Theatre festival De Parade
In The Hague, the Westbroekpark is transformed every summer into a temporary cultural street with theater tents, fountain tents and even a nostalgic merry-go-round.
This year you need to buy tickets online for De Parade.
Sunday to Thursday: 2 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Friday and Saturday: 2 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Exceptions: Friday 5 July the Parade opens at 6 p.m
Food and drink
You can choose between a dinner package or a Late Night package. Or both if you prefer to stay longer at De Parade and want to see more performances, or if you can't choose ;). In addition, you can also choose from an extensive or a somewhat simpler dinner or later in the evening just a drink and a tasty snack.
Westbroekpark is one of the most beautiful parks in The Hague. The park has large playing fields, ponds and waterways. The detached groups of trees and the picturesque vistas make it reminiscent of an English park. Westbroekpark is best known for its beautiful rose garden: the International Rosarium, which was built in 1960. Here, 20,000 rose bushes bloom on about 300 beds between June and the end of October. They are the newest varieties that are bred by growers from all over the world and are sent in voluntarily. A Wokrestaurant and the Waterkant tea room are located in the Westbroekpark.
The Westbroekpark is located in the Scheveningen district. The park is easily accessible by car, public transport and bicycle. The main entrance to the Westbroekpark is on the Kapelweg. A bicycle shed is available here. There is also an entrance to the park on Cremerweg. The Westbroekpark is easily accessible from the center with tram 9 in the direction of Scheveningen. Bus 21 also runs along Westbroekpark towards the seaside resort of The Hague.
By car, follow the signs for Scheveningen Bad from the highway until you arrive at the Nieuwe Parklaan. You reach the main entrance via the Nieuwe Duinweg side street. Parking is available at Kapelweg.
Parade Boat Tours
Since the summer of 2009, the Willemsvaart has been organizing the Parade Boat Tours to the Parade in the Westbroekpark. Every hour (2.00 pm the first, 6.00 pm the last) the Paradevaartjes sail from Prinsessegracht 4 (mooring place at Central Station) to the Parade. On July 5, the sailings start at 5 p.m. At 10.30pm, 11.30pm, 12.30am and 1.30am the boat returns from the Parade (Cremerbrug) to the city.
A single ticket costs € 4.50 and a return ticket costs € 8.00. please book in advance via
Dates and Times
Friday 1 July 14:00
Saturday 2 July 14:00
Sunday 3 July 14:00
Tuesday 5 July 18:00
Wednesday 6 July 14:00
Thursday 7 July 14:00
Friday 8 July 14:00
Saturday 9 July 14:00
Sunday 10 July 14:00
Monday 11 July 14:00
Tuesday 12 July 14:00
Wednesday 13 July 14:00
Thursday 14 July 14:00
Friday 15 July 14:00
Saturday 16 July 14:00
Sunday 17 July 14:00