Exploring the Historical Centre of The Hague

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    Laurens
    13 Apr 2018
    Clock 30min      Length1mi
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    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    On this tour you'll meet the beautiful old city centre, where kings reign and some of the world's most famous art is displayed. We'll begin our journey at the Mauritshuis and find out how The Hague grew from a small settlement to the centre of political power in the Netherlands, and end the tour with a stroll along the country's most famous avenue. Along the way, we'll stop by a square that was the site of many executions, a notorious former prison, and I'll point out the best fish-shack in town. The Hague forms a rich part of the Netherlands' history and the characters that people it. Join me to uncover some of these people and their stories.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    Binnenhof, Mauritshuis, Escher Palace

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    Plein 29, 2511 CS Den Haag, The easiest way is to walk from central station. It's nearly a straightline. Also there are signs placed with the directions to Mauritshuis.

    Tips Tips

    Places to stop along the way:

    The fish shack at Buitenhof, Museum Gevangenpoort, Escher Museum, Hofvijver.

    Best time to walk:

    This tour can be done at any time of day. The Mauritshuis gates are open daily between 10am - 6pm and til 8pm on Thursday.

    Precautions:

    Always watch out for traffic. The dutchies like their bicycles very much

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