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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..
We joined the “Food and Drink” tour with Jacqueline and very much enjoyed it. We got to discover interesting parts of The Hague which are a bit “off the beaten track” and Jacqueline made us aware also of the “small things” that are worth pointing out, joining the big historic events with everyday life of the inhabitants of The Hague. She is a very knowledgeable guide and shares her knowledge in an enthusiastic yet measured way, putting everything in the historical context, which we found extremely helpful.
Thank you for a very interesting walk. I look forward to doing more with you
Thank you for great Food and drink walking exploration of Den Haag. You made me want to get to know the city better.
It was a true pleasure to go on a World War II tour of The Hague with Jacqueline. She is incredibly knowledgeable and I enjoyed the tour from start to finish. It was lovely to meet others in the group from many different countries and I found the time on the tour to be incredibly interesting and thought provoking. It was so nice to walk through the beautiful city of the Hague and learn of the history. A truly wonderful experience that I would recommend to anyone.
Yesterday I was guided through The Hague's WW2 history by Jacqueline. This was my second such walking tour. She is very knowledgeable plus generous with her time (it was more than just two hours). I think our group of Hungarians, Chinese, Americans and one sole Australian appreciated her excellent English as well as touches of humour. My previous tour was about eating and drinking in The hague through the centuries plus history (and gossip) about the various kings and queens. All in all, a great guide.
Jacqueline is a fun, relaxed lady with massive knowledge of the city. It was a great pleasure to learn a lot of interesting stuff about our new home during WWII in such a friendly and personal manner. I recommend the walks to everyone!
It was a marvellous walk. Thank you so much. Even in the light rain, Den Haag shone!
We had amazing time during the walk"stories of the Hague". Jacqueline is presenting very useful info, such as history of the Netherlands, royal family chronology,in a very easy to understand manner. Recommend as to newcomers to the Hague so to those who are living here already.
We had a wonderful and pleasant walk in The Hague city with Jacqueline Alders as our guest. I totally comment it. I am sure going to participate in one of her future walks. Thank you Jacqueline!
A short reaction to let you know I really enjoyed the walk we made with a number of former students on the occasion of our biennial gathering, during which you enthusiastically and expertly pointed out all kinds of beautiful and historical sights in the centre of The Hague! You did this with a great deal of fervour and interest in architecture and history, so I would advise anyone to book a tour with you and enjoy The Hague in this special manner.
Jacqueline has made our friends' outing in The Hague a smashing experience. Although we had all lived in The Hague for several years, we heard quite a few things we did not know. And all this in a very relaxed and cheerful way. I have every intention of doing another tour with her, this was very moreish!
Quite confrontational, a tour guided by Jacqueline. To have worked in The Hague for years and to find that you hardly know a thing about the city. Jacqueline changes your perspective on sites and buildings you casually walked past many a time. She points out details you have never noticed before and tells the story behind those sites and buildings. This is done in a captivating, informative, well-balanced and humoristic way. We can heartily recommend Jacqueline's tours, also to people who think they already know The Hague.