Self-Guided Museums Tour of The Hague, 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.
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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-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 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 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 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 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
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