Self-Guided Architecture Tour of The Hague, Hague

More than 750 years old, The Hague is a majestic city, which for the past 150 years has expanded into a huge metropolitan area. It is now the third largest city in the Netherlands and its remarkable architecture reflects its size and history. Visit The Hague's most notable buildings on this architectural tour of the city.
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Self-Guided Architecture Tour of The Hague Map

Guide Name: Self-Guided Architecture Tour of The Hague
Guide Location: Netherlands » Hague (See other walking tours in Hague)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km
Author: valery
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Central Station

1) Central Station

Den Haag Centraal is the largest train station in the city. It was built in 1973 and was beautifully and elegantly designed. The station is an important transportation portal for the area. Approximately 100,000 people per day enter and exit Den Haag Centraal. It is a significant city landmark.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Zurichtoren

2) Zurichtoren

This 19-story office tower, occupied by a Zurich insurance company, has a hexagonal plan similar to the tower of the Grote Kerk Hague. The green steel roof of the tower attracts the attention of passersby. The Zurich tower is known by locals as "The Juicer" because of its bulging brick walls. The building has an underground parking garage. Palli, the architect of the tower, found his inspiration in the Amsterdam School of Design.
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Hoftoren

3) Hoftoren

The Hoftoren is a 142-meter high office building, the tallest in The Hague. It was designed by the architects Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and built by Heijmans Bouw. It is distinctive for its height and shape and is part of the project set to renew that side of The Hague center by utilizing its space more efficiently.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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MuzenToren

4) MuzenToren

The MuzenToren is one of the highest buildings in the center of The Hague with a height of 78 meters. It accommodates government offices. The building was completed in 2001. It has an area of about 17,800 square meters, and the skyscraper itself has 18 floors, 17 of which are in use. The building has diagonal lines made from a high-quality, dark gray stone.
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Dr. Anton Philipszaal

5) Dr. Anton Philipszaal

Dr Anton Philipszaal is a beautiful building constructed in 1987 by two famous architects, and it can be viewed from a number of points in the city. Dr Anton Philipszaal is full of architectural originality, with an outline designed in the shape of a wave, an ultramodern sky bar, extraordinarily shaped foyers, and a chic auditorium. The building looks out onto The Hague’s cultural plaza.
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Den Haag Hollands Spoor Railway Station

6) Den Haag Hollands Spoor Railway Station

The Den Haag Hollands Spoor railway station is the oldest railway station in The Hague. It was opened in 1843, when the "Oude Lijn," the oldest railway line in the country, was extended to The Hague. This line was further extended to Rotterdam in 1847. The railway station was named after Hollandsche IJzeren Spoorweg-Maatschappij, the company that operated the railway station. Rival company Nederlandsche Rhijnspoorweg-Maatschappij opened a second main railway station in The Hague in 1870, Den Haag Rhijnspoor, for the railway line to Gouda and Utrecht. This railway station was demolished in 1973 to make way for the Den Haag Centraal railway station. The original railway station of 1843 was replaced with the current building designed by D.A.N. Margadant in 1891. A Royal Waiting Room was opened in 1893.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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The Hague University

7) The Hague University

The Hague University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1987, as a result of a merger of fourteen smaller institutions of higher professional education in the region. Since, the university has increased the number of campuses, number of staff and students, and programmes offered. In 2010, there were approximately 21,300 students studying in the university in different types of programmes offered both in Dutch and English. The different parts of the building have been given special names such as Ovaal, Slinger, Strip and Rugzak.

The shape and location makes the Oval the most central of the building: ‘the heart’. The inner square is a meeting point for students, staff and lecturers. Life on campus revolves around the magnificent oval atrium hall, with its soaring glass ceiling. The main entrance adjacent to it is also the only way in and out of the building. All international programmes are taught here.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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 Places of Worship Tour of The Hague

Self-Guided Places of Worship Tour of The Hague

The Hague has a number of prominent religious buildings, testament to the strong faith of the city's residents over the years. This tour will take you to just a small number of the churches found in The Hague. Don't miss the chance to visit some of the city's most alluring religious structures.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.9 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

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.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
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-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
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