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Prison Gate Museum (Gevangenpoort) Tours

Prison Gate Museum (Gevangenpoort)
The Prison Gate Museum (Gevangenpoort) is the former prison of the Court of Holland. Beginning in 1428, and continuing throughout its 400 year history, it housed famous and not so famous criminals. It had a reputation as a place of misery, where prisoners were regularly punished in the torture chamber and locked up in dreary dark and frigid cells, awaiting questioning and trial.

Visitors to the medieval building can see the Museum’s collection of punishment and torture devices. Some rooms can be visited independently when visiting the Prison Gate Museum, but others, such as the cell complex, can only be seen when on a guided tour.  During the tour, visitors learn about life in prison, escapes, more famous residents and the brutal punishments. Because of the gruesome nature of the history, the Prison Gate Museum is not recommended for children under the age of 9.

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On weekdays, tours run every hour starting at 10:45 a.m., and on weekends they start at 12:45 p.m. An English-language tour takes place every Sunday afternoon, as well as daily in the summer. No reservations are needed, and the museum is closed on Mondays. 
Address: Buitenhof 33 2513 AH Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands
Hours: Weekdays: tours every hour starting at 10:45 a.m. Weekends: tours every hour starting at 12:45 p.m.
Admission: Adults E 7,50; Children Under 13 E 5,50
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Walking Audio Tour of the Historical Heart of The Hague

Walking Audio Tour of the Historical Heart of The Hague

On this self-guided GPS audio tour you'll see the beautiful old city centre, where kings reign and some of the world's most famous art is displayed. We'll begin our journey at the Mauritshuis and find out how The Hague grew from a small settlement to the centre of political power in the Netherlands, and end the tour with a stroll along the country's most famous avenue. Along the way, we'll stop by a square that was the site of many executions, a notorious former prison, and I'll point out the best fish-shack in town. The Hague forms a rich part of the Netherlands' history and the characters that people it. Join me to uncover some of these people and their stories. The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
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Private Tour: The Hague Walking Tour Including Peace Palace Visitors Center

Private Tour: The Hague Walking Tour Including Peace Palace Visitors Center

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Discover the historical highlights and cultural delights of The Hague on a private walking tour of the resplendent city. With a knowledgeable guide, visit architectural gems like the Tower of Rutte and Noordeinde Palace, and delve into the city’s rich history with visit’s to the Prison Gate Museum and City Hall. Admire the grandeur of the Parliament buildings around the Binnenhof, the city’s cultural heart and conclude your tour by paying a visit to the Peace Palace visitors center. Relish the flexibility of this private tour while receiving the undivided attention of your guide.
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Highlights of The Hague Private Bicycle Tour

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Our guides are knowledgable, enthusiastic locals who love their city and love to share it's highlights and secrets with you. After this tour you've learned a lot more about The Hague and it's people and culture. Also, our guides will have provided you with lots of inspiration of things to do and places to go during the rest of your stay! It's our aim to show the highlights, the hotspots and some hidden local secrets. Do you have any special requests? During this private tour there is a lot of room for customization, so if there are certain spots you want to skip or spend extra time, just tell the guide in advance!
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Highlight tour The Hague With Guide

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Book a fun tour at Gravin Events in The Hague. Our enthusiastic guides are happy to welcome you and tell the nicest and nicest stories about The Hague. Our guides show you the way in The Hague.
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Self-Guided Interactive Walking Tour of The Hague

Self-Guided Interactive Walking Tour of The Hague

Price per group of 2-6 people. Within 2 hours the Qula The Hague City Trail will guide you along the best spots in The Hague, while playing fun riddles and assignments on your smartphone. Try to set a top score with family or friends and explore the city. There are no fixed starting times or reservations, you pick your own day and time. The Trail is available 24/7 and there is no time limit - you can start, pause and stop whenever it suits you! It's offered in multiple languages (Eng, Ger, Fr, Ned, Sp, It and more). The Qula City Trail is great fun and the most affordable outing for families and groups of friends. How does it work? With your booking, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to play the Trail on your smartphone. Android or IPhone compatible. Once at the starting point, you begin your quest through the city, it's that easy!
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Historical Royal Walking Tour in The Hague

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I am going to take u back in time, where The Hague was founded. What is the history of the Netherlands, and what role did The Hague have in the history. How did the Dutch royal family came to power and what role do they play in current Holland. These and other stories will be told during the walking tour. The Hague is beautifull and rich in history. A lot of the landmarks are still here. With a guided walking tour u not only know the story behind the buildings but also what the function is today. History of The Hague is Dutch history and I would love to tell u all about it. We walk with small or private groups to have some interaction and flexibilty in the tour. I like to adjust the tour according to the group. I also arrange water and some snacks to have a great morning or afternoon.
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What are Prison Gate Museum (Gevangenpoort) hours of operation?
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Prison Gate Museum (Gevangenpoort) hours of operation: Weekdays: tours every hour starting at 10:45 a.m. Weekends: tours every hour starting at 12:45 p.m.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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