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De Ooievaart - Boat Tours
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Bierkade 18b, The Hague, The Netherlands
+31 70 445 1869
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Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

I'm English but I grew up in Holland about 10 minutes north of The Hague. I am fluent in Dutch so it was easy for me to translate for my wife. If you've lived here and know the language, this is a fun and interesting...More

4  Thank Chris L
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Reviewed 2 August 2015

Let's start with the description from the website: "Price for an English spoken Canal Tour ", so we paid up in the shop where you book. When getting on we were told "the tour will be in Dutch but there's an English translation book". OK,...More

4  Thank TheHoodedCrow
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

A very informative boat tour through the canals of The Hague which takes about 1.5 hours and it is an excellent way to see the city from a different perspective. The boat is open so you may want to check the weather forecast before you...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2018

The staff were lovely and very accommodating. It was an enjoyable hour (50 mins) spent slowly cruising around the canals and we learnt a lot. It’s a great way to see the city. There were only tours available in Dutch and German when we turned...More

Thank Melanie H
Reviewed 6 August 2018

An informative boat tour through the canals of Hague. Good guides and interesting stories. Lots of bridges though, and some are really low so you have to duck several times. But they do warn you about that.

Thank Lisa O
Reviewed 19 July 2018

We tried to know The Hague on a Monday, when everything is closed. So we were lucky to find that one boat tour worked on Mondays! We booked and took it. It was amazing! Full of stories over places where very famous Dutch people lived,...More

1  Thank miryamj
Reviewed 5 July 2018

This tour takes about 1.5 hours and it is a good way to see the city from another perspective. The tour guides seem to be volunteers and consequently i think the cost was less than what may be charge by fully commercial ventures. Quiet and...More

Thank wwwt56
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

On our yearly ‘day/out’, part of the programme was a tour on the canals of the Hague. Usually the tour starts at the Bierkade, but because we were such a bad g group (3 boats) they picked us up from the centre near CS. Our...More

Thank Havaki
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely knowledgeable guide and friendly skipper! She poured a lot of history, architecture and literature into 1.5 hours (we took the literary tour). Our little one enjoyed all the birds nesting under bridges and various ducks with their young. The teenager was intrigued by the...More

Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

90 minutes of touring the canals in the Hague! Great tour. The skipper and tour guide were very friendly and knowledgeable!

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

An hour and a half guided tour through the canals of The Hague . So much to learn about the city, so many interesting details and such good guided tour! Loved it all the way!

1  Thank Ada2312
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Even though the VVV Tourist Information representative pretty much screwed up the date of our reservation while booking it, the people on the pier office manage to book us on a short notice. We ended up on the Dutch language tour instead of the English...More

1  Thank ayaa1977
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Response from Havaki | Reviewed this property |
They are daily (including Sundays) and start almodt every half hour of the day. They have a very clear website.