Canals of The Hague
The Hague used to be a real canal city, with numerous boats discharging goods at the city’s inland ports for sale on the many local markets. However, the absence of a river in The Hague worked against the favour of the currents. Waste sank to the bottom of the canals, and the stench soon became unbearable. Many of the canals were therefore filled in between 1640 and 1910. Thankfully, enough canals still remain for the Ooievaart to offer you a wonderful boat trip through and around the centre of The Hague.
Experience a canal trip through The Hague and buy tickets online or on location at Wagenstraat 193. Make sure to specify the language you want spoken during the boat trip (Dutch, English, German or Spanish). You might even consider renting a boat if you’re part of a larger group.