Self-Guided Architecture Tour of The Hague, Hague (Self Guided)

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 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 City Center Tour of The Hague

Self-Guided City Center Tour of The Hague

The Hague is an exciting city to visit, as it feels at once like a vibrant metropolis and a small town. It has tall houses, charming mansions and stylish, hectic streets, as well as serene canals, open plazas, and a more peaceful atmosphere than the typical city. Some of the most unique attractions of the city include the Pagehuis, the Pulchri Studio and the Passage. Don't miss the chance to...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 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 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...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
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
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

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Hague for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Hague has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Hague, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.