Address and opening hours

Visiting address

Prins Willem-Alexanderhof 5
2595 BE The Hague

The main entrance is through the revolving doors under the white letters ‘KB’.

Telephone number

  • Telephone number: +31 (0)70 314 09 11

You can reach us by phone on Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Or you can send us your question online using the contact form (link soon available).

Postal address

Postbus 90407
2509 LK Den Haag

Opening hours

General reading room

  • Monday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Special collections reading room

Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m

Special opening hours:

  • Monday 1 January 2024 (New year's day): closed
  • Thursday 11 January 2024: closed from 16.00
  • Monday 1 April 2024 (Easter Monday): closed
  • Saturday 27 April 2024 (King's Day): closed
  • Thursday 9 May 2024 (Ascension Day): closed
  • Monday 20 May 2024 (Pentecost Monday): closed
  • Tuesday 2 July 2024: closed from 12.00
  • Tuesday 24 December 2024 (Christmas eve): closed from 15.00
  • Wednesday 25 December 2024 (Christmas day): closed
  • Thursday 26 December 2024 (Boxing day): closed
  • Thursday 31 December 2024 (New year's eve): closed from 15.00
  • Friday 1 January 2025 (New year's day): closed

 

Admission

You can only access the KB reading rooms if you have a membership pass or reading room pass. These passes are available from the counter inside the KB. Don’t forget to bring proof of your identity. You can also apply for membership in advance online.

 

Routes to the KB

By car

As a visitor, you will have to pay to park close to the KB. You can park in the Q-Park CS New Babylon car park, for example. Directions to this car park from the A12:

  1. Follow the A12 into The Hague. The last section of the A12 is called Utrechtsebaan.
  2. Take junction 2 in the direction of ‘Centraal Station/Centrum-Zuid’.
  3. Follow the road to Prins Clauslaan.
  4. Turn left into Bezuidenhoutseweg.
  5. Go left into Pr. Irenestraat.

The car park is a 3-minute walk from our main entrance. Turn right and walk to the end of Pr. Irenestraat, then carry on to your left along Pr. Irenepad. The main entrance is through the revolving doors under the white letters ‘KB’.

This car park has parking space for the disabled people.

Coming by train, tram, bus or metro

The KB is close to Den Haag Centraal station. You can walk to the KB in just a few minutes:

  1. Leave Den Haag Centraal station through the exit next to Albert Heijn supermarket. You are now on Anna van Buerenplein.
  2. Cross Anna van Buerenplein diagonally to your right, until you reach the National Archive.
  3. Turn left.
  4. Follow the footpath until you see the main entrance to the KB on your right. The main entrance is through the revolving doors under the white letters ‘KB’.

 

By bike

You can bike along Theresiastraat right up to the main entrance of the KB.

You can leave your bike in one of the covered bike sheds next to the main entrance. They are available during opening hours of the KB and the Letterkundig Museum.

There is also a large, secure bike facility next to the station: Biesieklette Anna van Buerenstraat. This facility is free of charge and just a short walk from the KB.