Areas with a ban on alcohol, soft drugs and begging

Activities which can cause nuisance are banned in parts of the city. These include the use of soft drugs, consumption of alcohol and begging on the street.

The Municipal Executive designates the areas in the city where a ban is in effect each year. It also takes measures in the areas to combat nuisance.

It is not permitted to consume alcohol or use soft drugs in public areas with a ban. It is also not permitted to carry or possess alcohol in open bottles, cans and other containers in these areas.

Banned in the whole city

The following things are not permitted in the entire city of The Hague:

  • The use of soft drugs within a 50-metre radius around schools and schoolyards.
  • Begging within 3 metres of the entrance or exit of a building or property.
  • Begging with a 50-metre radius around schools, cemeteries and places of worship.

Banned in parts of the city

  • Map of Centrum district

    Areas with a ban on soft drugs

    The following streets and the streets in between: Lekstraat, Rijnstraat, Bezuidenhoutseweg, Prinsessegracht, Koninginnegracht, Doctor Aletta Jacobsweg, Kerkhoflaan, Ary van der Spuyweg, Scheveningseweg, Carnegielaan, Laan van Meerdervoort, Koningin Emmakade, Noord-West Buitensingel, Loosduinseweg, De la Reyweg, Troelstrakade, Fruitweg, Parallelweg, Stationsplein, Rijswijkseplein, Schenkviaduct, Weteringkade.

    Areas with a ban on alcohol

    The following streets and the streets in between: Lekstraat, Rijnstraat, Bezuidenhoutseweg, Prinsessegracht, Koninginnegracht, Doctor Aletta Jacobsweg, Kerkhoflaan, Ary van der Spuyweg, Scheveningseweg, Carnegielaan, Laan van Meerdervoort, Koningin Emmakade, Noord-West Buitensingel, Loosduinseweg, De la Reyweg, Troelstrakade, Fruitweg, Parallelweg, Stationsplein, Rijswijkseplein, Schenkviaduct, Weteringkade.

    Areas with a ban on begging

    The following streets and the streets in between: Lekstraat, Rijnstraat, Bezuidenhoutseweg, Prinsessegracht, Koninginnegracht, Doctor Aletta Jacobsweg, Kerkhoflaan, Ary van der Spuyweg, Scheveningseweg, Carnegielaan, Laan van Meerdervoort, Koningin Emmakade, Noord-West Buitensingel, Loosduinseweg, De la Reyweg, Troelstrakade, Fruitweg, Parallelweg, Stationsplein, Rijswijkseplein, Schenkviaduct, Weteringkade.

  • Map of Escamp district

    Areas with a ban on alcohol

    • Leyenburg: The following streets and the streets in between: Dedemsvaartweg, Erasmusweg, Moerweg, Soestdijksekade, Volendamlaan, Leyweg, Escamplaan excluding Zuiderpark.
    • Heeswijkplein: The following streets and the streets in between: Troelstrakade, Assumburgweg, Guntersteinweg, Middachtenweg, Moerweg.
    • Rustenburg/Oostbroek: The following streets and the streets in between: Loosduinsekade, De La Reyweg en Soestdijksekade, including the Veluweplein, Soestdijkseplein.
    • Bouwlust/Vrederust: The following streets and the streets in between: Meppelweg, Dedemsvaartweg, Erasmusweg, Beresteinlaan.

    Areas with a ban on begging

    • De Stede shopping centre and Bouwlust/Vrederust: the following streets and the streets in between: Meppelweg, Dedemsvaartweg, Erasmusweg, Beresteinlaan.
    • Leyweg shopping centre: the following streets and the streets in between: Dedemsvaartweg, Meppelweg, Loevesteinlaan, Erasmusweg.
    • Map of Haagse Hout district

      Areas with a ban on alcohol

      Central Station: The following streets and the streets in between: Zuid Hollandlaan, Boslaan, Prins Clauslaan, Prins Bernardviaduct including Central Station, Rijnstraat, Bezuidenhoutseweg, Prinsessegracht, Korte Voorhout, Koningskade.

    • Map of Laak district

      Areas with a ban on alcohol

      • St. Barbaraweg/Vestaweg/Binckhorstlaan: The following streets and the streets in between: Mercuriusweg, Binckhorstlaan, Trekvlietplein, Plutostraat, Meteoorstraat and Poolsterstraat.
      • Goeverneurplein/Jonckbloetplein/Lorentzplein/Wenckebachstraat: the following streets and the streets in between: Goeverneurplein, Jonckbloetplein, Goeverneurlaan, Lorentzplein, Jan van der Heijdenstraat, Rijswijkseweg and Van Musschenbroekstraat.
      • Green strip of Laakkade: the following streets and the streets in between: Laakkade, Rijswijkseweg, Laakweg, Neherkade, Rijswijkseweg.
      • Vliethage: the following streets and the streets in between: Van Leeuwenhoekstraat, Boerhaavestraat, Bontekoestraat and Rijswijkseweg.

      Areas with a ban on begging

      Laakkwartier and Spoorwijk: the following streets and the streets in between: Waldorpstraat, Hildebrandstraat, Schimmelweg, Sinjeur Semeynsweg, Jan van Beersstraat, Paets van Troostwijkstraat and Rijswijkseweg

    • Map of Leidschenveen-Ypenburg

      Areas with a ban on alcohol

      ADO stadium: the following streets and the streets in between: Nieuweveensepad, Laan van Leidschenveen, Donau, Tiber, Taag (in a straight line from the A4) and the shoulder of the A4 by the Prins Clausplein on the days a match is taking place in the stadium.

    • Map of Loosduinen district

      Areas with a ban on alcohol

      Loosduinen shopping street and area: the following streets and the streets in between: Symfoniestraat from the intersection with the Ouverturestraat, Arnold Spoelplein, Lisztstraat, Loosduinse Hoofdstraat, Luxemburgstraat, Laurenburgstraat, Viandenstraat, Mecklenburgplein, Oranjewoutstraat, Willem III straat, Loosduinse Uitleg across the car park to the Ouverturestraat, Ouverturestraat to the intersection with the Symfoniestraat.

      Areas with a ban on begging

      Loosduinen shopping street and area: the following streets and the streets in between: Symfoniestraat from the intersection with the Ouverturestraat, Arnold Spoelplein, Lisztstraat, Loosduinse Hoofdstraat, Luxemburgstraat, Laurenburgstraat, Viandenstraat, Mecklenburgplein, Oranjewoutstraat, Willem III straat, Loosduinse Uitleg across the car park to the Ouverturestraat, Ouverturestraat to the intersection with the Symfoniestraat.
      The following streets and the streets in between: Lozerlaan, Meppelweg, Dedemsvaartweg, Escamplaan, Margaretha van Hennebergweg, Q.A. Nederpelstraat and Dekkershoek.

    • Coast, old Scheveningen, Duindorp

      Map of Scheveningen district

      Areas with a ban on soft drugs

      • The coast: the following streets and the streets in between: Northern side of the harbour inlet, Strandweg, Gevers Deynootweg, Adriaan Maasplein, the entire Zeekant, Rederserf, including the Pier, Zwarte Pad.
      • Area around Zuiderstrandtheater: the following streets and the streets in between: Southern side of the harbour inlet, Houtrustweg to Zeezwaluwstraat, Kranenburgweg, Boeistraat.

      Areas with a ban on alcohol

      • The coast: the following streets and the streets in between: Northern side of the harbour inlet, Strandweg, Gevers Deynootweg, Adriaan Maasplein, Zeekant, Rederserf, including the Pier, Zwarte Pad.
      • Areas around Zuiderstrandtheater: the following streets and the streets in between: Southern side of the harbour inlet, Houtrustweg to Zeezwaluwstraat, Kranenburgweg, Boeistraat.
      • Tesselseplein: the Tesselseplein and everything within a 50-metre radius.
      • Haringkade: the following streets and the streets in between: Badhuiskade, Havenkade, Neptunusstraat, Seinpoststraat, Rijslag, Nieuwe Duinweg and Haringkade.

      Other parts of Scheveningen

      Areas with a ban on alcohol

      • Eline Vere Park: the following streets and the streets in between: Carnegielaan/Groot Hertoginnelaan and Alexander Gogelweg.
      • Amsterdamsestraat/Bosschestraat/Gentsestraat: the following streets and the streets in between: Amsterdamsestraat, Bosschestraat and Gentsestraat.
    • Map of Segbroek district

      Areas with a ban on soft drugs

      • Bloemenbuurt/Vogelwijk, Rode Kruisplantsoen and Westwood and area: the following streets and the streets in between: Houtrustweg, Segbroeklaan, Irisstraat, Goudsbloemlaan, Sportlaan, Houtrustlaan, Laan van Poot.
      • Heesterbuurt and area around Mient children's farm and Moerbeiplein, Regentesse- en Valkenboskwartier: the following streets and the streets in between: Laan van Meerdervoort, Waldeck Pyrmontkade, Loosduinsekade, Loosduinseweg, Laan van Eik en Duinen, Mient, Moerbeiplein.

      Areas with a ban on alcohol

      • The following streets and the streets in between: Waldeck Pyrmontkade, Laan van Meerdervoort, Laan van Eik en Duinen, Vlierboomstraat, Moerbeiplein, Mient, Laan van Eik en Duinen, Loosduinseweg and Loosduinsekade.
      • Bloemenbuurt/Vogelwijk, Rode Kruisplantsoen and Westwood and area: the following streets and the streets in between: Houtrustweg, Segbroeklaan, Irisstraat, Goudsbloemlaan, Sportlaan, Houtrustlaan, Laan van Poot.

    Report a problem

    Have you experienced problems caused by alcohol, drug use or begging? Report it to the police on tel. 0900 - 88 44.

    Also see: Algemene Plaatselijke Verordening

    Published: 25 October 2021Modified: 27 May 2022