Boat trips

Ooievaart canal tour The Hague

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<span style="font-size: 12.8px;">Discover the lovely canals of The Hague during the&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">boat tour&nbsp;of the Ooievaart! Every day from April till September, the Ooievaart takes you in an open boat t</span><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">hrough old and new parts of the city centre. </span><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">The English spoken canal tour</span><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;starts at the Bierkade and takes approximately 1,5 hours.&nbsp;</span><br style="font-size: 12.8px;" />
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<strong>The canals of The Hague&nbsp;</strong><br />
<span style="font-size: 12.8px;">Few people know that The Hague has&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">400 years old</span><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;canals. Actually, t</span><span style="font-size: 12.8px;"><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">he city is circled by typical Dutch canals.&nbsp;</span>They were created for the city's defences around 1612.&nbsp;Just like in Amsterdam, a boat trip on the canals will show you the city's&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">historical and cultural richness and diversity.<br />
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<strong>Ooievaart boat trip&nbsp;</strong><br style="font-size: 12.8px;" />
<span style="font-size: 12.8px;">The Ooievaart takes you through old and new parts of The Hague, under bridges and through tunnels. During the&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">1,5 hour boat&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">tour&nbsp;you will see&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">the Royal Stables and Gardens, the Old Church and&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">government buildings.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">You will also see the former houses of famous Dutch historical figures such as the 17th century artists Paulus Potter, Jan Steen and Jan van Goyen and the Jewish Pantheist Benedict (Baruch) Spinoza.</span><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">Enjoy the beautiful locations, while the volunteers of the Ooievaart passionately divulge the treasures of the city, the Netherlands and its inhabitants.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">Sometimes you have to duck to get under low ancient bridges, which makes the boat trip an adventurous and interactive activity.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">Immerse yourself in the journey and get to know The Hague from a different perspective!</span><br style="font-size: 12.8px;" />
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<strong>Schedules</strong><br />
Every day from Spring to Fall, the Ooievaart organizes canal tours in The Hague. In the period from May until September, there are English spoken tours every day at 15:00&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12.8px;">hours. The tour starts at the Harbour Office ('Havenkantoor') and takes approximately 1,5 hours. The tour also ends at the Bierkade.<br />
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<strong>Booking&nbsp;</strong><br />
It 's recommended to book in advance. You can either call&nbsp;070-4451869 (option 1), buy a ticket online or at The Hague Info Store (Spui 68).&nbsp;All year round you can hire a boat for your own group (up to 30 persons) with its own captain and an experienced guide.<br />
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<strong>Directions </strong><br />
The Ooievaart's office is located at Bierkade near Stationsweg in the centre of The Hague. Bierkade is a five-minute walk from Den Haag Hollands Spoor railway station and ten minutes from Central Station. Various trams and buses also stop in the vicinity.&nbsp;<br />


Dates and Times

11 May 1 November
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
In de periode april t/m oktober is het kantoor geopend van maandag t/m vrijdag van 09:30-17:00 uur, zaterdag van 10:00-16:00 uur en zondag van 10:00 -15:00 uur.
In de periode van november t/m maart is het kantoor geopend van maandag t/m vrijdag van 10:00-15:00 uur.
Normaal € 12,50
Kinderen € 8,50