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The Hague: City Center Walking Tour

1. The Hague: City Center Walking Tour

Discover the open-minded, creative, and modern city of The Hague with an expert guide. Learn more about the rich history of the city and its role within the history of The Netherlands and Europe. Also, get insider tips on modern attractions and local hotspots. Trace the origins of the city's open-minded culture by seeing a variety of sites and famous buildings throughout the city center. Discover the government buildings of the Binnenhof, including one of the oldest parliament buildings in the world still in use. Admire the exterior of the majestic International Peace Palace, which houses the International Court of Justice. See Noordeinde Palace which is one of the three official residences of the Dutch royal family and the official workplace of King Willem-Alexander.

The Hague: City Bike Tour

2. The Hague: City Bike Tour

Travelling by bike is the Dutch way of doing things, and The Hague’s bicycle infrastructure is up there with the best in the world. There’s no better way to discover the city than cycling around with a comedian guide. While rolling around town, your guide will show you the local treasures, from the historic center to the natural parks, and the beach and beyond. Just before you get tired, he will take you back to the start for a coffee and debrief. Be ready to interact, because you will be not only be actively taking part in the tour by moving your legs – we will get you guessing, matching, and tasting as well. Our guide will tell you about The Hague's interesting historical figures and architecture, as well as what is hot and happening today. After we take a coffee break when we finish, you'll know exactly where to go.

From Amsterdam: Rotterdam and The Hague Tour in Spanish

3. From Amsterdam: Rotterdam and The Hague Tour in Spanish

Depart Amsterdam and journey by bus to explore the seat of power in the Netherlands in the elegant city of The Hague, where highlights include the royal Noordeinde Palace and the government buildings of the Binnenhof. Continue to the Mauritshuis Museum, where art by Rembrandt and Vermeer is on display and then see the headquarters of the International Court of Justice at the Peace Palace. You then journey to Rotterdam, known for its innovative architecture. On arrival, look at The Man without a Heart sculpture by Ossip Zadkine, built to reflect on the destruction of the city during World War II. See the only medieval building still standing in the city, admire the interesting Cube Houses by Piet Blom and go to the old port area of Oude Haven. Marvel at the food on display in the historic Markthal and stroll along the banks of the River Meuse to get a panoramic view of the city's skyscrapers. Get some free time in Rotterdam for lunch and before making your way back to Amsterdam.

Amsterdam: Guided Trip to Rotterdam, Delft and The Hague

4. Amsterdam: Guided Trip to Rotterdam, Delft and The Hague

Your tour will begin as you depart from Amsterdam on your coach and head to Rotterdam. Rotterdam is the second largest city in the Netherlands, and is quite famous for its architecture and commercial harbor. After a short city tour, the first stop will be Spido for your 1-hour and 15-minute boat tour, which is the best way to view one of the world’s largest ports. You will see Rotterdam’s imposing skyline, cutting-edge architecture, harbors, shipyards, and docks. After the harbor cruise you will continue your city tour, which includes a stop at the famous Markethall and Cube Houses.  The next stop is the picturesque city of Delft, which is the birthplace and final resting place of Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. Known as the Princes’ City, it is also where countless members of the Dutch royal family have been buried for centuries. Enjoy some free time for lunch and to discover Delft’s canal-streaked historic town center. It is packed with awe-inspiring historical monuments including the Old Church, the New Church, and the Town Hall. You will also visit De Delftse Pauw, a factory specializing in handmade Delft Blue pottery, which has been the most coveted porcelain since the 17th century.  Finally, you will head to The Hague for a city tour. In addition to being the seat of the Dutch government, this city is also the home of the Dutch royal family, and is the third largest city in the country. The Hague is where most foreign embassies in the Netherlands are located, as well as 150 international organizations, including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court. Stop and take pictures at the Peace Palace, the Mauritshuis (featuring work by Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Andy Warhol), and the Binnenhof (the meeting place of the Dutch government).  Before returning to Amsterdam, hit the nearby Madurodam, which is an outdoor park featuring miniature replicas of the Netherlands’ most famed locations. See the Rijksmuseum, the Binnenhof, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the Port of Rotterdam, traditional Dutch canal houses, Thalys highspeed train, Erasmusbridge, and windmills on a 1:25 scale. In the late afternoon, you will return to Amsterdam.

The Hague Walking Tour

5. The Hague Walking Tour

Your morning or afternoon in The Hague will start at your hotel or if you travel to The Hague from elsewhere at the train station. Set off in a relaxing pace to make sure you really get to see, feel and learn all about this town. The Hague is often mistaken as the capital of the Netherlands as it seats the Dutch parliament, the International Court of Justice, and many embassies as well as being the city where King William Alexander has his offices. Discover all the highlights of the city on this 2-hour walking tour. You will visit the parliament buildings, constructed on the site that once used to be the hunting area for the Counts of Holland. See where the Dutch Prime minister works and if you are lucky you may get a glimpse of the Dutch King and Queen at work in their palace in the old town of The Hague. Pass through busy shopping streets and be surprised by some daring modern architecture highlights such as the underground tramway tunnel and City Hall. As many of the top sites are located within a small area, a walking tour is the perfect way to explore this beautiful city. Finish the tour by the Peace Palace, where you will have an audio guide to take you through the visitors center. Learn about the laws of international justice and the role Carnegie played in developing this building.

From Amsterdam: Dutch Coastline Bike Tour

6. From Amsterdam: Dutch Coastline Bike Tour

Feel like a local as you explore the Netherlands' most important highlights on this guided bike tour. Meet your guide at Amsterdam Central Station and hop on the train to The Hague, where your tour begins. Cycle past the city's many royal buildings, including Noordeinde Palace and the Palace Gardens, as well as Binnenhof, where you will learn about the country's political past. At the Peace Palace, learn about the history and development of European peace. From The Hague, cycle along the coast through the Hollandse Duinen National Park and pass through the Hook of Holland, the country's most southwestern point. From there, board the ferry to Rotterdam and experience the hustle and bustle of this iconic port. Afterward, follow the cruise ships and container ships along the coast to the Maeslantkering storm surge barrier. Pay a visit to the Maeslantkering visitor museum and learn how this feat of hydraulic engineering works. Finally, arrive in Westland, also known as the vegetable garden of the Netherlands. Admire the vast amount of greenhouses in the city and visit the Westlands Museum to learn more about the history of vegetable and flower production. After your visit to the museum, hop on the train back to Amsterdam.

Small Group Tour: Kinderdijk, The Hague & Bonus Attraction

7. Small Group Tour: Kinderdijk, The Hague & Bonus Attraction

On arrival in Kinderdijk, your personal guide will take you to the visitor center, situated in an old pumping station. Watch the film and visit a working windmill from the inside, depending on how busy it is. After Kinderdijk, visit the Hague. In addition to being the seat of the Dutch government, this city is also the home of the Dutch royal family and the third-largest city in the country. See the home of the Peace Palace, a number of royal palaces, Mauritshuis, works from M. C. Escher in Het Paleis, the Madurodam, and the Binnenhof, from the comfort of a minivan. See the best Dutch paintings from the Golden Age, wander through beautiful day-lit galleries and enter a small city full of beautiful miniatures. Finally, finish your day with a choice of two attractions. Either enjoy the ultimate 5D VR flight experience over the Dutch countryside without leaving the city or, sit back and relax on a canal cruise and admire Amsterdam's most famous attractions from the canal.

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What people are saying about Peace Palace

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 188 reviews

An impeccable tour, the cities we visited wonderful. I would only recommend more time in The Hague and Delf, less time in the miniature park. The park will be very nice but we would have preferred The Hague and Delf more.

Very nice and almost family ride in the 9-seater bus, great stories and historical background described by the tour guide. Very friendly bus driver and legendary tour guide! Richard was so great!

Excellent tour. We covered much ground. Enjoyed it all! Very well planned tour. Guide and driver were very nice, knowledgeable and helpful.

Over all a great ride, the guides are amazing. How ever a three hour ride roof almost 5.

Very friendly and competent city guide, it couldn't be better!