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The Hague: Mauritshuis Entrance Ticket

The Hague: Mauritshuis Entrance Ticket

Indulge the art-lover in you at the Mauritshuis, home to the best of Dutch paintings from the Golden Age. Explore one of the most iconic buildings in the Hague, located next to the Parliament. Look out of its windows for a view of the pond.  Discover the art museum's compact yet world-renowned collection. See more than 200 masterpieces, such as "The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp" by Rembrandt, "The Goldfinch" by Fabritius, and "The Bull" by Potter, on permanent display. Appreciate the collection's rich variety, with genre paintings by Jan Steen, landscapes by Jacob van Ruisdael, still lifes by Adriaen Coorte, and portraits by Rubens. Admire the 17th-century monument's historic yet intimate interior, with its silken wall coverings, sparkling chandeliers, and monumental painted ceilings. Stay as long as you wish and visit the museum at your own pace. Allow around 1.5 hours, which is the average visit duration. Visit the restaurant and coffee shop, purchase some souvenirs, or visit the temporary exhibition. From 16 February - 9 June our Laughing Boy will be on loan to the Rijksmuseum for the Frans Hals exhibition. Frans Hals is one of the most famous and remarkable painters of the Dutch 17th century. All of his paintings show that Hals was able to use colour and broad brushstrokes like no other to 'bring his paintings to life'. Even though our most populair Hals will be away there are still four other magnificent paintings by him you can visit at the Mauritshuis. From 6 February - 20 May 2024 Roelant Savery's Wondrous World, featuring over 40 paintings and drawings, including works on loan from museums in the Netherlands and abroad, will introduce visitors to this highly versatile artist. He was a pioneer in many fields, and introduced several new themes to Dutch painting. He made the Netherlands’ first floral still life, and was the most notable painter of the legendary (extinct) dodo. He was also the first artist who went out into the streets to draw ordinary people. His painted landscapes are often like a fairytale, featuring ancient ruins and marvellous vistas. And his animal paintings include so many species that it would be an understatement to describe them as 'crowded'.

The Hague: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Tour

The Hague: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Tour

Get to know The Hague at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of The Hague's most important attractions on foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. Start the activity whenever you like and enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day. In the history-filled city of The Hague you will first visit the beautiful Escher in Het Paleis. Then the unique The Hague's Historic Museum and then the irreplaceable Mauritshuis. This wonderful route continues to the Het Plein. As a fifth stop you will find the Binnenhof. As you continue your walk through the city you will find the interesting Rijksmuseum de Gevangenpoort. Of course, the Noordeinde Palace could not be missing from this tour. In addition, you will also admire the Royal Stables. The penultimate destination is the enviable World Peace Flame. While the icing on the cake of this unique tour could not be other than the Peace Palace.

From Amsterdam: Guided Trip to Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague

From Amsterdam: Guided Trip to Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague

Your tour begins as you depart from Amsterdam on your bus and head to Rotterdam. Rotterdam is the second-largest city in the Netherlands and is quite famous for its architecture and commercial harbor. See Rotterdam’s imposing skyline, cutting-edge architecture, harbors, shipyards, and docks. After the harbor cruise, continue your city tour, which includes a stop at the famous Market hall and Cube Houses.  Then, head to the picturesque city of Delft, the birthplace and final resting place of Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. Known as the Princes’ City, it is also where countless members of the Dutch royal family have been buried for centuries. Enjoy some free time for lunch (not included) and discover Delft’s canal-streaked historic town center. It is packed with awe-inspiring historical monuments including the Old Church, the New Church, and the Town Hall. Visit De Delftse Pauw, a factory specializing in handmade Delft Blue pottery, which has been the most coveted porcelain since the 17th century.  Make your way to The Hague for a city tour. In addition to being the seat of the Dutch government, this city is also the home of the Dutch royal family and is the third-largest city in the country. See The Hague, where most foreign embassies in the Netherlands are located, as well as 150 international organizations, including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court. Stop and take pictures at the Peace Palace, the Mauritshuis (featuring work by Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Andy Warhol), and the Binnenhof (the meeting place of the Dutch government). Finally, choose to add a scenic canal cruise in Amsterdam and see some of the city's top sights including canal houses from the Golden Age, the Westerkerk, and the Anne Frank House.

The Hague: Guided Bike Tour

The Hague: Guided Bike Tour

Explore the beautiful city of Hague on a bike tour. Discover the Westbroekpark, Kurhaus of Scheveningen, and other landmarks with a energetic guide. While rolling around town, your guide will show you the local treasures like Binnenhof, Noordeinde Palace, Peace Palace, and more. Hear about famous historical figures and architecture, as well as what is happening in the city. Ride through the cobblestone streets and admire all the picturesque corners of the city. 

From Amsterdam: Rotterdam and The Hague Tour in Spanish

From Amsterdam: Rotterdam and The Hague Tour in Spanish

Depart Amsterdam and journey by bus to explore the seat of power in the Netherlands in the elegant city of The Hague, where highlights include the royal Noordeinde Palace and the government buildings of the Binnenhof. Continue to the Mauritshuis Museum, where art by Rembrandt and Vermeer is on display and then see the headquarters of the International Court of Justice at the Peace Palace. You then journey to Rotterdam, known for its innovative architecture. On arrival, look at The Man without a Heart sculpture by Ossip Zadkine, built to reflect on the destruction of the city during World War II. See the only medieval building still standing in the city, admire the interesting Cube Houses by Piet Blom and go to the old port area of Oude Haven. Marvel at the food on display in the historic Markthal and stroll along the banks of the River Meuse to get a panoramic view of the city's skyscrapers. Get some free time in Rotterdam for lunch and before making your way back to Amsterdam.

Enter The Hague: 2-hr Guided Walking Tour

Enter The Hague: 2-hr Guided Walking Tour

In many ways, The Hague can be discovered. Through stories about it’s immense and complex European history related to the royal Orange-van Nassau family seated in the city, through stories about blunders, dark pages in terms of human deportation or slavery, international peace and justice, fighting over religious differences, national politics, philosophy, architecture, personal anecdotes, ánd, art. By seeying the beautiful works of today’s The Hague's (guest) street artists. All that with the joy of having the city's centuries-old tradition of freedom of speech! With Enter On Foot our guide will walk you trough the historic centre; Mauritshuis, Binnenhof parliament, palace Noordeinde, Palace gardens, the Grote Kerk church and by various street art works & much more.

From Amsterdam: Day Tour to Rotterdam, Delft and The Hague

From Amsterdam: Day Tour to Rotterdam, Delft and The Hague

Discover some of the most historic sites and scenic spots in the Netherlands on a day trip from Amsterdam. After a hotel pickup, listen to stories about the history of the country from your guide as you travel in a luxury minivan on a small-group or private tour. Start your journey by heading to Rotterdam, the largest seaport in Europe, known for its maritime heritage and modern architecture. Learn about the near-complete destruction of the city center in World War II that resulted in a varied architectural landscape. Afterward, travel to Delft, renowned for its blue pottery. Enjoy time to sit in the market square to have lunch. Enrich your experience by opting for a visit to the Royal Delft, the only remaining earthenware factory from the 17th century where Delft Blue ceramics are still made. In the afternoon, continue to the political city of The Hague. Explore the administrative and royal capital of the Netherlands and its seat of government. Choose to visit the Madurodam miniature park, home to a range of 1:25 scale model replicas of Dutch landmarks and historical cities.

The Hague: City Exploration Game and Tour

The Hague: City Exploration Game and Tour

Combine the excitement of a sightseeing city tour with a game fun on this self-guided smartphone walking tour in The Hague. Find attractions easily with the app's navigation function. Download the app and start the game by going to the first location. Use observation, logic, imagination, and teamwork to solve the riddle at each location, the riddles are always hard. Pause the app at any point if you want to take a break, stop for coffee, or spend some more time visiting one of the sights. Play the game at your own pace. In the history-filled city of The Hague you will first visit the beautiful Escher in Het Paleis. Then the unique The Hague's Historic Museum and then the irreplaceable Mauritshuis. This wonderful route continues to the Het Plein. As a fifth stop you will find the Binnenhof. As you continue your walk through the city you will find the interesting Rijksmuseum de Gevangenpoort. Of course, the Noordeinde Palace could not be missing from this tour. In addition, you will also admire the Royal Stables. The penultimate destination is the enviable World Peace Flame. While the icing on the cake of this unique tour could not be other than the Peace Palace.

Gilde Den Haag: City Walking Tour NL-DEU-ENG

Gilde Den Haag: City Walking Tour NL-DEU-ENG

The Hague is the administrative capital where the Dutch Government and Parliament are situated. The royal family also resides in The Hague, which is therefore called ‘court city’ (de Hofstad). During the walk, the guide will take you on an exciting walk through the city while telling interesting stories about the historical context. The walk starts at the Inner Court (het Binnenhof), which houses the oldest still functioning Parliament in the world. We continue along the court pond (de Hofvijver) and the Lange Voorhout – often referred to as the most beautiful lane in The Netherlands. During the tour, we will pass by several palaces, some of which are still in use by the royal family for special functions. After visiting the narrow streets of the old village with many hidden treasures, the tour will end at the Noordeinde Palace.

The Hague: Old City Private Walking Tour

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.

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4.5
(958 reviews)

I highly recommend this tour. Ask specifically for Dr. Elif Toposkal. She has a Phd in history and architecture and the tour she gives is TOP NOTCH. She will take you to all the highlights and explain them in the context of Dutch history and of Dutch culture today. She even brings her IPAD to slideshow you elements of the historical context. She also makes excellent recommendations. Her tour was so good we tipped her even though the tour itself is kinda pricey. WELL worth it if you get Dr. Elif.

Our university student guide was excellent. He was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and personable. We appreciate his willingness to adapt the tour to suit ouu interests and happy to answer our numerous questions. A great tour guide! Mike & Teri

I loved that our guide Antoine did show us a lot of spots in the Hague I would have missed otherwise. The tour also allowed for some customisation based on the group's interests.

A very enjoyable excursion made interesting because our guide was very good with directions and details.

Very interesting and informative. Good bikes and we saw a lot that we would have missed by ourselves.