City Orientation Walk, Hague

The Hague, the third largest city in the Netherlands, although not officially a Dutch capital, does accommodate the Dutch parliament, sitting at Binnenhof (Gothic-style “Inner Court” complex); the supreme court; all the ministries; embassies; and other governmental agencies of Holland. Moreover, the Dutch Queen herself opts to operate from her Hague's “working residence”, 16th-century Noordeinde Palace. To explore the Hague's most notable attractions, follow this orientation walk.
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City Orientation Walk Map

Guide Name: City Orientation Walk
Guide Location: Netherlands » Hague (See other walking tours in Hague)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 14
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Author: kane
Grote Kerk

1) Grote Kerk (must see)

Grote of Sint-Jacobskerk is a landmark Protestant church. The building is located on the Torenstraat, named for its high tower. Together with the Binnenhof, it is one of the oldest buildings in the Hague. Members of the House of Orange-Nassau have been baptized there. The Grote Kerk (15th and 16th centuries) has a fine vaulted interior, and contains some old stained glass, a carved wooden pulpit, a large organ and interesting sepulchral monuments, and some escutcheons of the knights of the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Haagsche Bluf

2) Haagsche Bluf (must see)

Haagsche Bluf is a fascinating square of exclusive boutiques and shopping centers occupying original and re-created parts of the city's ancient walls. Although not always tempting from the outside, these stores often offer sales on merchandise for women, men and children. You can find exceptional denim garments and accessories, interior decorations, kitchen utensils and more in this...   view more
City Hall and Central Library

3) City Hall and Central Library

The City Hall and Central Library is easy to recognize due to its gigantic size and its white color. Another noticeable characteristic of the building is the large, open entrance hall space. There are long benches inside the hall for people to sit on. The hall has a glass roof that allows daylight in and simultaneously manages the temperature of the hall. With its lack of color, the building is a bit plain on the outside, but it has a very bright...   view more

4) Spui

The Spui is one of the most famous places in The Hague featuring such well-known historic buildings of the 17th century as New Church, Dr. Anton Philips Hall, and others. It is also a popular place with skateboarders. There is prominent a canal in the area. The channel was built in 1345 and until the 19th century served as an important transportation route for The Hague. In 1649 the New Church erected on the Spui the most famous monument of The...   view more
De Passage

5) De Passage (must see)

De Passage, another famous shopping area stocked with local brands, is a gorgeous 115-year-old, glass-covered passage full of shops specializing in ornamental arts and crafts, homemade domestic folk arts, and needlework patterns made by trained artists. The craft shops located on De Passage offer a wide assortment of arts and crafts, tools and materials. The prices are quite reasonable here and the retailers are very...   view more

6) Binnenhof (must see)

The Binnenhof (Dutch, literally "inner court"), is a complex of buildings in the Hague. It has been the location of meetings of the Staten-Generaal, the Dutch parliament, since 1446, and has been the center of Dutch politics for many centuries. This “Inner Court” is studded with monumental old buildings testifying of eight centuries of governing in the Low Countries, but it also has several ample open spaces, all freely open to the public.

A gilt neogothic fountain adorns the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

7) Prisongate (must see)

The Museum Gevangenpoort or Prison Gate Museum is located in the Hague’s old town prison. The museum has a diverse collection that features a range of tools used for torture. Some of the jail cells are well preserved, including the Ridderkamer, which was one of the rooms held in reserve for the richer inmates, who were detained there before being put to death.

Hours: Tuesday to Friday 10 - 17; Saturday and Sunday 12 -...   view more
Knight's Hall (Ridderzaal)

8) Knight's Hall (Ridderzaal) (must see)

The Ridderzaal (Knights' Hall) is the main building at the Binnenhof in the Hague, which is used for official royal receptions, and inter-parliamentary conferences. In the 13th century Floris IV, Count of Holland bought a piece of land next to a small lake to build a house on. The Ridderzaal, the manorial hall of Floris V, grandson of Floris IV, was built on this estate in the 13th century. Over the centuries, the government buildings developed around this lake and incorporated the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Plein Square

9) Plein Square (must see)

The Plein is a plaza in the center of Den Haag. The square is not far from the houses of Parliament and other historic buildings. It is one of the most stylish plazas in the center of the city. The north side of The Plein is lined with eateries and pubs, a number of which are frequented by politicians from the neighboring houses of Parliament and government...   view more

10) Mauritshuis (must see)

The Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis is an art museum. Previously the residence of count John Maurice of Nassau, it now has a large art collection, including works by Dutch and German painters. In 1822, the Mauritshuis was opened for the public and housed the Royal Cabinet of Paintings and the Royal Cabinet of Rarities. In 1875, the entire museum was available for paintings. The Mauritshuis was a state museum until it was privatised in 1995. The foundation set up at that time took charge of...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Museum Bredius

11) Museum Bredius (must see)

Abraham Bredius was a Rembrandt specialist, collector and manager of the Royal Picture Gallery "Mauritshuis" between 1895 and 1922. He was also a scientific researcher of chronological documentation. Museum Bredius has a significant collection of drawings and works of art. It is very attractive to tourists for its 18th-century renovations and its contemporary furniture.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday 12 pm - 5...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

12) Prinsestraat (must see)

If you love the well-known blue-and-white Dutch style of ceramics, make the short walk to Prinsestraat. A visit to Prinsestraat’s shops will delight you with specialty lines of crystal, glass, china, gifts, precious stones, seasonal and garden adornments, all found in a number of different designs and shapes. The attractive boutiques and exclusive crystal, glass and china stores are open seven days a week. The prices are exceptionally good, but expect to spend time looking through a huge...   view more
Paleis Noordeinde

13) Paleis Noordeinde (must see)

Noordeinde Palace is one of the three official palaces of the Dutch royal family. Located in the Hague in the province of South Holland, it has been used as the "working palace" for Queen Beatrix since 1984. The palace originally started as a medieval farmhouse, which was converted into a spacious residence by the steward of the States of Holland, Willem van de Goudt in 1533. The original farmhouse's cellars can still be seen in the palace basement. Between 1952 and 1976 the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

14) Noordeinde

Noordeinde is an elegant shopping street in The Hague. Stylish stores along this street sell haute couture fashion, shoes, jewels, antiques, art and interior decorations. Some of the shops on this street sell classic garments, as well as fashionable shirts, ties and sports wear and an amazingly good assortment of children's clothes. In close proximity, you will find a network of small streets where a number of popular boutiques are...   view more

Walking Tours in Hague, Netherlands

Create Your Own Walk in Hague

Create Your Own Walk in Hague

Creating your own self-guided walk in Hague is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Self-Guided Museums and Art Galleries Tour of The Hague

Self-Guided Museums and Art Galleries Tour of The Hague

The Hague remains a significant and exciting city with many museums and art galleries. Some of these institutions are internationally known, while others are less famous. Art museums, such as De Verdieping van Nederland and the Museum Het Paleis, add to the culture of the city, as do the Historical Museum, the Mauritshuis, and many others. Here is a list of museums and art galleries you should visit in The Hague.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Self-Guided Shopping Tour of The Hague

Self-Guided Shopping Tour of The Hague

The best way to shop around The Hague is on foot, as most of the shopping streets are pedestrian areas. This tour will include a walk from Hofweg Street along the De Passage to Denneweg. Many shops are situated in historic buildings and are a place for shoppers and history enthusiasts alike. Whether you are looking for ornamental arts and crafts, garments, pottery or jewelry, The Hague has it all. Take this tour to discover the most frequently visited shopping areas in The Hague.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km
Self-Guide Landmarks Tour of The Hague

Self-Guide Landmarks Tour of The Hague

The Hague is a historic city and one of the most important cities in the Netherlands. It has a rich collection of impressive landmarks and memorials that date back hundreds of years, but are still in an extraordinary condition. Take this tour to visit some of the most notable landmarks in The Hague.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
Self-Guided Churches Tour of The Hague

Self-Guided Churches Tour of The Hague

On this tour, you will find a mix of churches, both inside and outside the heart of The Hague. With a mission to guide the religious community of The Hague through its relationship with Jesus, local churches place great importance on worship and living in God's presence. Take this tour to visit churches that are popular with both locals and tourists.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Self-Guided Classical Architecture Tour of The Hague

Self-Guided Classical Architecture Tour of The Hague

A number of buildings in the center of The Hague were built in medieval times under the feudal system. In the Netherlands these historic buildings are often located on the river, which adds to their beauty. Explore The Hague's fascinating past with this tour of the city's medieval architecture.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 km
Self-Guided Museums Tour of The Hague

Self-Guided Museums Tour of The Hague

Museums bring together and care for items of educational, creative, technical or historical importance and make their collections accessible to the community. Museums like the Public Transport Museum, Volksbuurtmuseum, Prisongate, and the Museum Bredius are the main cultural tourist attractions in the Hague. Visit the most popular museums in the Hague on this tour.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km