Guided Tour Archipel
The Archipel area in The Hague is worthwhile a visit. Large mansions and small courtyards within a short distance of each other. And two interesting and beautifully designed cemeteries.
During this guided tour through the Archipel district in The Hague I will tell you about this interesting 19th century extension to the city. I will show you the buildings and tell you about the architecture and the people that lived and worked here. Or are buried at the cemeteries.
your tour guide
During a guided tour through The Hague I will tell you about the origins of the city, its architecture, the people who lived there and the events that took place. I do so with great enthusiasm and I will take your interests into account. Because each group is different, each guided tour is a unique experience!
Extend the experience
You can combine each tour with a visit to one of the many places in The Hague and Scheveningen that provide food and drink. In the city center or at the beach. I will gladly give you advice in this matter.
What others experienced:
My family has lived in the Archipelbuurt for three years, and we never even knew what was across the street – in our case, a hofje! Jacqueline is a thoroughly knowledge guide. It was a privilege to learn about the origins of our home and daily environment – how else would I have known that the block of flats down the road used to be an army barracks, or that the residential neighbourhood near the church used to be used to catch migratory birds? Why do people even catch migratory birds? Luckily, with Jacqueline, all of these questions – and more – were fielded expertly. There's something reassuring, rooting, in understanding that the architect who built the houses down the street also built the Passage. Or that the Anglican church was built because the RAF (accidentally) bombed the old one. History suddenly catches up with the present, until every day you are walking through a living museum. You do not know a city until you know who built it. And you don't know who built it until you are guided through The Hague..