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

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.
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Self-Guided Museums Tour of The Hague Map

Guide Name: Self-Guided Museums 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: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km
Author: valery
Public Transport Museum

1) Public Transport Museum

The Hague Public Transport Museum was founded in cooperation with the Hague Bus Museum Foundation. Although the collections of the museum emphasize the past, a lot of information still pertains to the present. The museum displays historic trams and buses lined up in the Remise Hall. There are photos, postcards, posters, and assorted miniature trams and buses for sale in the museum gift shop.

Hours: Sundays from April / October from 13:00 to 17:00. Also on Saturday, September 13th from 10:00 to 17:00 (Heritage Day) and Saturday, September 27th from 18:30 pm (evening tour).

2) Volksbuurtmuseum

In the shadow of a medieval church is the more than 100-year old Volksbuurtmuseum museum. The Volksbuurtmuseum focuses on the history of the 19th-century working class. There are also exhibits which feature The Hague's multicultural society and performances organized for local children. The museum has permanent and temporary exhibits, showcasing archaeological finds, paintings and other objects.

3) 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 - 17
Museum Bredius

4) 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 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Panorama Mesdag

5) Panorama Mesdag (must see)

Panorama Mesdag is one of the world's most excellent and largest panoramas. It is an impressive work of art and is housed in a building purpose-built for its display. Besides displaying an imposing collection of pictures and watercolors by Mesdag and his wife, the museum hosts short-term exhibits in its spectacular entry rooms.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday 12 – 5 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Museum voor Communicatie

6) Museum voor Communicatie

The Museum for Communication displays the latest innovations in communications technology, as well as postal stamps and old telephones. It is a museum for people of all ages and for those who appreciate a touch of nostalgia. Here you can find an interesting combination of the past and future as it relates to communication.

Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Saturday-Sunday 12:00 – 5:00 pm

7) Museon

In 1904, lecturer Jan Lighthart set up a teaching institute and later a museum, bringing many sciences under the same roof. The Museon, opened in 1986, is both a museum and an educational institution. The museum prides itself on its ability to adapt to the shifting demands of students and guests.

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

8) Gemeentemuseum (must see)

The Gemeentemuseum is an art museum, built 1931–1935, was designed by the Dutch architect H.P. Berlage. It is renowned for its large Mondrian collection, the largest in the world. His last work, Victory Boogie-Woogie, is on display here. GEM (museum for contemporary art) and Fotomuseum Den Haag (The Hague museum for photography) are part of the Gemeentemuseum, though not housed in the same building and with a separate entrance fee.

The museum's collection of modern art includes works by international artists (Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso) and Dutch artists (Charlotte Dumas, Pyke Koch, Piet Mondriaan, Charley Toorop, Jan Toorop, Hans Wilschut). The museum has a collection of 19th and 20th century prints, posters and drawings, containing around 50,000 items. A selection is on view in the print room. The collection of fashion items, accessories, jewellery, drawings and prints includes historical items as well as modern ones. For reasons of conservation items are only shown at temporary exhibitions. The music collection includes a large collection of musical instruments and a music library, with an emphasis on European music.

Operation hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm.
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-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 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: 3.7 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-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
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...  view more

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

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.