Gluten-free in The Hague, the Netherlands
Last updated: February 2023
The Hague (Den Haag) is a city on the North Sea coast of the western Netherlands and is the capital of the province of South Holland. With a population of over half a million, it is the third-largest city in the Netherlands, after Amsterdam and Rotterdam.
The government of the Netherlands is run from the historic Binnenhof. Besides, the King’s office palace can be found in The Hague on the Noordeinde. The Hague has some great culture to offer with art museums, monuments and more. Do you like shopping? The Hague has some great stores and boutiques. Also don’t forget to plan a day at the beach in Scheveningen.
From The Hague it’s only a 30 km drive to Gouda which is great for a day-trip. Read my gluten-free guide about Gouda!
Whether you are looking for a classy Michelin star restaurants or fresh fish from the harbor in Scheveningen, it can all be found in this beautiful city. The Hague is a multicultural city with lots of international influences. The Plein and Grote Markt squares have great restaurants, coffee houses and eateries. Also some vibrant night clubs can be found in this area.
At all you can eat restaurant Sumo the menu has listed it allergens. Also gluten-free soy sauce is available if you ask the staff for it. In the past also some grilled fish and meat was marked as gluten-free however this has been changed and only sushi is now available gluten-free . Nevertheless there is still enough to choose from.
Every round you are allowed to pick five dishes from the list. Five rounds are available but so far we never made it to the fifth round cause we were to stuffed already. Dishes which are ind the end are ordered to much are charged to protect food waste. Of course you can give the staff feedback if a dish is not to your taste and you will not be charged for it.
The prices for all you can dine (Monday-Wednesday 28.30€ / Thursday-Sunday 29,80€) and all you can lunch (20.10€) are fixed. Sashimi (+4,50€ extra) is also on the menu but falls out of the all you can eat options.
I visits Sumo with a big group of friends and was very happy that I got a separate list/tablet where I had to list my orders on. Also these where served separate from the rest with the clear annunciation that this from the gluten-free order.
I ordered different kind of Maki’s (with tuna, salmon, avocado and cucumber) as well as Nigiri’s (with salmon, tuna, shrimp, sea bass and mackerel). Also the Temaki salmon with salmon, avocado and cucumber and the Maki with salmon, avocado and mango sauce was very tasty.
You will find SUMO in Den Haag on Herengracht nº2-6, Den Haag, the Netherlands and a location in Scheveningen at the beach, Palacestraat nº8, Den Haag, the Netherlands. Also check out other locations in the Netherlands.
At Proeflokaal Bregje you can eat deliciously, affordably and for a fixed price. Some dishes are completely gluten-free, others might have an element with gluten, ask the staff by changing it into a gluten free option. A separate allergen menu is also available. Proeflokaal Bregje has multiple locations, read my review about Proeflokaal Bregje in Haastrecht here!
Address: Laan van Meerdervoort nº209, The Hague, The Netherlands. Find other locations in the Netherlands.
Gluten-free in The Hague – Recommendations
Underneath I have listed some restaurants which I haven’t visited yet, but are on my list! I got these reco’s from gluten-free friends, family and followers. As I said – I have not tested these gastronomies myself (so far) and cannot say anything about how it looks here with a possible cross-contamination and whether there is an understanding for celiac disease sufferers. Please do not take it as recommendations, but only as additional options. If you’ve visited any of the restaurants, or if you have another tip, feel free to write me about it in the comments!
- The Welsh Bakestone: for people with celiac disease, The Welsh Bakestone is true heaven. Everything is gluten free because the owner has celiac disease. Whole breads, cakes, sausage rolls and so much more, you can hardly make a choice. Address: Zilverstraat nº102, The Hague, the Netherlands.
- Bagels & Beans: at every Bagels & Beans in The Hague you can get gluten-free bagels and the salads can also be made gluten-free. The staff is well-informed about cross-contamination and paying great attention to separate preparation of dishes. Great for coffee, breakfast, brunch and lunch. Bagels & Beans have multiple locations in the The Hague. Favorite address: Spui nº40, The Hague, the Netherlands. Also check out other locations in the Netherlands.
- Restaurant Zebedeus: Zebedeus is a inviting cosy little restaurant serving delicious food and with clearly marked gluten free options on the menu. Also the option for gluten-free bread. Address: Rond de Grote Kerk nº8, The Hague, the Netherlands.
- Bar & Restaurant Milú: Milu offers tapas style small plates great for sharing and tasting. There are various gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan options clearly marked on the menu. Address: Driehoekjes nº15, The Hague, the Netherlands.
- Pizzeria Il Vesuvio: any pizza from the menu can be served with gluten-free base. They also have lactose-free options and vegan cheese. The owner and staff is informed about celiac disease. Address: Laan van Meerdervoort nº14, The Hague, the Netherlands.
- Café-Restaurant Luden: at Luden almost all dishes can be made gluten-free. They have gluten-free bread, pasta and a separate preparation. Also other allergies (lactose, nuts), vegans and vegetarians have plenty of choice from the menu. Address: Plein nº6-7, The Hague, the Netherlands.
- Brasserie The Beachroom: good gluten-free options on the menu, gluten-free bread on request. Address: Strandweg nº31A, Scheveningen The Hague, the Netherlands.
- ‘t Zusje: delicious tapas with gluten-free options clearly marked on the menu. Address: Gevers Deynootplein nº30, Scheveningen The Hague, the Netherlands. Also check out other locations in the Netherlands.
- Beach pavillion Buiten: multiple gluten-free options on the breakfast (yogurt with gluten-free granola, eggs with breads), lunch (sandwiches made with gluten free bread) and dinner menu. Address: Zwarte Pad nº67, Scheveningen The Hague, the Netherlands.
- De Pier Pannenkoeken: The Pier Pancakes has an extensive menu of pancakes, from a simple pancake with powdered sugar or apple pancake to a savory pancake with vegetables or classic cheese/ham pancake. Gluten-free pancakes are standard on the menu and reservations are only needed during really busy days. The pancakes are prepared in a separate pan and they are well-informed about cross-contamination. Address: Strandweg nº154, Scheveningen The Hague, the Netherlands.
- Bar & Restaurant Suzie Q: Suzie Q offers a great variety of gluten-free tapas. Gluten free options are clearly marked on the menu and the staff takes special care to prepare the food safely and avoid cross contamination. Address: Doctor Lelykade nº33-37, The Hague, the Netherlands.
I cannot guarantee that all restaurants listed above are 100% free of gluten. Always check with the restaurant for cross-contamination and whether there is an understanding for celiac disease sufferers.