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Loevestein Castle Entry Ticket

1. Loevestein Castle Entry Ticket

Rijksmuseum Slot Loevestein is a 14th century castle in central Netherlands. It is located at the westernmost tip of the Munnikenland nature park at the point where the rivers Waal and Maas meet. It is a place with an eventful history. A place that has contributed to shaping Dutch identity and democracy. One of the most visited medieval castles in the country, Loevestein Castle was first built as a home for a Knight, then expanded into a fortress and was later used as a state prison. It was an important part of the Hollandse Waterlinie and since 2021, Loevestein is on the list of the Unesco World Heritage Sites as such. During WWII, the castle was utilised as a storage facility for the National Archives and important works of art. Many Dutch know Loevestein Castle as the infamous prison from which Hugo de Groot, the influential lawyer and theologist in the 17th century, escaped in a book chest. This legendary story is told at schools across the country. It’s this fascinating history that makes a visit to Loevestein Castle absolutely worthwhile. For kids Loevestein has a lot to offer for kids as well. Upon arrival, we will hand them the key to Loevestein. With this key, they can discover all kinds of things about the history and stories of the castle and the fortress. Learn to shoot musket. Mix the right ingredients for gunpowder to shake the on of the towers to its foundations. Make sure that the fortress does not flood when the water starts to rise! And… how did Hugo de Groot escape from the castle? Wander through the wall stairs, stroll along the ramparts and discover all kinds of secret spots and test your fitness on our challenging climbing course.

The Hague Walking Tour

2. 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.

Bulb region: Summer Flowers and Mills Bicycle Tour

3. Bulb region: Summer Flowers and Mills Bicycle Tour

Welcome to the delightful bike tour starting from the Tulperij in Voorhout! Hop on your bike and let yourself be enchanted by the vibrant colors and attractions along the way. We'll begin at the Tulperij, where you can admire the stunning flower fields. Next, we'll visit the Lisserpoelmolen and the Zemelmolen, where the old mills will transport you back in time. Continuing our journey, we'll pass by the charming Agatha church, an oasis of tranquility and beauty. But the highlight awaits us at Keukenhof Castle, where we can marvel at the breathtaking dahliatuin. The colors and scents will mesmerize you! On our way back, we'll pedal through the lush Keukenhof forest, a serene place to unwind. And to conclude our tour, we'll visit the vibrant dahlia show garden at the Tulperij. At last you can enjoy the Dahlia excursion at the Tulperij. This excursion is included in the price! Get ready to be amazed and enjoy this wonderful bike ride full of stunning spots and coziness!

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