Rewire is closing in. You got the tickets but have not booked your travel and accommodation. No worries, we gathered some tips on how to get to The Hague, where to stay and how to share your tips with other Rewire visitors. A piece of unsolicited advice: book in time. Especially during the Easter weekend, the city’s hotels are in demand and filling up fast.
The Hague has always been Rewire’s hometown with plenty of activities to do, while you eagerly await the start of a new Rewire day. And no one better to answer your questions on where to stay, eat, drink or visit, than other Rewire veterans. In order to connect you with fellow Rewire visitors we set up a Discord community where you can post your The Hague tips, favorite concerts, or hidden gems on the line-up.
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Trains run throughout the day to Den Haag Central Station and/or Den Haag Holland Spoor. After midnight, trains will only run every hour from Den Haag HS. This train will connect you to Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam, Leiden, and Schiphol.
Purchased train tickets are valid from 0.00 AM on the date of travel until 04.00 AM on the following morning. To travel with NS (the Dutch Railways) you can either buy a single-use chipcard or an OV-chipkaart at the ticket machine (note: the OV-chipkaart can also be used to travel with public transport in The Hague and most notably to hire a useful OV-bike at the NS station for just €4.45 a day).
From Schiphol Airport
The Schiphol train station is situated directly below the airport. To travel with NS (the Dutch Railways) you can either buy a single-use chipcard or an OV-chipkaart at the ticket machine (note: the OV-chipkaart – roughly translated as the ‘public transport chip-card’ – can also be used to travel with public transport in The Hague).
During the daytime, a direct train will leave towards either Den Haag Centraal or Den Haag Hollands Spoor (HS) about four times an hour. This train takes thirty minutes to bring you to The Hague. During the nighttime (after approximately 01:00 AM) you can easily take the night train, which will leave once an hour. This train will only bring you directly to Den Haag Hollands Spoor (HS).
To check the actual arrival and/or departure schedule, please visit the NS-website.
Please note that the city centre of The Hague is pedestrian-friendly and therefore car traffic is restricted in the city centre. In addition, parking is not cheap. From ecological grounds, and for your convenience, we advise our visitors to use the extensive and well-functioning public transport network.
If travelling by car is a necessity for you, these are the car parks with the best location:
Central to Festival: Grote Markt
Nearby Festival: Stadhuis
Nearby Centre: City Parking
Close to the most expensive hotel in The Hague, but for 1/10th of the price. Situated in the most beautiful part of The Hague, close to the Governmental centre. It takes about 12 minutes to get to the venues.
Ibis Den Haag City Centre
Mid-center, near the big market area with lots of cafes. Ibis offers comfortable mid-priced rooms. It takes about 2 minutes to get to the venues.
Holiday Inn Express
The Holiday Inn Express is located only a stone’s throw away from The Hague’s historical centre and Central station. An excellent place to discover the city before lunch and head to the festival grounds after. Holiday Inn Express is a 15-minute walk from our venues.
Boutique Hotel Corona
Right near one of the most beautiful squares in The Hague - Buitenhof - you will find Boutique Hotel Corona. An excellent place to stay to discover the city’s history and Rewire’s line-up.
Hotel Hague Center
The hotel offers everything you need during your stay. And more importantly, a big roof terrace to enjoy your morning coffee to start your Rewire day.
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