<Back to The Hague Homepage

The Hague Classics

Haagsche hopjes

Every city has its particular delicacies and The Hague is no exception. The famous Haagsche Hopje sweet has a typical coffee flavour. New on the market is the Hague Hopjes Cake, a delicious cake with a coffee-caramel flavoured icing. Need we say more?

Herring (and the best herring stand)

At what is probably the country’s most famous herring stand, at the Buitenhof (Outer Court), you can spot ministers, members of parliament and civil servants enjoying herring. Fortunately, the most famous stand, with a view of the Hofvijver (Court Pond), is also one of the best!

Dungelmann kroket

Enjoy the famous Hague croquettes and meatballs at Dungelman, the oldest butcher in the city. In Hoogstraat 34, during the lunch hour you’ll meet young and old, from minister to road worker, who come here to enjoy these two typically Dutch delicacies.

Haagsche Kakker

The solution to the reputed stinginess of the Hague locals (such as the notorious Hague cup of coffee) is probably the Haagsche Kakker. In order to prove that The Hague is primarily royal the inhabitants of The Hague requested master bakers to bake generously filled current buns using the finest currants, almonds, honey, cinnamon and marzipan. Et voilà: the Haagsche Kakker was born.

De Graaff cigars

Besides a wide range of (home-rolled) cigars, warehouse De Graaff in Heulstraat (located beside another classic: Indonesian restaurant Garoeda) sells its own brand of chocolate. The unique thing about this chocolate is its high cocoa and low sugar content. Since 1928, the best seller at The Hague’s definitive specialist cigar store has been the Dutch cigar, but Havannas are also sold regularly. De Graaff is renowned throughout the political and parliamentary echelons of The Hague. Customers include artists, actors, writers and a large percentage of The Hague’s upper and middle classes. HRH Prince Berhard and Sir Winston Churchill also frequented the Hague-based cigar shop and savoured the rich aroma of tobacco in this unique establishment.

Heulstraat 34

You may also be Interestd in

Discover a wealth of information on travelling by Motorhome, Caravan or Boat when planning your holiday or trip of a lifetime

Motorhome Guide

Discover the best places to travel in your Motorhome

Find locations to travel in your motorhome as well as all other Motorhome related informtion

Browse Here

Caravan Guide

Discover the best places to travel in your Caravan

Find many locations to travel in your Caravan as well as all other Caravan related informtion here

Browse Here

Baoting Guide

Discover the best places to travel in your Caravan

Find Information on buying boats, taking care of your boat and all boating related information

Browse Here

Discover More

Amazing Destinations

Discover other amazing places to visit from all around the world. Why not create a bucket list and cross them off as you visit. Which of these would be on your list?

Discover More

Promoted Adverts

Which ever way you wish to travel, do it with style!