The Hague is a city with a relaxed atmosphere, where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people, and people with a different identity associated with this group, like pansexual, asexual and/or intersex, can feel easily at home. In summer weekends the open minded parties on the beach are popular. Which are the places to hang out for the LGBT+QIAP community in The Hague? Check out our list of favorites.
Where to have a drink?
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 Café de BieB, Veenkade 7, 2513 EE Den Haag. Café de BieB is smoke free; you can smoke outside on the cosy terrace. 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. Phone +31 (0)6 48104541]
Cosy, informal gay café. Here your glass is always half full.
COC Haaglanden [Scheveningseveer 7, 2514 HB Den Haag. Phone +31 (0)70 3659090]
Non-profit bar of COC Haaglanden organises activities like dinner, drinks, movie screenings, meet-ups and parties especially for elderly gay men and lesbian women in Zilveruitjes, open minded girls and women in Daring Women, transgender people, LGBT students, and LGBT youngsters in Jong & Out Haaglanden.
Het Heden [Noordeinde 148, 2514 GP Den Haag. Phone +31 (0)70 3464664]
Every first Sunday of the month, bar-restaurant Het Heden is filled with Hoflounge visitors: smart dressed hipster gays and their friends who enjoy tunes, food & bubbles.
De Landman [Denneweg 48, 2514 CH Den Haag. Phone +31 (0)70 3467727]
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. Phone +31 (0)70 3650357]
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. Phone +31 (0)70 3645876]
Cosy lunchroom painted in lively colours. A hidden pearl in the centre of the city that serves delicious food.
Appeltje Eitje [Prins Hendrikstraat 69, 2518 HL Den Haag. Phone +31 (0)70 3602021]
‘Everything is homemade, except the bread.’ Cosy lunchroom, feels like a home.
Flow (formerly known as Thee aan Zee) [Deltaplein 416, 2554 GG Den Haag (Kijkduin). Phone +31 (0)70 7670499]
White, green, black and many other tasty tea, and the world famous carrot cake.
Happy Tosti [Korte Poten 5, 2511 EB Den Haag. Phone +31 (0)70 7440544]
A shop, slightly different than others. Sandwiches are made and served by staff with a work disability. Also take away service.
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.
Kattencafé [Piet Heinstraat 66, 2518 CK The Hague. Phone +31 (0)70 4126959]
Coffee, wine & cats. Has a little shop inside with T-shirts, mugs and other funny goodies, all dedicated to charming cats.
Scallys Tearoom & Lunchroom [Wagenstraat 117, 2512 AS Den Haag. Phone +31 (0)70 3633448]
Cheerful service and creative mix based on the English kitchen. Freshly prepared soups, sandwiches, quiches and eggs, as well as vegetarian dishes.
Swags Central [Haagse Bluf 18, 2511 CN Den Haag. Phone +31 (0)70 4451600]
Mini tea room in the city center. They serve English home cooked scones, cakes and sandwiches.
De TheeTuin [Waldeck Pyrmontkade 116, 2518 JR Den Haag. Phone +31 (0)6 38062830]
More than 20 different kinds of organic teas and delicious homemade cakes. Open every 1st Sunday of the month from 13.00 untill 17.00 hrs in the unique building of de Grote Pyr.
The Upside Café Den Haag [Weissenbruchstraat 34, 2596 GJ Den Haag. Phone +31 (0)70 7370391/ Thomsonlaan 90E, 2565 JE Den Haag. Phone +31 (0)70 3602796]
Delicious traditional lunches, freshly baked cake, afternoon tea and a nice drink.
Where to snack?
Bram Ladage [Spuistraat 72, Den Haag. Phone +31 (0)70 3926002]
‘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. Phone +31 (0)70 3856165]
Open daily 18:00 – 2:00.
De Vegetarische Snackbar [nearby railway station Den Haag Holland Spoor, Stationsplein 5a, 2515 BT Den Haag. Phone +31 (0)70 3050030]
Complete meatless snackbar. The drinks they sell are mainly organic and the fries are baked in rice oil. Speciality: Karma roll: Moroccan pita bread with vegan shawarma.
Where to go for dinner?
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. Visit the Facebook page Stichting Centrum page to keep updated by their events.
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. Phone +31 (0)70 3640456]
Restaurant that serves delicious organic vegetarian dishes. Beer from local breweries.
Leaf Vegetarian [Renbaanstraat 1, 2586 EW Scheveningen. Phone +31 (0)70 3318900]
Restaurant with Asian food without fish or meat products.
Love & Peas [Weimarstraat 37 A, 2562 GP Den Haag. Phone +31 (0)70 887 8940]
A warm & welcoming place for Palestinian vegetarian meals.
Het Puntje [Noorderstrand, Zwarte Pad 2, Scheveningen. Phone +31 (0)6 11121370]
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. Phone +31 (0)70 888 5555]
Organic vegetarian restaurant. Small and cosy.
De Wankele Tafel [Mauritskade 79, 2514 HH Den Haag. Phone +31 (0)70 3643267]
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.
CLOSED – Water en Brood – De Vloek [Hellingweg 127, 2583 DZ Den Haag. Phone +31 (0)70 3997455]
Unfortunately this building De Vloek, kept by a sweet anarcho pirate collective, has been closed and demolished by de municipality of The Hague. It used to be one of our favorite organic vegan restaurants. The good and affordable meals were animal cruelty free and it was a meeting place where open minded people came together in a relaxed squatters atmosphere.
De Zon [Dunne Bierkade 13, 2512 BC Den Haag. Phone +31 (0)70 3602559]
Organic vegetarian restaurant for healthy and sustainable food.
Where to party?
Three gay & lesbian parties: a night of fun, transvestite entertainment and festivities in the cafés at the Grote Markt in The Hague.
Annual party in The Hague for a diverse lesbian, bisexual and transgender women from multi ethnic identities. Dance, meet, flirt, eat.
For young gays, lesbians and bisexuals. Monthly party in the city of Utrecht. But when on Tour, the Pann party on Scheveningen beach is the party is guaranteed a highlight.
Side by side. No divide. Dancing until 5am. In PIP Den Haag, Binckhorstlaan 36 M1-60
2516 BE The Hague.
Monthly straight friendly (gay) party on the 42nd floor of restaurant The Penthouse with spectacular views over the city of The Hague. For all who ♥ the best ’90s till now popmusic. Also organises the annual straight friendly (gay) party Cotton Candy, the club-music sister of Popcake. Dj’s, acts, free hairdresser. Location: main hall of the The Hague temple of pop Paard van Troje.
Dancing in the streets of The Hague, celebrating sexual & gender diversity! Several LGBTQI+-organisations have organised the first ever Pride Walk in The Hague on Saturday June 10th 2017. Queer aan Zee joined them and we had a great time! With the walk we celebrated sexual and gender diversity and give a visible signal that we are here and that we can be ourselves. If you support our message, please feel welcome to walk along in Pride Walk The Hague 2018. Just like the Facebook page and keep informed!
Girls who are boys | Who like boys to be girls | Who do boys like they’re girls | Who do girls like they’re boys
Queer Minded is a play party for queers. Are you lesbian, gay, ‘not a boy, not a girl’, bisexual, transgender, crossdresser or LGBTQ-friendly then this is the party for you! Venue: Love Hotel Bananas, Weteringkade 113, The Hague.
The Hague turns pink again on 8 and 9 June 2018 (dates are conditional) with a two days festival full of music and performances specially aimed at the LGBT community in The Hague and everyone who brings them a warm heart!
Dance, jump, meet people, and celebrate life! Blissco Dance Celebration on every 1st and 3rd Saturday night at the Prins Hendrikplein 1, 2518 JA Den Haag. Membership required.
Where to meet other lgbt+qiap people in The Hague?
Den Haag Pride – Network for LGBT employees of the municipality of The Hague.
Gay & Lesbian Social The Hague – Join meetup.com and become a member if this spontanious group. Social and cultural activities. Main language: English.
Gay Film Night at Filmhuis Den Haag – Every last Monday of the month at 7.30pm.
The Hang-Out 070 – The place to be for LGBT+ youngsters with diverse cultural backgrounds in The Hague.
Hoflounge – Every first Sunday of the month, bar-restaurant Het Heden is filled with smart dressed hipster gays and their friends who enjoy tunes, food & bubbles.
Kringen Haaglanden – A ‘Kring’ (circle) is a group of gays, lesbians, or bisexuals who meet once a month, at home.
Meetup Gay & Lesbian Social The Hague – A bunch of friendly faces who are about meeting like minded lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people and having a good time. You may have just moved here, or just come out of a relationship or just came out for the first time… or any reason why you’d to meet other LGBTQ people face to face and make new friends.
Open Relationships, a discussion group – join meetup.com and get in touch with the friendly organisers. Meetings are in a cosy cafe in the city of Leiden, and are aimed at discussions on polyamory. Once a year they organise a picnic in the park. LGBT+ friendly. Main language: English.
The Parliament of Pain – Awesome Roller Derby League in The Hague. Always on the lookout for fresh meat!
Plons – Gay, heterofriendly, swimming club. Has professional trainers. Swimming on Tue, Wed, Fri and Sun in district Bezuidenhout, Scheveningen, and Ypenburg. Organises social activities like BBQ on the beach for their members.
Purrr – Meetup for lesBian women in The Hague. Your proposal might be their next activity!
Roze Blok – Gay sportsclub in Delft for volleyball and badminton.
Roze Règâhs – The LGBT soccer fanclub of ADO Den Haag. 100% for ADO Den Haag, 100% against homonegativity!
Queer aan Zee – informal meet-up for LGBT+QIAP 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 Café de BieB, Veenkade 7, 2513 EE Den Haag. Café de BieB is smoke free; you can smoke outside on a cosy terrace. We start at 4pm and break up when it feels right. Our saying: ‘A stranger is just a friend you haven’t met yet.’
Stichting Vobis – Vobis Foundation, formerly known as Hindustani Foundation, is for everyone, regardless of nationality, race, culture or sexual orientation. Once a month they organise an evening on sexual and gender diversity.
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.
See for more suggestions for queer friendly activities: www.gaydenhaag.nl.
Where to sing?
De Heksenketel – women’s choir, group of women with a passion for singing.
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.
Liefhertje en De Grote Witte Reus – LhGWR [Stationsweg 137, 2515 BM Den Haag. Phone +31 (0)70 3886585]
Art. Books. Design. Exhibitions. The only place in The Hague where you can buy the queer magazine L’HBTQ.
Normal get’s you nowhere – T-shirts from the heart [Prins Hendrikstraat 74, 2518 HV The Hague. Phone +31 (0)70 ]
In her store Babiche Knaap designs and sells shirts with texts that come from the heart. The shirts are made in small amounts, fair and handprinted.
De Vegetarische Slager [Spui 167 A, 2511 BM The Hague. Phone +31 (0)70 3456764]
The Vegetarian Butcher. Culinary vegetarian enjoyment without meat or fish.
Where to swap?
Bea-Nix [Beatrijsstraat 14, 2531 XE Den Haag. Phone +31 (0)6 46063359]
In this shop, a ‘Weggeefwinkel’ (GiveAwayShop), you can get things for free.
Emmaus Welvaartsresten [Prinsegracht 36, 2512 GA Den Haag. Phone +31 (0)70 3639273.)]
Emmaus is a living and working community. Together they run a charity where they sell the donated prosperity remains. Shop open: Thursday from 19:00 to 21:00 and Saturday from 11:00 to 13:00.
Kringloop Den Haag [De Bruyn Kopsstraat 2a, 2288 EC Rijswijk. Phone +31 (0)70 3351155.]
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.
Terres des Hommes shop [Apeldoornselaan 175, 2573 LG Den Haag (0)70 7620374.]
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.
De Weggeefwinkel [Verhulstplein 17, 2517 SC Den Haag. Phone +31 (0)6 81718439 (Ron, English)]
All for free! Open: each Wednesday from 13.00 to 17.00, 1st Saturday of the month from 13.00 to 17.00.
Where to swim?
Gay, heterofriendly, swimming club. Has professional trainers. Swimming on Tue, Wed, Fri and Sun in district Bezuidenhout, Scheveningen, and Ypenburg. Organises social activities like BBQ on the beach for their members.
There are several beaches in The Hague. Some of them are specially meant for nudists.
If you’re looking for a nudist beach for gay and bisexual men, or men having sex with men, the most popular for LGBTQ+ people is ‘Meijendel’ behind Noorderstrand. Ride a bike uphill into Parking Het Zwarte Pad, to the end of it; the last exit to the beach. Park your bike and walk to the beach. Downstairs left is beachhouse Het Puntje, where LGBTQ+ people love to meet. If you walk to the right, you’ll find the crowded the nudist beach for men.
Where to cruise?
BDSM-jongeren [Thomsonlaan 107, 2565 HZ Den Haag. Email firstname.lastname@example.org]
Playparties for youngsters aged 18-35 interested in bdsm in Club Ron.
Club Ron [Thomsonlaan 107, 2565 HZ Den Haag. Phone +31 (0)70 310 67 65 or +31 (0)6 30507760.]
Place for wild parties and orgies.
CLOSED – Sauna Blue River [Valkenboslaan 181-191, 2563 CT Den Haag. Phone +31 (0)70 3646407]
Men only. Relaxation in luxurious atmosphere. Relax from daily stress. Monday and Tuesday 17.00 – 23.00, Thursday to Sunday 14.00 – 23.00. Closed on Wednesdays. For young guys up to 25 years there is a discount price.
Sauna Fides [Veenkade 20, 2513 BG Den Haag. Phone +31 (0)703463903]
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. Phone +31 (0)6 21856353]
Cruising bar. Themes like nudist, underwear, sportswear, and other fetishes.
The Dating Place [Laan van Meerdervoort 506, 2563 Den Haag. Phone +31 (0)6 34572573]
Gay and bisexual men only parties. Barebacking prohibited.
If you are a man who wants to have sex with other men via cruising in public places in an anonymous way, here are some places in The Hague where you can find men who’d like the same: Haagse Bos (Leidsestraatweg, nearby NS-station Den Haag Centraal), Scheveningse Bosjes (Doctor Aletta Jacobsweg), Meer en Bos (between Laan van Meerdervoort and the sea) en Het Zuiderpark.