Sports in The Hague

Doing sports and exercise is fun and healthy. You can go to many different spots in The Hague. At sports clubs, in sports halls, swimming pools and parks. But also on the beach and in the dunes.

From 13 November 2021 there are new coronavirus measures for sports.

  • Spectators are not allowed at professional or amateur sports events or practices.
  • A coronavirus entry pass and a valid form of ID are required in sports halls and swimming pools. This applies to participants and spectators 18 years and older.
  • A coronavirus entry pass is only required indoors at sports parks (including sports canteens and clubhouses) and for the outside terrace.
  • There is an exception for people who have to be present and for volunteers. They do not need to show a coronavirus entry pass. This includes trainers, coaches, leaders, maintenance workers and all volunteers.
  • A coronavirus entry pass is required for the canteen and the outdoor terrace for people 18 years and older. An assigned seat is required. It is possible to get food and drinks at a pick-up point without a coronavirus entry pass. A face mask is then required.
  • The rules for events apply to sports matches and competitions and professional sporting events, such as paid football. You can find all of the rules for sports on the website of the Dutch government.

Free sports for young people

Children and young people may join sports activities in The Hague free of charge. Coaches from Street sports are offering their activities outside or online. Look at the complete programme on the website of SWSDH or Instagram.

Go Go Den Haag

Many people have become less active because of the coronavirus, also in The Hague. Doing sports is so good for our health and well-being and for making contact with other people. This is the reason why the municipality has launched the Go Go Den Haag project. The project is meant to get residents up and moving again after the coronavirus crisis. The municipality is also offering extra support to sports providers in the city. You can find information about sports activities and support for sports providers on the website of Go Go Den Haag.

Published: 5 November 2021Modified: 13 November 2021