Self-Guided City Center Tour of The Hague (Self Guided), 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 visit some of The Hague's most popular tourist attractions found on this tour.
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Self-Guided City Center Tour of The Hague Map

Guide Name: Self-Guided City Center Tour of The Hague
Guide Location: Netherlands » Hague (See other walking tours in Hague)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Author: valery
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Spui
  • City Hall and Central Library
  • Paleis Tuin
  • Koninklijke Stallen
  • Raad van State
  • Pagehuis
  • Pulchri Studio
  • Hoge Raad
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Spui

1) 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 Hague.
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City Hall and Central Library

2) 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 interior.
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Paleis Tuin

3) Paleis Tuin

In 1609, Prince Frederik Henry built the Paleis Tuin in honor of his mother. Behind it lies the Royal Palace Noordeinde, which also borders the Royal Stables and Prinsessewal. The garden is part of the Noordeinde Palace and is ideal for a walk. In 1785 and for a long time after this, the garden was not open to the general public. Surrounding the palace are beautiful lawns, plants, a sunbathing area, ponds, walking paths and seating areas, as well as many valuable old trees.
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Koninklijke Stallen

4) Koninklijke Stallen

The Koninklijke Stallen is a multifaceted building in the heart of The Hague, adjacent to the Paleis Tuin and Palace Noordeinde. The building was designed by H.P. Bird and opened between 1876 and 1879. It is has been declared a state monument. In close proximity to The Koninklijke Stallen are the buildings where The Golden Coach and horses of the royal family (since 1898) are kept.
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Raad van State

5) Raad van State

The Raad van State is an amazing and remarkable building located in the heart of The Hague. It houses an independent adviser of the government, administrative offices, and the highest administrative court of the country. Its spectacular design makes a strong impression on all passersby.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Pagehuis

6) Pagehuis

The Pagehuis is near the monastery church. In 1625, the church built a house beside the main cannon foundry. This house was state property. Its facade is decorated with the heads of war gods Mars and Bellona. Between the 19th and 20th century, the Pagehuis served as the headquarters of the Red Cross, and in 1912 the President of the Red Cross restored the property.
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Pulchri Studio

7) Pulchri Studio

Pulchri Studio is an association of artists founded in 1847. Since 1898, Pulchri has been located in a historic building in the downtown area of The Hague. Every three weeks the studio hosts new exhibitions of artwork created by both members and non-members of the association. All associates may bring a visitor and are permitted to bring one housemate or co-worker as a permanent guest, who will be issued a lasting visitor card. The works are almost all for sale.

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 12.00 pm - 17.00 pm.
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Hoge Raad

8) Hoge Raad

The Hoge Raad der Nederlanden is the highest court of the Netherlands. The Court was established on 1 October 1838. The jurisdiction of the Supreme Court is limited primarily to civil, criminal and tax-related cases. The Court has the authority to overturn rulings by appellate courts (cassation) and therefore establishes case law, but only if the lower court applied the law incorrectly or the ruling lacks sufficient reasoning; facts are no longer subject of discussion.
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.
Hague Introduction Walk

Hague Introduction 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...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
Self-Guided Architecture Tour of The Hague

Self-Guided Architecture Tour of The 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.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles
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: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles
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....  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
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 or 1.7 Miles
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: 6.2 Km or 3.9 Miles