Day of The Hague History
The free Day of The Hague History (Dag van de Haagse Geschiedenis) takes place on Saturday, 14 April. Take part in one of the many activities and discover the rich history of The Hague.
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More than 30 museums, historical institutes and volunteer groups are participating in the Day of The Hague History. They will organise all kinds of activities such as tours, lectures, boat trips and city walks.
This year organisers are making an effort to include non-Dutch speakers, with more than 30 activities for English-speaking people. Meanwhile children can take part in all kinds of fun activities and workshops like making your own goose board game, angling for rubber duckies and taking a duck face photo in the VW bus.
All English-language activities can be found on the website of the event.
Plein: main location
The main location for the day is the Plein where you can visit a historical market, pick up tickets for activities, enjoy a snack and listen to live music by De Règâhs. The children can take a ride on a swan whirligig.
The participating organisations will present themselves there in the information market. Starting at 11.00 hrs. you can collect your tickets at the various booths to take part in some of the (mostly) free events on a first-come first-served basis.
The organised walks and (boat) tours take between 30 minutes and 1 hour. Check the programme for exact details.
The Hague Municipal Archives has been organising this event for more than a decade now. Its goal is to acquaint all residents of The Hague with the city’s rich history. Participating organisations will pool their resources to inform the public about the many different historical facets of The Hague.
This year’s theme is ‘Strange birds’, a reference to the storks which have been part of The Hague since the Middle Ages. It is also a reference to all the people from faraway lands who have made their home in The Hague and Scheveningen over the last few centuries.
The day’s programme lasts from 11.00 to 16.00 hrs. on Saturday, 14 April.
The day is mostly free of charge, but some activities will charge a small fee. Make sure you pick up your tickets at the stalls of the participating organisaitons on the Plein. For the children’s activities you can pick up a free ‘strippenkaart’ at the information booth of The Hague Municipal Archives or at Cafe Het Kippenhok in the big tent.
Take a look at the full programme on www.dagvandehaagsegeschiedenis.nl