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The Hague Tourist Traps: 18 reviews and 19 photos
So sorry to admit The Hague does have its own "dark areas". It still isn't that heavy as the Bronx, NY, though when the Sun kisses the ocean (Western coast side) and darkness spread out be on your alert. Ofcourse one is telling that The Hague is like the stars in the sky, it is not true!
Unique Suggestions: Criminality is getting a bigger problem for sure. Robbery, becoming agressivity, rude behaviour and even the drugs-scenes gets the upper hand at particular places. Chinatown at the center of The Hague is a relatively safe place, but just around the corner further on you could get in such a "dangerous" place ...
Fun Alternatives: Get some information (like with VVV - Toursit Information) when wanna have fun ... in all ways!
Still I see people getting fooled and, think this beautiful building is a truely medieval castle from the Middle Ages. They make a lot of pictures, admiring the classic tower and the Greek Goddess Pallas Athena, assured this is the Peace Palace. The building is the Gymnasium Haganum, built in beginning of 1900 by J. Vrijman and J. van Lokhorst in Neo-Renaissance style, with a classic tower inside...
Unique Suggestions: Well, if so ... just enjoy the beauty of this Gymnasium Haganum, you may go inside (and find out it is not the Peace Palace) to have a look ... it is worth of it!
Fun Alternatives: Donot get annoyed, you can go for a walk to the Peace Palace ... it is not that far from Gymnasium Haganum. When coming out of this "castle", turn to the left, find the Metropole (an old cinema), walk around the Metropole from left-side, and you will see the Peace Palace. For sure you have seen now both 2 beautiful buildings!
With a lot of fuss and notices the Tramtunnel of The Hague was opened on 16th of October, 2004. All The Hague people cried shame upon it, in mind the many shops which had to close its doors during the long works on the tunnel.
Unique Suggestions: So to visit the Tramtunnel just is as normal as travelling by tramline and you won't see the more than 300 million Euro costs. It is not a gorgeous Moscow tunnel, there are no extras like in Singapore ... it is just the "Tramtanic" or "Swim Tunnel", as the locals of The Hague named this project.
Fun Alternatives: Ofcourse tourist-people must make one travel by tramline to see the Tramtunnel of The Hague. Just to remember this probably is one of the most expensive tramtunnels ever built ...
Excuses, I had to remove this "Danger-Tip", because the government-authorities decided the "wheel-trap" is not of any importants anymore... though I thought this is a nice memory of those back-times ... so it be.
Traffic today is growing too fast and the cars are for now innumerable. Visitors of The Hague have to take into consideration that The Hague has a wicked parking-problem. Even the Hague residents have to buy their parking tickets and these "blue zones" (parkeer zone) has irritated a lot of visitors and tourists ... especially in the center of The Hague the traffic wardens look for tourist !!!
25 million people do pay a visit to The Hague yearly, and most of them come by car. You have to pay wherever you park your car ... if not, or crossed the parking-time, you'll get a irrevocable ticket. And the worst has been the "wheel-trap"... a strange looking yellow thing ... only to find at Amsterdam for now.
Which cost a lot of money !!!
Unique Suggestions: When so, follow the instructions on your ticket. Visit the Parking department, low your voice, temper your humour, pay the tax,... leave as quick as possible ... and take a beer around the corner. Though The Hague Government finished to leave these yellow horrors!
Visitor’s address Postal Office
2571 AA The Hague
Opening hours on workdays from 07.45 am until 04.00 pm
+31 (0)70-353 3000
More Warning - Dangers
Fun Alternatives: Park your car in the parking places (see website), or you could park the car outside The Hague in the suburbs and continue your travel by tram.
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