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The Hague: Old City Private Walking Tour

1. The Hague: Old City Private Walking Tour

Experience the regal manners of the Dutch capital on a private 2-hour walking tour of The Hague, and see royal palaces and handsome administrative buildings with long and interesting histories. From the old hunting residence of the Counts of Holland, built by Count Floris IV in 1230, The Hague has developed over the centuries from a wealthy village (called the most beautiful and richest in Europe by the 16th-century Italian travel writer Lodovico Guicciardini) to a place of grandeur and the seat of the Dutch government and parliament. As you explore the sights, including the historic Binnenhof complex of buildings built in the 13th century, learn the hidden history of the city. Hear how Emperor Charles V gave the command to plant 4 rows of lime trees in the Voorhout, and learn about the dramatic decapitation of Van Oldenbarnevelt, as well as the assassination of the De Witt brothers. Along the route you will pass a series of former and current royal palaces, including the Noordeinde Palace, the “working palace” for the present King Willem-Alexander.

The Hague: City Center Walking Tour

2. The Hague: City Center Walking Tour

Discover the open-minded, creative, and modern city of The Hague with an expert guide. Learn more about the rich history of the city and its role within the history of The Netherlands and Europe. Also, get insider tips on modern attractions and local hotspots. Trace the origins of the city's open-minded culture by seeing a variety of sites and famous buildings throughout the city center. Discover the government buildings of the Binnenhof, including one of the oldest parliament buildings in the world still in use. Admire the exterior of the majestic International Peace Palace, which houses the International Court of Justice. See Noordeinde Palace which is one of the three official residences of the Dutch royal family and the official workplace of King Willem-Alexander.

The Hague: Private Guided Walking Tour

3. The Hague: Private Guided Walking Tour

Discover the highlights and lesser-known spots of The Hague on a private guided walking tour. Explore the city center and its most beautiful streets. Learn about local history including why the government resides in the city but not in the capital of Amsterdam. Hear many fascinating local stories. Discover more about local traditions and the latest innovative city projects. Finish the tour by the Peace Palace which traces the history of peace in Europe.

The Hague: Private Tour with a Local Guide

4. The Hague: Private Tour with a Local Guide

Meet the local guide at your accommodation in The Hague and head out on a 2, 3 or 4-hour walking tour to explore the city. You’ll be in good hands with a knowledgeable local who is eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your visit. Start by getting familiar with the neighborhood where you’re staying. Hear about the best places to eat and shop and learn the easiest ways to get around. On this customized tour you’ll see some of the top attractions and hear about more that you can visit on your own after the tour. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident you have all the information you need.

The Hague: Guided Tower Climb

5. The Hague: Guided Tower Climb

Climb The Hague Tower with your knowledgeable guide who will explain to you the history of this landmark. Revolutions, restorations, wars, the French Occupation, and lightning strikes, The Hague Tower survived it all. With 600 years of history, the Hague Tower is one of the oldest buildings in the city and a landmark for travelers and locals. Christiaan Huygens, Vincent Van Gogh, and even Napoleon climbed this unique tower. It was built in a hexagonal shape to protect it from the sea wind. Climbing the Hague Tower is possible for almost everybody as there are several floors on the way up on which you can rest for a moment. Once you're at the top, you will be able to enjoy panoramic views from the beautiful skyline, Rotterdam, and the sea. After the tour, enjoy a complimentary bottle of water (sparkling or still) that will be waiting for you downstairs. A handout with the English translation of this tour is also available at the ticket center upon request.

The Hague Walking Tour

6. The Hague Walking Tour

Your morning or afternoon in The Hague will start at your hotel or if you travel to The Hague from elsewhere at the train station. Set off in a relaxing pace to make sure you really get to see, feel and learn all about this town. The Hague is often mistaken as the capital of the Netherlands as it seats the Dutch parliament, the International Court of Justice, and many embassies as well as being the city where King William Alexander has his offices. Discover all the highlights of the city on this 2-hour walking tour. You will visit the parliament buildings, constructed on the site that once used to be the hunting area for the Counts of Holland. See where the Dutch Prime minister works and if you are lucky you may get a glimpse of the Dutch King and Queen at work in their palace in the old town of The Hague. Pass through busy shopping streets and be surprised by some daring modern architecture highlights such as the underground tramway tunnel and City Hall. As many of the top sites are located within a small area, a walking tour is the perfect way to explore this beautiful city. Finish the tour by the Peace Palace, where you will have an audio guide to take you through the visitors center. Learn about the laws of international justice and the role Carnegie played in developing this building.

The Hague: The 'Best Of' Walking Tour

7. The Hague: The 'Best Of' Walking Tour

Discover the best of the delightful city of The Hague in the company of a charismatic guide, and visit picturesque spots in the home of the International Court of Justice and Criminal Court. Listen to captivating stories told by a local expert, such as the popular tennis games that took place at Binnenhof in the 1500s, and why The Hague's symbol is a stork. Take a stroll down the longest lane in the Netherlands, and learn the incredible secrets hidden in the streets of this elegant city.

The Hague: Christmas Magic Walking Tour

8. The Hague: Christmas Magic Walking Tour

Get into the Christmas spirit on this guided walking tour in The Hague. Together with a professional local guide, visit the most beautifully decorated places, including the local Christmas market and Lange Voorhout. Learn local Christmas stories and legends. This special time of year brings magic to The Hague. Visit the Royal Christmas Fair, one of the biggest Christmas markets in the Netherlands. Shop and taste local Christmas products. Then, head to the romantic Lange Voorhout Street to see twinkling lights and hear familiar Christmas carols. Prepare to be spellbound by the charming Christmas atmosphere all around, something you can only experience in The Hague this time of year. 

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 93 reviews

We were a few days in the Hague/beach and this came across on our social channels so we went and damn was this a succes! Incredibly well thought through experience for all ages and good combination with some shopping in the Mall of the Netherlands! Spent a solid 1.5h here but still would have stayed longer if we would not have to run to the next one;). Great employees as well and loved the digital photos, we are still having so much fun looking at them! Can't wait to visit the Amsterdam location too.

Our guide was very friendly and well informed, and provided a good all round sense of the city and its history. Though English was her third language - she spoke naturally and well.

Great guide, very flexible and inspiring. A lot of information outside of the "framework plan". We recommend

Nice view, perfect information with regard to the building and town. This is a perfect hour on a trip to the hague!

Vanya was great - enthusiastic and knowledgeable; we enjoyed our time together