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Drs. Kees Kaldenbach - Private Guide in Amsterdam

 Member Since 2005 

The Hague in art and politics

Culture and History tour in The Hague

Tour Price : $2-3 Duration : 200-300 hours Languages: Dutch, English, German, also with a translator in Japanese and other languages Discount: 10% discount already factored in.

 

The Hague is the third largest city in the Netherlands, after Amsterdam and Rotterdam. It is the seat of government and ministeries - even though Amsterdam is the capital of Netherlands. 

The embassy row area is also fascinating with all the great stories about the power play, conflicts and egos of the ambassadors in their carriages with large numbers of footmen. Parliament houses and courts are also located near by. The new town hall is a modern sparkling building designed by Richard Meier - with a vast atrium as large as a cathedral. The white color of the whole building and the modern design is stunning and simply takes your breath away.

Very high quality paintings are in Royal collection of paintings, Mauritshuis. This museum houses three Vermeer paintings and artworks by great artists like Rembrandt, Hals and his contemporaries. We can find out even more about the history of The Hague through the Haags Historisch Museum which presents an entertaining history of the city from the medieval times to the present.

The Hague also boasts the displays of fine art and design in the Gemeentemuseum. Here we can marvel at the largest collection in the world of Mondrian paintings and paintings and design of De Stijl movement - and other forms of art such as pottery, design, musical instruments, and clothing.

On a hot summer's day all of this is a good prelude before plunging in the nearby sea with fine sandy beaches for an extra outing. 

 

Tour prices may vary according to number of hours, starting point and group size. Children are very welcome, by the way. I usually take groups with 2 to 10 persons.

You may meet me in The Hague. Alternatively you can join me from Amsterdam by train. Extra cost: tram or bus tickets.

 

 

Additional information

Tour information:
Tour Price: $2-3
Duration: 200-300 hours
Group Size: 1-7 tourists
Languages: Dutch, English, German, also with a translator in Japanese and other languages
Tour package includes:
Airport Transfer :NO
Hotel pick-up:NO
Drop-off :NO
Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):NO
Food and Drinks :NO
Other services (fees apply):
Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :NO
Translation services :YES
Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :NO
Visa support :NO
Additional information:
This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :NO
Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :NO
Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :YES
This Tour is Kid Friendly :YES