboog – Being LGBTI and  Christian. By Sanna de Boer (Dutch).
Bi Bye Podcast – About bi+ experiences. By Sara Verlee (Dutch).
Bi Positive Podcast – About exploring the sexuality continuum. By Mari and MD (English).
CoupleGoals – Show with diverse couples. By Mandy and Roos (Dutch).
DAMN, HONEY – About feminism. By Marie Lotte and Nydia. (Dutch).
De Genderkwiebus Podcast – About gender. By Nanoah Struik (Dutch).
De Lesbische Liga Podcast – About LBQ women. By Annefleur and Vera (Dutch).
De Polyam Podcast – About non-monogamy and poly people. By Isabeau Jensen (Dutch).
Eeuw van de Amateur – Mini coming-outs and everything. By Botte, Ype and Paulien (Dutch).
Mensje in de Maak – About queer and trans parenthood. By Tamar and Sophie. (Dutch).
– About sex and intimacy. By Marije Janssen (Dutch).
Op Zoek naar een Queer Boek – About favorite LGBTI+ books. By Anne and Artimisia (Dutch)
Op zoek naar Seksualiteit – On sexuality. By Linda de Munck & Nynke Nijman (Dutch). #spon
Poepeklets – Sex positive podcast. By Kenny and Ellen (Flamish).
Spectrum – About queer experiences, LGBTI+ identities and activism. By Riyaz Luvz (Dutch).
Uit De Cast – About LGBT+ identities. By COC Haaglanden (Dutch).

Where to get counselling or coaching?

B-Lifecoaching [Industriekade 27, 2172 HX Sassenheim] – William Slotboom, expert in gender identity. His specialty is guiding men who want to express their feminine side.

Centrum Seksuele Gezondheid (Centre for Sexual Health) [Westeinde 128 (next to GGD Haaglanden), 2512 HE The Hague] – For example for your (regular) STI test(s) (free-of-charge).

Consultation hour at Spot 46. [Herengracht 46a, The Hague] – Every first Friday of the month 13.00-15.00. For transgender sex workers. The consultation is free, no appointment needed. Host: Transgender Netwerk Nederland (TNN).

JIP Haaglanden [Amsterdamse Veerkade 17A, 2512 AG The Hague] – For youngsters. Their info, advice and support is free, confidential and reliable.

Olivia Brouillette [Waldorpstraat 17 – 8th floor, 2521 CA The Hague] – Counselling & psychotherapy services in English.

Peter Paffrath [Surinamestraat 24 – 2nd floor, 2585 GJ The Hague] – Counselling & psychotherapy services in English.

PSYNT [President Kennedylaan 19, 2517 JK The Hague] The psychotherapists provide counseling in English, French, Russian, Ukrainian, and Armenian.

Social Work COC Haaglanden [Scheveningseveer 7, 2514 HB The Hague] – Counsellors welcome you to talk about your LGBT+ issues. Sessions are free of charge.

Tika Stardust – offers social-erotic services for people with a physical or mental disability.

See for more LGBT-friendly counsellors: rozehulpverlening.nl > select ‘Den Haag’.

Where to find queer friendly housing?

Homes for Queers in Randstad area – Facebook group for all the Queers of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht to help you find lovely housemates and safe happy homes.

Where to find LGBTI+ symbols in public space?

And Life is Over There – Sculpture by Femmy Otten. Kalvermarkt, rear of City Hall, The Hague. Bronze. Unveiled on 21 October 2017. In the totem-like image, the male and the female merge. It’s a statement for freedom of thought. Everything may be there, even if it’s different.

International Homo Monument – Artwork by Theo ten Have. Koekamp, Laan van Reagan en Gorbatsjov, side Prinsessegracht, The Hague. Steel. Unveiled on 1 October 1993. Serves as a commemoration for all lesbian women and gay men, anywhere in the world, persecuted or oppressed because of their sexual orientation, in the past and in the present.

Where to file a complaint for discrimination?

Den Haag Meldt [St. Jacobstraat 125, 2512 AN The Hague.] – Service from the Gemeentelijke ombudsman. The antidiscrimination facility where all residents of the Hague can report discrimination complaints. Also for if you hear, see or read something bad, you can contact The Hague Meldt.

Roze in Blauw Haaglanden. Point of contact for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people within and outside the police. Email: rozeinblauw.den-haag@politie.nl.

Stichting iDb [Koninginnegracht 12b, 2514 AA The Hague.] – Foundation iDb will listen to you and help you with filing your complaint if you feel discriminated against, amongst others, your sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

Where to do sports?

Op Hoge Poten – Hiking club for gay and bisexual men. Sometimes they plan a walking route close to The Hague.

The Parliament of Pain – Awesome Roller Derby League in The Hague. Always on the lookout for fresh meat!

Plons – Swimming club in The Hague for gays, lesbians, and friends.

De Potige Dames – Women’s hiking club. Sometimes they plan a walking route close to The Hague.

De Rotterdamse Wandeldames – group of lesBian+ women who love hiking. Based in Rotterdam. Women from all over the province of South Holland and beyond join. Want to know about their future hiking plans? Send a friendly email to rotterdamsedames [at] hotmail.com

Roze Blok – Gay sportsclub in Delft for volleyball and badminton.

Stuurloos – Women’s cyclists group. Monthly tours, sometimes near The Hague.

Where to sing?

De Heksenketel – women’s choir, group of mostly lesBian and some straight women

Kwasi Kloos – vocal group of all genders singers.

Mannenkoorts – men’s vocal double quartet. They sing exclusively a cappella.

Vox Rosa – gay men’s choir.

Where to shop?

Anarchist bookshop Opstand. De Samenscholing, Beatrijsstraat 12, 2531 XE Den Haag.
Books about a range of political subjects, magazines, stickers and pamphlets. Next to being a bookshop, Opstand is also a place to come together for a cup of coffee or thee, and to discuss actions. Open every Tuesday 15:00 – 19:00, Thursday 15:00 – 21:00 and Friday 15:00 – 19:00.

Bookshop Centaur [Laan van Meerdervoort 435, Den Haag.]
With used books and dvd’s piled up to the ceiling, you will always find a title that you did not expect to come across. Possibly with a LGBT+ theme.

Kado om de hoek [Hogewal 1 links, 2514 HA Den Haag.]
Often compared with the Moma New York Museum store. Funny and colourful design presents for every occasion. Famous for its welcome for every new person who enters the shop.

Where to swap?

Bea-Nix [Beatrijsstraat 14, 2531 XE Den Haag.] – In this shop, a ‘Weggeefwinkel’ (GiveAwayShop), you can get things for free.

Emmaus Welvaartsresten [Prinsegracht 36, 2512 GA Den Haag.)] – Emmaus is a living and working community. Together they run a charity where they sell the donated prosperity remains.

Kringloop Den Haag [De Bruyn Kopsstraat 2a, 2288 EC Rijswijk.] – Services are, amongst others, to pick up excess stuff from your home for free. They have several locations in The Hague where you can donate your items and buy other ones for a very nice price.

Rumi Foundation [Paviljoensgracht 33, 2512 BL Den Haag.] – Helps and guides immigrants and refugees in The Hague.

Terres des Hommes shop [Apeldoornselaan 175, 2573 LG Den Haag.] – Store of Terre des Hommes entirely run by volunteers. Here you can buy second-hand items, and bring your stuff to give it a second life.

Vincentius Kledingbeurs [Westeinde 177, 2512 GX Den Haag.] – Sells second hand clothes, linen, books and bric and brac.

Where to cruise?

BDSM-jongeren [Thomsonlaan 107, 2565 HZ Den Haag.] – Playparties for youngsters aged 18-35 interested in bdsm in Club Ron.

Club Ron [Thomsonlaan 107, 2565 HZ Den Haag.] – Place for wild parties and orgies.

Sauna Fides [Veenkade 20, 2513 BG Den Haag.] – Men only. Relax from daily stress. Opened every day of the week from 13.00 to 23.00.

The Boss [Rijswijkseweg 536, 2516 HT Den Haag.] – Cruising bar. Themes like nudist, underwear, sportswear, and other fetishes.

[Website is not worksafe] Gay & bisexual men cruising in public places – Public places where you can find men seeking sex with other men anonymously.

More inspiration?

See for more suggestions for LGBTQ+ events and other queer friendly activities in The Hague the website www.gaydenhaag.nl or Gay & Lesbian Switchboard, the information and support service for the lesbian, gay, bi and transgender community in The Netherlands.

Not on this list?

If you have a nice suggestion for this list, let us know, please! Drop us an email via queeraanzee [at] gmail [dot] com. We’ll answer as soon as possible. ❤

5 thoughts on “Queer Guide of The Hague

  1. Brian Kochera

    I’m from the USA.. I’m planning on seeing the Anouk beach concert n September . Are there any gay friendly places to stay? If I stayed somewhere near or in the center of town, how would I get to Schevenenigen? Is there public transportation?

    1. hildeskabinet Post author

      Hi Brian,

      Welcome to Scheveningen Beach! You’ll enjoy the Anouk in concert. She’s one of the best and energetic singers we have in The Netherlands.

      We know a lot about LGBTQIAP The Hague, Scheveningen and surroundings, but we have no current experience with gay friendly places to stay. So for now it’s difficult to give you advice on this question. Because we also don’t know what you can afford or want to spend.

      Low budget opportunities, are: Couchsurfing The Hague: https://www.couchsurfing.com/places/europe/netherlands/the+hague
      or the Hospitality Club The Hague: http://secure.hospitalityclub.org/hc/hcworld.php?city=7513 (but these pages don’t look updated).

      For questions that are not LGBTI+ related, like public transport, we kindly refer you to the Tourist Office The Hague: https://denhaag.com/en/tourist-office

  2. Eden Fantasys

    One of the few long-established lesbian bars (since 1978) in Amsterdam recently changed its interior and door policy. Men are also allowed in, whether accompanied by a woman or not. As their website quotes, Saarein is now open for all queer-minded people’. This small, cosy bar is split into three levels, including a bar, pool table and reading section. Saarein has a loyal following of feminists.

    1. hildeskabinet Post author

      Hi Eden,

      Thank you for your information about the wonderful café Saarein (https://saarein2.nl/) in de Jordaan in Amsterdam. You’re lucky to have such a long-term LesBian & Queer place in the city.

      This Queer Guide is about the Hague, though, so we have no intention to add Amsterdam based queer initiatives. But please, keep us posted if you have a really nice & queer event for where all genders are welcome, because we do travel.

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