Den Haag Walk est un sentier en boucle de 11.9 kilomètres situé près de La Haye, Hollande-Méridionale en Pays-Bas. Le sentier longe un lac et sa difficulté est évaluée comme facile. Le sentier est principalement utilisé pour la marche.

Distance: 11.9 km Dénivelé: 81 m Type d'itinéraire: Boucle



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Along Ministries, Galleries and Palaces- a city walk in The Hague. Perhaps a better walk in the village, because The Hague has never acquired the city rights they wanted so badly. The Hague used to be a hunting ground for the nobles; later those men also went to live there. The Haagse Beek then and there still flowed (Via Sportlaan, Vredespaleis and ends up in the Hofvijver!). After Amsterdam and Rotterdam, The Hague became the third city in the Netherlands, with the remarkable occurrence that The Hague fulfills metropolitan functions, namely: Government Center and Royal Residence. And you notice that well, because The Hague is chic, and bursting with civil servants. With its mix of modern architecture, lots of greenery and very old buildings, The Hague is a beautiful city to walk into. It starts immediately at Central Station. An immense (for Dutch standards then) buildings complex of ministries. A glass front for VROM, the Hoftoren for Education, the pointed roofs of Public Health. The whole thing ends in Richard Meier's huge white town hall (Ice Palace), where the galleries were so high that some people from the WW were crashing down. After this architectural "tree", the walk starts, starting at the Nieuwe Kerk, through the old The Hague. When the rich Jews were exterminated in WWII, many Chinese settled in the Jewish quarter. There are so many of them that there is a real China town with many shops and street signs with Chinese symbols. The Hague becomes chic via the dirtiest street in the Netherlands (Stille Veerkade). Via the Haagse Bluf (with only building imitations of many styles), you arrive in the Passage, the oldest shopping center in the Netherlands. It dates from 1885 and has been extended repeatedly for all those people with a big purse. On the Noordeinde, where the Majesty also works, you will find one gallery after the other with masterpieces by famous painters. Especially enter nr154 and ask if you can enter the garden. Magnificent. Arriving at the Zeestraat (the old road to Scheveningen) (here is also the famous Panorama Mesdag), you pass a huge pedestal with some images reminiscent of the foundation of the kingdom of the Netherlands (1813). In this peripheral area of The Hague along embassies and avenues you come to the Mallemolen. An unexpected courtyard complex, where you can roam, but where it constantly ends. The complex was built at the time to house Napoleon's soldiers. Via the canals that Prince Mauris had constructed for (never used) defense and the Ministry of Finance, you arrive at the Voorhout. A beautiful avenue annex square with Hotel des Indes, and the Palace (now museum). A permanent sculpture exhibition can be admired in the summer. To conclude, walk through the Hofvijver and the Gevangenpoort (yes, that of the de Wit brothers), to the heart of Dutch democracy: Parliament. The States General have been meeting here since time immemorial. Originally Brussels, Antwerp and Middelburg were the meeting centers, since 1585 The Hague has been the place where it all happens. The republic was celebrating its heyday here, with Jan and de Pet having nothing to say. It was the nobility, the clergy and the well-to-do citizen (men only) who were in charge. The man from the street was only good for disturbances, such as in 1672 when the De Wit brothers were lynched in front of the Gevangenpoort. The Binnenhof used to be a fortress. The knight's hall dates back to the 12th century and was actually a party hall. The Majesty is now reading her imposed MP work on the third Tuesday of September, on which the ministers met in the Treveszaal (1697). In short, if you also take the Mauritshuis (near the tower of the MP) with top works by the Dutch Masters, you have a worthy decision from the Hague village walk.

4 months ago

Very pleasant, scenic and historic walk. Many interesting sights and historic buildings