The Hague audio tour: Exploring the Historical Centre of The Hague

Exploring the Historical Centre of The Hague

Walking Tour

30 mins

About the 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.

Tour Producer


Laurens ten Berge

Hello! Nice to meet you. 33 years ago I was born in the Hague at the Zeeheldenkwartier, an area near the city centre. I record bands and voice-over artists, as well as translating VoiceMap tours into Dutch and recording the voice-overs. It's wonderful to discover special stories told by local storytellers all around the world.
You can visit the facebook profile for the company Kijksluiter I work for. I record voice-overs for them.

Major Landmarks

  • Binnenhof

  • Mauritshuis

  • Escher Palace

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.

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Places to stop along the way

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

Best time of day

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


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


Laurens has put together a wonderful tour. It is informative and easy to follow, with clear guide point and includes highlights I never would have found on my own. For a short but fascinating (and not exhausting!) trip around The Hague, highly recommended.

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , 3 months ago

Thanks, it was interesting and quite an informative tour. Laurens did a good work.

Posted by Yegor S , over 2 years ago
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Exploring the Historical Centre of The Hague