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Best Markets in The Hague

What are the best markets in The Hague? In this article we highlight the best markets in The Hague.
|-Best Markets in The Hague

The Hague, with its international community and vibrant local culture, offers a variety of markets that cater to the tastes and needs of expats and digital nomads alike. Whether you’re looking for fresh produce, unique crafts, or vintage clothing, The Hague’s markets are bustling hubs of activity where you can find almost anything. Here are some of the best markets in The Hague that you should definitely check out during your stay.

Haagse Markt

Location: Herman Costerstraat, The Hague
Type of Market: General Market
Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 9:00-17:00

The Haagse Markt is one of the largest outdoor markets in Europe, offering a diverse range of products from fresh produce to clothing and electronics. With over 500 stalls, this multicultural market provides a glimpse into the city’s international heart, where you can find goods from all around the world.

We Recommend: Try the Dutch herring or freshly made stroopwafels for a taste of local flavors, or browse the extensive selection of exotic spices that can add a new dimension to your cooking.

Antique and Book Market

Location: Lange Voorhout, The Hague
Type of Market: Antique and Book Market
Open: Thursdays and Sundays, May through September, 10:00-18:00

Set in the elegant Lange Voorhout, this market is a paradise for lovers of antiques, curiosities, and books. The tree-lined avenue becomes a treasure trove where you can spend hours browsing through historical artifacts, vintage jewelry, and second-hand books.

We Recommend: Look out for rare books and unique art pieces that can serve as memorable souvenirs or gifts.

De Pier Market

Location: Strandweg, Scheveningen (The Hague’s beach district)
Type of Market: Craft and Food Market
Open: Weekends, 11:00-19:00

Located on the iconic Scheveningen Pier, this market offers a delightful mix of crafts, jewelry, and delicious food with a stunning sea view. It’s a perfect spot to enjoy a leisurely stroll and shop for unique handmade items.

We Recommend: Sample the freshly smoked fish or indulge in some Dutch pancakes while taking in the panoramic views of the North Sea.


Location: Prins Hendrikplein, The Hague
Type of Market: Organic Farmers Market
Open: Thursdays, 11:00-18:00

The Zeeheldenmarkt is a charming organic market located in the Zeeheldenkwartier neighborhood. It’s a great place to find organic produce, artisanal bread, and dairy products. The market is also known for its friendly atmosphere and community feel.

We Recommend: Don’t miss the opportunity to try some organic Dutch cheese or the homemade jams and chutneys that are full of flavor.

Fahrenheitstraat Market

Location: Fahrenheitstraat, The Hague
Type of Market: Neighborhood Market
Open: Thursdays, 09:00-17:00

This local market in the Fahrenheitstraat area is a smaller, more intimate affair where you can mingle with residents and enjoy a relaxed shopping experience. It’s a great place to pick up fresh flowers, quality meats, and a variety of cheeses.

We Recommend: Look for the artisanal bread and pastries, which are perfect for a delightful breakfast or a picnic in one of The Hague’s many parks.

The Hague’s Christmas Market

Location: Lange Voorhout, The Hague
Type of Market: Seasonal Christmas Market
Open: Specific dates in December, check local listings for current year

During the festive season, The Hague transforms Lange Voorhout into a magical Christmas market. With twinkling lights, festive decorations, and a variety of stalls selling Christmas gifts, decorations, and seasonal treats, it’s a must-visit for anyone in The Hague during December.

We Recommend: Warm up with a cup of mulled wine or hot chocolate as you browse the stalls for unique Christmas gifts and decorations.

Farmers Market Hofplaats

Location: Hofplaats, The Hague
Type of Market: Farmers Market
Open: Wednesdays, 09:00-18:00

Located in the heart of the city, the Farmers Market Hofplaats is a weekly event where local farmers and producers sell their fresh and organic products. It’s a great place to support local agriculture and enjoy high-quality, sustainable goods.

We Recommend: Try the organic honey and the selection of locally produced fruits and vegetables for a true taste of the region’s bounty.

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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