The biggest pop venue in The Hague has a new adaptable pop and rock concert hall behind a classic exterior. The Paard van Troje (Trojan Horse) can handle 1100 visitors in the main venue and a cosy 300 in the smaller hall. The Netherlands National Trust for Historic Buildings protected one of the two buildings that form the centre, while the other building had only its authentic facade left. By removing the old construction behind the historic facade, a complicated problem of space and acoustics could be solved efficiently: the small concert hall was positioned directly behind the historic facade while the large concert hall was constructed on the backside of the two buildings and is also reachable through an adjacent street. The Paard van Troje is known for its eclectic programming featuring: Pop, Rock Hiphop, Jazz, Blues, Americana, world-music, stand-up comedy and dancing.…sometimes even on the same evening.
The opening hours depend on the performance program of the evening. The ticket office is opened form Monday to Friday, 12:00 – 17:00 h. and at the night itself.
How to get there?
Public transport: From train station Hollands Spoor take tram 16, stop at ‘Centrum’, 5 minutes walking. From Central train Station take tram 2, 3 or 6 with direction centrum. These trams stop in the tramtunnel (also by OMA), stop at ‘Grote Markt’, directly in front of the Paard van Troje.
Car park: parking ‘Texaco’, Jan Hendrikstraat, open 24/7, 100 m walking; parking Torenstraat, 200 m walking; Q-park, under the tramtunnel, 50 m walking.