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The Hague: City Canal Cruise

1. The Hague: City Canal Cruise

Board this canal cruise for a relaxing and informative tour through the canals of The Hague. Your guide will show you all sides of the city from the posh to the modest, both the working-class and upper-class parts of The Hague. The boat is very comfortable and your knowledgeable guide will tell you all that you could ever want to know about the city. During this cruise, you'll be able to learn about the history of The Hague and see its sights from a different perspective. While cruising the canals, you can take in many sights of this international city of Peace and Justice. Please note that not all of the canal cruises are conducted in English. The guide speaks 1 language per tour. Handouts can be provided in Dutch, English, German, French, and Spanish.

The Hague: Madurodam Miniature Park Entry Ticket

2. The Hague: Madurodam Miniature Park Entry Ticket

Discover the highlights and heritage of Holland at Madurodam, world famous for its model village, the Netherlands in miniature. The park consists of 338 miniatures as well as flowers in bloom from April until October. Enjoy interactive activities, 5 indoor attractions, and two playgrounds. Visit Little Amsterdam, have a look at the Parliament Building in The Hague, or see what a real Dutch cheese market looks like. Everything is built to a scale of 1:25 including miniature trains, boats, and cars that move around. Visit the indoor attractions to find out more about Holland’s rich history. Hear about the Dutch’s ability to transform water into land. Experience the waters threatening the Netherlands in the Waterwolf and help the steam engine keep Holland dry.

The Hague: Scheveningen Beach RIB Speedboat Tour

3. The Hague: Scheveningen Beach RIB Speedboat Tour

Feel an adrenaline rush as you admire Scheveningen Beach on a high-powered RIB speedboat tour. Experience the raw strength of 2 Yamaha 250-horsepower engines. Travel with a safety vest and a local guide.  Meet your guide and get set up with your safety vest and head out to the 9-meter-long boat. Listen to a short safety briefing to ensure you feel confident during your trip. Embark on an exciting adventure. Cut through the water to see the Pier and the Grand Kurhaus hotel. Admire the boulevard with its beaches and see all the ships docked at the harbor. During the summer, go for a swim in the sea. Depending on the wishes of the passengers, have the option to go full throttle and reach speeds of up to 100 kilometers an hour.  Capture pictures of the lighthouse and Scheveningen from the sea. Hold on as you make some sharp turns. Return to your starting point at the end of your tour. 

The Hague: Guided Sightseeing Tour by Bicycle

4. The Hague: Guided Sightseeing Tour by Bicycle

Explore the beautiful city of Hague on a bike tour. Discover the Westbroekpark, Kurhaus of Scheveningen, and other landmarks with a energetic guide. While rolling around town, your guide will show you the local treasures like Binnenhof, Noordeinde Palace, Peace Palace, and more. Hear about famous historical figures and architecture, as well as what is happening in the city. Ride through the cobblestone streets and admire all the picturesque corners of the city. 

The Hague: City Center Walking Tour

5. 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 Highlights: Bike Tour

6. The Hague Highlights: Bike Tour

Start your tour by meeting your guide right in the center of the Hague where you will be handed your bike and some brief instructions. After a short meet and greet with your friendly and professional guide, and a quick orientation on the use of the bikes and the day ahead, you will set off on your adventure. During your bike tour of the Hague, your enthusiastic guide will take you along the most important highlights of The Hague including, The Peace Palace, The Binnenhof (Dutch Parliament), Mauritshuis (The museum which houses the Girl with the Pearl Earring by Vermeer), The Royal Stables, Lange Voorhout and The Passage (a beautiful old shopping mall). You won't only get to just see the highlights, you will also get to know all the lesser known hotspots with your guide's local knowledge. Get tips on visiting cozy little restaurants, attractive, small shopping streets, nice museums and much more. Your guide will be sure to leave you with enough knowledge for you to thoroughly get the most out of the rest of your stay in this city. 

The Hague: One Way Boat Ticket to or from Delft

7. The Hague: One Way Boat Ticket to or from Delft

Travel in this unique way between The Hague to Delft on a cruise. The covered boat leaves from the Bierkade in The Hague for an unforgettable trip to Delft: the city of the Oranges, Vermeer and Delft Blue. See everything between The Hague and Delft by boat and hop off in Delft to explore the beautiful city center. Later on the day with separate tickets, the covered boat leaves from the quay, directly opposite the monumental Oostpoort in the center of Delft for an unforgettable trip to The Hague. See everything between The Hague and Delft by boat and hop off in The Hague to explore the beautiful city center. A skipper and a guide will point out all the sights, stories, and history along the way. From the Drop off point in Delft, you can go thru the eastern city gate of Delft to enter the city center.

The Hague: Guided Tower Climb

8. The Hague: Guided Tower Climb

Climb The Hague Tower with your knowledgeable guide who will explain to you the history of this landmark. Revolutions, restorations, wars, the French Occupation, and lightning strikes, The Hague Tower survived it all. With 600 years of history, the Hague Tower is one of the oldest buildings in the city and a landmark for travelers and locals. Christiaan Huygens, Vincent Van Gogh, and even Napoleon climbed this unique tower. It was built in a hexagonal shape to protect it from the sea wind. Climbing the Hague Tower is possible for almost everybody as there are several floors on the way up on which you can rest for a moment. Once you're at the top, you will be able to enjoy panoramic views from the beautiful skyline, Rotterdam, and the sea. After the tour, enjoy a complimentary bottle of water (sparkling or still) that will be waiting for you downstairs. A handout with the English translation of this tour is also available at the ticket center upon request.

Scheveningen Beach: 2-Hour Surf Experience

9. Scheveningen Beach: 2-Hour Surf Experience

Try something new and learn to surf the waves of Scheveningen at The Hague Beach. Discover the basics of riding a surfboard and sink into the feeling of standing up as you glide over the Dutch wake. Perfect for both adults and children, bring your swimsuit and towel and enjoy a group lesson of up to 8 surfers. Meet your instructor at The Hague Beach and learn the history of surfing and all about how to stay safe while learning to surf in the water. Afterward, take the change to stand up on a surfboard and allow the waves to whisk you away. Try your best to steer left or right, or head straight as you feel the freedom of riding the wake. Allow yourself and your group to have fun as you build your confidence and master the basic skills. Don't worry if you fall off, it's all about having fun! Spend up to two hours with your group, and enjoy a day on the beach.

Lisse: Drive-it-Yourself History and Castle Audio Tour

10. Lisse: Drive-it-Yourself History and Castle Audio Tour

Discover some of South Holland's most beautiful castles and luxurious estates with the ease of a compact electric car. The region of South Holland has a rich history, and this has resulted in several beautiful castles, churches and luxurious estates. These sites are usually hidden, but with this drive-it-yourself GPS audio tour, you can discover some of them freely. In a 100% electric 2-person Renault Twizy, complete with GPS navigation and an audio guide, you can explore a number of historical sights and buildings at your own pace. The unique open design of your Renault Twizi will give you a sense of complete freedom. You will feel, smell and experience where you drive. Driving a Renault Twizy is super easy and fun, and on the road you attract a lot of attention.

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What people are saying about The Hague

We had such a great time exploring on this self tour! It ended up being the best part of our trip! Got to see local gems we never would have experienced and had a lot of fun driving around. Friendly, easy and informative. Would definitely do another route if we came back. Thank you!!

Amazing place - lots to see We spent 4 hours in the park Get Your Guide made it easy to book good priced tickets

Vanya was great - enthusiastic and knowledgeable; we enjoyed our time together

Wonderful experience. Guide was amazing - so informative and so pleasant!!

Outstanding miniature park, definitely worth seeing & visiting!