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The Hague: Hop-on Hop-off Tourist Tram

1. The Hague: Hop-on Hop-off Tourist Tram

See the highlights of The Hague with full-day access to the hop-on hop-off tram. Jump on and off the tram as much as you like, stopping by the Houses of Parliament, Peace Palace, the beach of Scheveningen, and more. You can start your journey at any of the 16 tram stops of the hop-on hop-off tram: • Stop 1 (2511 BL Den Haag): Centrum (10:15 AM, then every 60 minutes until 5:15 PM) • Stop 2 (2595 DC Den Haag): Centraal Station (10:20 AM, then every 60 minutes until 5:20 PM) • Stop 3 (2511 VB Den Haag): Korte Voorhout (10:22 AM, then every 60 minutes until 5:22 PM) • Stop 4 (2514 EM Den Haag): Kneuterdijk (10:24 AM, then every 60 minutes until 5:24 PM) • Stop 5 (2514 JH Den Haag): Mauritskade (10:26 AM, then every 60 minutes until 5:26 PM) • Stop 6 (2518 BD Den Haag): Vredespaleis/Peace Palace (10:29 AM, then every 60 minutes until 5:29 PM) • Stop 7 (2585 JZ Den Haag): World Forum (10:32 AM, then every 60 minutes until 5:32 PM) • Stop 8 (2584 SX Den Haag): Keizerstraat (10:36 AM, then every 60 minutes until 5:36 PM) • Stop 9 (2586 KV Den Haag): Scheveningseslag/Beelden aan Zee (10:38 AM, then every 60 minutes until 5:38 PM) • Stop 10 (2586 CP Den Haag): Kurhaus (10:39 AM, then every 60 minutes until 5:39 PM) • Stop 11 (2586 HP Den Haag): Scheveningen/Zwarte Pad (10:45 AM, then every 60 minutes until 5:45 PM) • Stop 12 (2583 VP Den Haag): Statenlaan (10:55 AM, then every 60 minutes until 5:55 PM) • Stop 13 (2581 AX Den Haag): Willem de Zwijgerlaan (10:56 AM, then every 60 minutes until 5:56 PM) • Stop 14 (2517 BL Den Haag): Laan van Meerdervoort (11:01 AM, then every 60 minutes until 6:01 PM) • Stop 15 (2526 JD Den Haag): Haagse Markt / The Hague Market (11:06 AM, then every 60 minutes until 6:06 PM) • Stop 16 (2513 AL Den Haag): Gravenstraat (11:13 AM, then every 60 minutes until 6:13 PM) For the location of each stop, see the image with the map and QR code provided for the exact location.

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 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: Mauritshuis Entrance Ticket

3. The Hague: Mauritshuis Entrance Ticket

Indulge the art-lover in you at the Mauritshuis, home to the best of Dutch paintings from the Golden Age. Explore one of the most iconic buildings in the Hague, located next to the Parliament. Look out of its windows for a view of the pond.  Discover the art museum's compact, yet world-renowned collection. See more than 200 masterpieces such as Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring", "The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp" by Rembrandt, "The Goldfinch" by Fabritius, and "The Bull" by Potter on permanent display. Appreciate the collection's rich variety, with genre paintings by Jan Steen, landscapes by Jacob van Ruisdael, still lifes by Adriaen Coorte, and portraits by Rubens. Admire the 17th-century monument's historic yet intimate interior, with its silken wall coverings, sparkling chandeliers, and monumental painted ceilings. Stay as long as you wish and visit the museum at your own pace. Allow around 1.5 hours, which is the average visit duration. Visit the restaurant and coffee shop, purchase some souvenirs, or visit the temporary exhibition. From July 9 to August 28, explore Hello Vermeer!, an interactive exhibition for all the family. The exhibition will take you to the world of seventeenth-century Delft, where you can discover everything you ever wanted to know about world-famous painter Johannes Vermeer. Dressing up, puzzles, films – there’s a host of things to do. See Vermeer’s masterpieces for real, and make your own version of one of his paintings at the Art Workshop, which will be offering sessions for kids aged 3 to 12 throughout the summer holiday.

From Amsterdam: Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague Full-Day Tour

4. From Amsterdam: Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague Full-Day Tour

See the best of Holland on a day-long tour that includes a visit to Rotterdam, and the old port with its charming yellow houses. Take a river cruise, visit the food market, stop in Delft and tour The Hague. Begin your tour with a drive to Rotterdam, famous for its modern architecture. During the city tour, drive along the banks of the river Maas, to the old port and the remarkable yellow cube houses. Embark on an amazing 1-hour river cruise and then visit the famous food market. Continue on to Delft for lunch (not included) and a visit to the Royal Delft Manufactory, the last remaining Dutch ceramic factory from the 17th century. Take a city tour of The Hague, where you will see the beautiful Houses of Parliament, the working palace of the Dutch king, and the Peace Palace. The last stop, before heading back to Amsterdam, will be at the miniature town Madurodam.

Scheveningen, The Hague: Sea Life Entry Ticket

5. Scheveningen, The Hague: Sea Life Entry Ticket

Take a fascinating journey from Dutch rivers to the ocean depth through 15 themed zones. Come nose-to-nose with incredible seahorses, rays, sharks, and hundreds of tropical fish. Meet the playful otter Max and the penguins. Come watch one of the animal feeding sessions.

The Hague: Escher in The Palace Museum Ticket

6. The Hague: Escher in The Palace Museum Ticket

Get discounted entry to Escher in Het Paleis, a permanent exhibition dedicated to the world-famous artist M.C. Escher, whose art startled millions of people all over the world. The collection is housed in the former Winter Palace of Queen Mother Emma of the Netherlands and is the only public building in The Hague where the original royal ambience has been maintained. See almost all of the works of the Dutch artist, including the 7-meter long Metamorphosis III, an enormous woodcut displayed in a non-conventional way that let’s you experience Escher combining time and space as an organic unity. Escher instills a sense of wonder, fascinating young and old alike. The exhibition includes famous “impossible” prints, such as “Day and Night”, where the Dutch landscape appears to morph into a flock of birds, and the famous “Climbing and Descending” depicting rows of people perpetually ascending and descending a flight of stairs. Located on the second floor of The Palace is the interactive exhibition “Looking as Escher Does” where as well as doing puzzles with your eyes, you can unravel some of Escher’s mysteries with your hands.

The Hague: Oranjehotel World War II Prison Entrance Ticket

7. The Hague: Oranjehotel World War II Prison Entrance Ticket

Discover the history of the Netherlands' Nazi occupation at the Oranjehotel. For over 250 prisoners, this was their final destination: they were sentenced to death and executed by firing squad. With the help of your audioguide, listen to the impressive stories of the prisoners, illustrated by documents and photographs, and told in interviews and audio fragments. Hear moving stories of injustice, hunger, and insecurity, but also stories of hope, solidarity, and faith in freedom. During your visit, learn about the history of the building and the rise of the resistance. Discover what life was really like for prisoners and learn more about the disruption causeed to their families and the consequences this had after the war.

Scheveningen: LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Entry Ticket

8. Scheveningen: LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Entry Ticket

Enjoy a fun-filled visit to the LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre in Scheveningen. Discover the 7 different zones of the park and take a ride through LEGO® city in the Fantasy Express. Reach for the stars in the 4D Cinema, build with the girls from LEGO Friends, and explore the LEGO® NINJAGO® Training Zone and train to become a real ninja! Explore the DUPLO® Park and Pirate Island and in between stop for a drink and a snack in the Café. At the end of your visit, stroll through the LEGO Shop with exclusive LEGO sets and items. Summer event: Pirateweeks from July 9 - September 4th 2022

The Hague Highlights: Bike Tour

9. 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: Classic Cars Louwman Museum Entry

10. The Hague: Classic Cars Louwman Museum Entry

The Louwman Museum is home to the world’s oldest private collection of motor cars, compiled by two generations of the Louwman family. The museum dates back to 1934 and now comprises over two hundred and fifty antique and classic motor cars. Experts regard the collection as one of the most beautiful in the world. The museum exudes passion. Each car has its own story to tell, its own contribution to history. The motor car is a mirror of culture. The collection is housed in a purpose-built museum in The Hague, the city where P.W. Louwman established his Dodge and Chrysler import company. The building, designed by American architect Michael Graves, blends in sympathetically with its historic surroundings. The landscape gardens, designed by Lodewijk Baljon, complement the architecture of the building.

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based on 315 reviews

What a great tour, well worth the money. The sites visited, the time we got to walk around on our own at every stop, the info given by the main guide that was with us as well as the guides at the stops were all just great! We stopped at least once in all three cities; Hague, Delft, and Rotterdam.

Our guide was very friendly and well informed, and provided a good all round sense of the city and its history. Though English was her third language - she spoke naturally and well.

Nice view, perfect information with regard to the building and town. This is a perfect hour on a trip to the hague!

A great full day tour visiting various places. Enough time spent in each place and our guide Pedro waw great!

It’s a really fun park ! This was a nice experience and a fun way to discover the Netherlands !