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The Hague: Guided tour of The Hague Tower

The Hague: Guided tour of The Hague Tower

Right in the heart of The Hague, the Hague Tower stands proudly beside the Grote Kerk, a testament to the city’s rich history. This iconic structure, once a church tower, has played many crucial roles throughout its history. Beyond its ecclesiastical origins, it served as a lookout, lighthouse, watchtower, and city clock. Today, it remains a beloved symbol of homecoming for many residents of The Hague. Since 2017, the Hague Tower has opened its doors to visitors, thanks to the efforts of volunteers from the Ga Den Haag foundation. These dedicated guides offer tours that reveal the tower's fascinating history. As you explore this tangible piece of The Hague’s heritage, you’ll hear stories of its past, witness centuries-old mechanisms still in operation, and marvel at the breathtaking views from the upper walkway. With over 600 years of history, the Hague Tower is not just a city landmark; it’s a survivor of revolutions, restorations, wars, the French Occupation, and lightning strikes. Notable figures like Christiaan Huygens, Vincent van Gogh, and Napoleon have all ascended this unique tower, adding to its storied legacy. Climbing the Hague Tower is an experience accessible to almost everyone who is able to walk stairs. The ascent includes several floors where visitors can pause and catch their breath before continuing, while listening to the stories of the guide. Once you reach the top, the panoramic views are nothing short of spectacular, offering sights of The Hague’s beautiful skyline, Rotterdam, and even the sea. For English-speaking visitors, a handout with the tour’s translation is provided upon request at the ticket center, though most tours are English spoken. Whether you’re a history buff, a lover of architecture, or simply in search of stunning views, the Hague Tower promises an unforgettable experience that connects you with the soul of The Hague.

The Hague: Highlights walking tour

The Hague: Highlights walking tour

Join our walking tour of The Hague! We prioritize authenticity, friendliness, and expertise, ensuring an immersive and intimate experience. Our knowledgeable guides (who are all Dutch, living in The Hague) proudly showcase the diverse facets of our beloved city, steering away from cookie-cutter routes to reveal the parts they personally cherish most. But of course we will still show the best of the city! Discover The Hague's diversity, where posh sophistication meets humble charm, and sand dunes blend seamlessly with city palaces. Whether you're a newcomer or a local, our tour offers fresh insights and hidden gems, unveiling the lesser-known corners that make our city unique. Prepare to be captivated by tales of royal heritage, cultural diversity, and historical intrigue as you stroll through the heart of The Hague.

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(21 reviews)

Very interesting and informative guided tour. Talented, multilingual and open-minded guide. Participation is also possible with a low fitness level without any problems. After narrow and steep paths have been walked, a great all-round view opens up over The Hague and beyond.

It was amazing ! Unfortunately, the guide was not very easy to understand. It was an older man who spoke under his breath and also a little too softly. I asked him to say something again a few times but ended up getting closer. He knew a lot to tell!

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

was interesting, a great view when the weather was good. A great tour guide :-)

This Tour and the view are amazing! It's totally worth it.