The Hague is a great place for shopping. Set amongst The Hague’s ancient streets, you will find many shops ranging from upmarket boutiques to high street shops, art galleries, antiques and interior design stores. All the shops in the city centre and Scheveningen are open every Sunday.
Grote Marktstraat is home to the main department stores, from the upscale Bijenkorf with its designer labels and in-store cafés, to the more practical HEMA where Dutch design meets everyday objects at an affordable price. V&D offers everything from kitchenware, cosmetics and clothes to luggage, lamps and lunch. MediaMarkt offers a wide range of home electronics on three floors. Most recently Marks & Spencers opened its doors.
The Spuistraat and Vlamingstraat form the heart of the city centre with a multitude of popular fashion, footwear and specialty stores. For more exclusive fashion, the Haagsche Bluf comes highly recommended. Behind the beautiful facades of the historical buildings you will find some of the best fashion specialty shops, a spa, and you can enjoy a real Italian espresso next to the fountain or even live music on a lazy Saturday afternoon.
The Hofkwartier, situated between the Grote Kerk and Palace Noordeinde, is the oldest part of the city centre and is full of galleries, specialty shops, cosy bars and restaurants and historic charm. Hoogstraat, Molenstraat and Plaats are the centre of haute couture, exclusive shoe shops and jewellery establishments. The Passage is an entirely restored shopping arcade with a great selection of small boutiques and special interest shops.
The Hague also has the largest market in Europe: De Haagse Markt (The Hague Market). It has a varied offer of multicultural products and all kinds food such but also clothes and jewellery. The market is open on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday between 8.00 and 17.00. You can find The Hague Market in the Herman Costerstraat between the Hobbemaplein and the Hoefkade.