Guided city walks in The Hague
The Hague Guild, or Gilde Den Haag as we are known in Dutch,
is a not-for-profit foundation that has been a centre of knowledge
for the Hague area for more than thirty years. More than
forty hundred volunteers offer services, based on their
professional experience, to younger and older people,
in a variety of fields. The aim is to transfer their
knowledge and experience.
One of the longstanding activities is the
organisation of city walks led by experienced
guides. The Hague has a long history as the
administrative and government centre, as the
residence of the Royal Family (House of Orange),
and as a city where many international institutions and
embassies are located. This has led to its recognition
as International City of Peace and Justice.
The first is the so called “Residence
Walk”, which gives an exciting insight
in two historically symbiotic parts of
The Hague: the old village “Die Haghe” with
its narrow streets and the elegant area around the Knights’Hall,
which has been the administrative centre since the Middle Ages.
The Hague, International City of Peace and Justice
The second walk explores the locations that highlight the
past, present and future of “The Hague, International City
of Peace and Justice”.
Court of Almshouses Walk (not on Saturday and Sunday)
We visit several beautifully restored and still occupied
almshouses, often even unknown to born and bred residents
of the city. A history of charity in The Hague.
The maximum number of participants is 15 per guide. Each walk takes about an hour and a half, but can be shortened or extended as required. Costs are euro 5,- per person with a minimum of euro 20,- per walk.
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