Exploring The Hague’s Secrets with ‘Dark the Hague’

I recently went on a tour with Dark the Hague (or in Dutch, Duister Den Haag) – currently voted the top city tour of The Hague on Trip Advisor.


The tour by far exceeded my expectations purely because I’ve been on many city tours but not on one as fascinating and as culturally rich as Dark the Hague.

The thing that really caught my attention is that Dark the Hague is currently the only city tour (a walking tour to be exact) offered in The Hague at night. In fact, all other tours mostly take place on weekends and during the day. So the tours run by Dark the Hague are a great, after-dinner experience to get to know the city better. Plus, during the warmer months the sun sets much later so you still get a good idea of the facades of the city.


Moreover, the Dark the Hague tour offers a completely different experience. The tour guide won’t recite a bunch of facts as if from a history book. He or she will, on the otherhand, give you the meaty, juicy bits – mysterious stories of murder and intrigue from The Hague throughout the ages. Stories that will surely make you think twice about some of the places you may have walked past on many an occasion…


The weather sure was ominous on the Friday night I went on the tour (pretty appropriate for the stories told by the tour guide if you ask me! It definitely set the scene in many ways).


En route, you’ll learn about buildings that once had a completely different purpose…


You’ll look twice at smaller details in pure fascination…


And you’ll go down little quiet, back alleyways to discover The Hague’s best kept and most mysterious secrets.



And right in the centre of it all you’ll hear really quirky facts about some pretty famous Dutch guys (we don’t want to give it all away of course…).


You’ll also learn about a store front with a highly interesting history. Who would’ve thought?



And you’ll stand on a stone marking the death of a young Dutch girl bearing a surname that sounds quite close to the word poltergeist (or that could just be a coincidence…).


As darkness falls on The Hague, you’ll realise that this pretty little city has a dangerous and very mysterious past that is not to be overlooked! Even the smallest details hold the biggest stories…



So I urge you to experience a different side of The Hague – a side that many do not know about; a dark side filled with mysteries, murders and hidden meanings. Sign up to Dark the Hague for an unforgettable, spine-chilling tour – the very best in The Hague! And while you’re at it, don’t forget to check out the Miss Patsy Stonehenge tours for something even more unusual in this supposed city of peace and justice.


Elizabeth Joss

Elizabeth Joss is the founder and main writer at The Museum Times. She works as a university lecturer by day and is an avid travel blogger and arts and culture enthusiast by night. Elizabeth started The Museum Times out of the need to give smaller, lesser-known museums more exposure.

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