5 Best Restaurants in The Hague, Netherlands

't Goude Hooft


Magnificently dating to 1423 but rebuilt in 1660, the oldest restaurant in The Hague has a well-preserved interior redolent of the Dutch Golden Age, complete with wood-beamed ceilings. The furniture is more contemporary, but it's nonetheless an impressive setting for a light lunch, a platter of bitterballen to wash down a cold beer, or a hearty surf-and-turfy dinner, or beef stew.

Dagelijkse Groenmarkt 13, The Hague, 2511 AL, Netherlands
Known For
  • historical ambience
  • a terrace with a prime location for people-watching
  • weekly changing steak dishes
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted

Bodega de Posthoorn

$ | Centrum
To enjoy a light meal in an elegant café that can trace its origins back to the days of stagecoaches, a visit here is a must. The leafy terrace is particularly appealing.
Lange Voorhout 39a, The Hague, 2514 EC, Netherlands
Known For
  • relaxed vibe
  • simple but delicious food
  • European dishes with Indonesian influences
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Mon.

Dudok Brasserie


Dudok—with its vast granite-and-metal interior that looks like a cross between a 1930s railway station and an ultracontemporary factory—is a great place for people-of-every-stripe-watching: politicians debating over a beer, fashionistas toying with their carpaccio salads, and pensioners tucking into an afternoon tea of cream cakes and salmon sandwiches. The menu combines international dishes—steaks, grilled chicken—with traditional Dutch fare such as mustard soup (surprisingly mild and flavorsome) and sausage with cabbage.

Hofweg 1a, The Hague, 2511 AA, Netherlands
Known For
  • hip atmosphere
  • good-value eats
  • popular outdoor terrace
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted

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Jamey Bennett

$$ | Centrum
Modern chic exposed brickwork, parquet floors, and funky designer furnishings set the scene at this cozy eatery—which takes its name from a Welsh spy who worked for British intelligence during the Cold War—within a stone's throw of the Hofvijver lake. Rolls and salads at lunchtime segue effortlessly, via high tea, into an eclectic dinner menu that plucks influences from both the Far East and the Mediterranean.


$ | Centrum
This chic, modern café not only serves to-die-for homemade cakes and pastries, it also offers a globally influenced brunch menu that ranges from Turkish eggs to falafel—via blueberry pancakes.
Prinsestraat 25, The Hague, 2513 CA, Netherlands
Known For
  • vegetarian and vegan friendly
  • fresh-brewed coffee
  • homemade flatbreads
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: No dinner