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Sightseeing Tours in The Hague

Tour 1.

“The Hague in 1 day”

09:00 – 10:00 Madurodam: Where miniatures come to life

In Madurodam miniatures and their stories come to life. The tiny inhabitants of Madurodam tell many fascinating stories about high points in the history of the Netherlands in an accessible and fun way.

In Madurodam miniatures and their stories come to life! As a visitor, put yourself in a pilot’s shoes and learn to fly at Schiphol. Protect the country from flooding by closing the Oosterschelde Barrier in time. Load containers on a ship together in the Port of Rotterdam. In addition to these activities, experience the stories behind the miniature buildings through interactive screens. The tiny inhabitants of Madurodam tell many fascinating stories about high lights in the history of the Netherlands in an accessible and fun way.

10:00 – 10:30 Peace Palace drive – Photo opportunity

The Peace Palace is the seat of the International Court of Justice, the only judicial organ of the United Nations not located in New York, and the Permanent Court of Arbitration. This magnificent building and the organizations based there make The Hague internationally recognizable as the city of Peace and Justice.

10:30 – 11:00 Panorama Mesdag

Step into the largest painting of the Netherlands and travel back in time to Scheveningen as it was in 1881. The 360°spectacular panorama of 120 meter wide and 14 meter high focuses on the sea, dunes and the old fishing village of Scheveningen.

11:00 – 12:00 Discover the Old City Centre’s history

The political heart of the Netherlands is located in The Hague. This is where the course is set for the Netherlands of tomorrow. The Binnenhof (Inner Court), Ridderzaal (Knights’ Hall) and Hofvijver (Court Lake) are some of the county’s best known sites.

12:00 – 13:00 Tour Binnenhof

Visit the place where the most important events in the nation’s history took place and follow in the footsteps of prime ministers during a tour of the historical Binnenhof, Knights’ Hall and the Lower House.

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch at ‘t Goude Hooft

Located in the shopping, cultural and political heart of The Hague, ‘t Goude Hooft is a beautiful location for your refined lunch on the terrace.

14:15 – 15:15 The Hague Gemeentemuseum

The Hague Gemeentemuseum is renowned for its permanent collection of paintings by Piet Mondriaan, including the famous ‘Victory Boogie Woogie.

15:30 – 16:00 Kurhaus at the beach

The former bathing house and icon of Scheveningen beach is the place to enjoy a luxurious cup of coffee surrounded by the historical decor and a panoramic view over the beach.

16:15 – 17:00 Escher in het Paleis

Escher in the Palace displays a permanent exhibition of the world famous, phantasmagorical visions of artist M.C. Escher and is housed in the former winter palace of Queen Mother Emma.

17:00 – 18:30 Drinks/ relaxing/ shopping – it’s all possible

After a tour of The Hague it’s time for some relaxation. Enjoy extensive drinks on one of the many terraces in the city centre. Shopping in The Hague is an adventure in itself. Besides all the big international department stores – located around the palaces – there are many streets and squares where shopaholics can indulge themselves to their hearts’ content.

19: 00 – 22:00 Dinner at The Penthouse – the highest restaurant in the Netherlands

The top floor of The Hague Tower is home to the Netherlands’ highest restaurant: The Penthouse. With spectacular view and outside balcony.

Tour 2.

“Royal The Hague”

09:30 – 10:30 Tour of the Golden Coach route

Walk the royal route that the Golden Coach takes on Prince’s Day and view the city through the eyes of the Dutch King and Queen.

11:00 – 12:00 Knights’ Hall, Prince’s Day

Take a tour through the Knights’ Hall and relive the experience of the annual gathering, on the third Tuesday in September, known as Prince’s Day. This is the day on which King William Alexander presents the plans for government during the King’s Speech.

12:15- 12:45 Prince William V Gallery

In the Prince William V Gallery visitors will encounter a rich and extravagant 18th-century royal collection of paintings.

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch at restaurant Juliana’s

A royal lunch in style is possible in Juliana’s at De Plaats, opposite the Binnenhof.

14:15 – 15:15 Escher in het Paleis

Escher in the Palace displays a permanent exhibition of the world famous, phantasmagorical visions of artist M.C. Escher and is housed in the former winter palace of Queen Mother Emma.

15:30 – 17:30 Shopping in the royal quarter like Queen Maxima

The Hofkwartier (Court Area) is a brick-paved quirky shopping area with a fabulous range of fashionable and luxury stores, boutiques, galleries and eateries. This is the place to go for royal shopping. Queen Maxima is regularly spotted here visiting her favourite boutiques.

17:30 – 19:00 Drinks

It’s time for drinks on one of the charming squares or in the unique wine bars in the city centre. The Hague enjoys a well-established drinking culture.

19:30 – 22:00 Dinner at Hotel Des Indes

Five star Hotel Des Indes is an icon of The Hague and offers the perfect ambiance for dining in royal style.

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