The Hague walk with an architect

Den Haag, Netherlands

Experience hosted by Виктория

90 mins, Hosted in Russian, English and Dutch
Bring the whole family
For kids 2 and up.

What you'll do

In 2021 the Binnenhof closes for restoration for 5.5 years.
I want to tell you about the upcoming restoration, about the history and architecture of Binnenhof.

Binnenhof has been the center of political life in Holland for many centuries and is the oldest parliamentary complex in Europe. It is 800 years old.
The Binnehof complex houses the General States (Parliament of the Netherlands), the Senate, the cabinet of Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Ridderzaal, the Dutch State Council, the Ministry of General Affairs of the Netherlands, and the Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery.

During our walk around the Binnenhof complex, I will tell you about the modern political life of Holland, the history of the adoption of the constitution, about important historical events, the prominent political figures and the historical connection between Russia and the Netherlands.

I will show you the place of executions and torture, the famous prison, which is now a museum. I’ll tell you about the most terrible event that shocked the whole of Europe and is the darkest spot in the history of Holland.

We continue our walk to the Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, where the famous painting by Jan Vermeer “Girl with a Pearl Earring” hangs, it is called the Dutch Mona Lisa.

I will show you where the Queen of the Netherlands and the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg Anne Pavlovna lived. I will tell you about the secrets of the royal family and show where Willem-Alexander works.
Other things to note
Please maintain a distance of at least 1.5 meters.
In 2021 the Binnenhof closes for restoration for 5.5 years.
I want to tell you about the upcoming restoration, about the history and architecture of Binnenhof.

Binnenhof has been the center of political life in Holland for many centuries and is the oldest parliamentary complex in Europe. It is 800 years old.
The Binnehof complex houses the General States (Parliament of the Netherlands), the Senate, the cabinet of Prime Minist…

Meet your host, Виктория

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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I am an architect. I have been living in The Hague for 10 years. I am familiar with the political system in Holland, including of the founding history. I know the history of the city and modern life from the inside. It my pleasure to show the city to tourists and the local people too from a different perspective.
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From £81 per group
Private groups only
From £81 per group
From £81 per group
Private groups only
From £81 per group
From £81 per group
Private groups only
From £81 per group

Where you'll be

We will walk around the new City Hall. The building, built by world-famous American architect Richard Meyer, is also called the Ice Palace. I will tell you about the architecture, philosophy and purpose of this building.
Then we will go to the historic Binnenhof complex, the Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and the Nordeinde Palace. Take a walk along the most beautiful street of palaces.

Rated 4.80 out of 5 from 5 reviews.

Gabriel
August 2021
This was a great tour of The Hague. Both our tour guides were exceptional and accomodating and they shared with us wonderful stories of the city. We would definitely recommend this complete tour to anyone visiting.
Geoff
March 2020
Great tour! Iskander and Viktoriya were very knowledgeable about the architecture and history of the area. Don't just stay in Amsterdam, come check out The Hague on your next trip! There is a nice gift shop with coffee and snacks at the start and a busy street with cafes and such at the last stop. Very impressed.
Judith
June 2021
All political highlights are in. Very knowledgeable guide. Interesting tour
Lucy
February 2020
A great tour - informative and personalised
Bernard
February 2020
A very cozy trip into the heart of the city. I really recommend for insights from history to architecture.

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    11:30 - 13:00
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  • Thu, 11 Nov
    11:30 - 13:00
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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

face masks