Spouse Program

  • WALKING TOUR THROUGH THE HAGUE
    Date: Tuesday 10.09.2013

    Meeting Point:  Departure at 9.00 at the Hilton hotel lobby
    Duration: 3 hours
    Price: Included in the Spouse Registration
    Max: 30 pax
     
    Remco Dorr , who knows The Hague perfectly, will show you around unexpected places! During the tour you will have coffee or tea and something sweet at 't Goude Hooft.  This is The Hague's oldest inn, dating back to 1423. This beautiful, historical and characteristic building radiates warmth, comfort, modern class and cosiness.

    Lunch is not included.

  • THE HAGUE - MESDAG MUSEUM
    Date: Wednesday 11.09.2013

    Meeting point: Departure at 9:00 at the Hilton hotel lobby
    Duration: 3 hours
    Price: Included in Spouse Registration
    Max: 30 pax

    Panorama Mesdag is a panorama by Hendrik Willem Mesdag.  Housed in a purpose-built museum in The Hague, the panorama is a cylindrical painting (also known as a Cyclorama) more than 14 metres high and about 40 metres in diameter (120 metres in circumference). From an observation gallery in the centre of the room the cylindrical perspective creates the illusion that the viewer is on a high sand dune overlooking the sea, beaches and village of Scheveningen in the late 19th century. A foreground of fake terrain around the viewing gallery hides the base of the painting and makes the illusion more convincing. A tour guide will guide you through the museum.

    Following this, you’ll visit the Mesdag Collection, where you can admire the exceptional 19th-century art collection of the famous seascape painter Hendrik Willem Mesdag and his wife Sientje Mesdag-van Houten. Since 1887 this collection, which contains a large number of masterworks from the French Barbizon School and the Haagse School, has been on exhibit in the delightful private museum of the Mesdag family. This tour will be guided.
     
    Lunch is not included.
  • VISIT AND WORKSHOP AT THE PORCELEYNE FLES
    Date: Thursday 12.09.2013

    Meeting Point: Departure at 9:30 at the Hilton hotel lobby
    Duration: 3,5 hours
    Price: included in the Spouse Registration
    Max: 30 pax

    The Royal Dutch Delftware Manufactory "De Porceleyne Fles", established in 1653, is the last remaining 17th-century Delftware factory. The world-famous Royal Delftware is still entirely hand-painted according to a centuries-old tradition. You will journey through the history of Blue Delft and Royal Delft and their development and production process. After visiting the museum with antique Delft pieces, you’ll have the opportunity to paint your own tile. It’s possible to create your own design or to paint the ‘classic’ Delft (blue) design. Of course you will be able to take the tile home.

    Lunch is not included.