Free time activities for Ukrainian refugees

There is a lot to do in The Hague. On this page you will find information about sports, swimming pools, libraries, children's farms, museums and events.

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Until 21 August there are many activities being organised for children between the ages of 4 and 16 years in The Hague's different neighbourhoods. Look at the overview at


More information about sports in The Hague can be found in Dutch on Sociale Kaart Den Haag and Do you have questions about doing sports? Send an email to

You can also take part in free street sports for young people at various locations in the city. Look at the activities and times under Streetsport (

Swimming and beach

Would you like to swim in an indoor pool? Look at all of the locations and opening hours of The Hague's swimming pools.

The Hague has 11 kilometres of beach. Warning: swimming in the sea is wonderful, but there are also risks. The wind and current often make the sea unpredictable. Read more information and beach safety tips on the page Practical information Scheveningen and Kijkduin.


In The Hague there are 15 libraries you can go inside for free. Look at the locations and opening hours.

  • All of the libraries have areas where you can read a book, magazine or newspaper.

  • All of the libraries have Wi-Fi hotspots which you can use for free internet.

  • For global news and information you can use free PressReader PCs in all of the libraries. You can then read newspapers and magazines from 100 countries. With a special app you can also read newspapers for 7 days outside of the library.

Children's farms

In The Hague you can visit a children's farm for free. Look at the page City farms in The Hague.

Museums and events

Look at for more information about museums and events in The Hague.


The Ooievaarspas is a reduction card for residents of The Hague with a low income. The card provides a discount on all kinds of sports and cultural activities. Such as contribution, membership and entrance fees.

The municipality will send your Ooievaarspas to the address of your shelter.

Read more information on the website of the Ooievaarspas (in English and Ukrainian).

Also see: Ukraine

Published: 28 April 2022Modified: 27 September 2022