Buy your tickets for our canal cruise



The Hague, a real canal city? That is hard to imagine now, in the 21st century. Yet the canals in The Hague are more than 400 years old. Today it is still largely intact. It is an undiscovered gem of The Hague that you should definitely see!

A guide is always present on board De Ooievaart. These are volunteers who share their stories with passion. They will certainly surprise you with their enthusiastic stories about The Hague’s sights. Funny anecdotes provide a light touch.


This year there will be a lot of work on and around the sailing route. This can result in an adjusted sailing route or a short walk to another boat that is waiting for you on the other side of a possible blockade.

The cruise starts at the Port Office at Bierkade 18b, The Hague. We request that you be present 15 minutes before departure.

Our boats
We have various open tour boats and a covered pull barge.
* The open canal boats are used on the canals of The Hague (Inner City Route).
* The covered boat makes cruises in the area outside the canals of The Hague (Barge Route).

The covered boat cannot make cruises on the inner city route due to the low bridges.

Inner city cruise



Discover The Hague by canal cruise!

The Hague is know as the residence of our Royal family as well as the seat of our parliament and many international organisations. But The Hague has much more to offer.

During the one and a half hour round trip around the old center of The Hague you’ll be entertained by the volunteers of our foundation ‘De Ooievaart’. These volunteers know every nook and cranny of the city and will show you the sights while the skipper expertly navigates the narrow canals.

The location of embarking of our tours are in area’s with lots of cafes and restaurants. So before or after your journey you can enjoy a drink or a meal.

Discover The Hague from the water!

The Hague is known as the city of the King and Queen, the political center and many international organizations, but the city has so much more to offer.

During one of our ninety minutes cruises around the center of The Hague, you will be taken under the wings of the volunteers of the De Ooievaart foundation, residents of The Hague who know the city like the back of their hand.

The guide will reveal your secrets about the Royal City and show you the sights.

The boarding point for our cruises is located in a lively neighborhood with many bars and restaurants.

The boarding point of our cruises is located in a neighborhood with many cafes and restaurants, so you can enjoy a wide choice of food and drinks before and / or after the cruise.

Delft cruise



Enjoying the ‘Vliet’!

In the months June till October you can travel to Delft in this unique way. Later in the day we return to The Hague also by boat.

At 11:00 hrs the boat departs from the Bierkade in The Hague for an unforgettable trip to Delft, the city of the Royal family, Vermeer and Delft blue porcelain. We will dock around 12:30 at the ‘Oostsingel’ right across from the monumental ‘Oostpoort’.

After a short delay the boat returns to The Hague at 13:00 hrs.

Both location can easily be reached by public transport.

Enjoy the Vliet!

Travel in this unique way to Delft or The Hague in the months of June to September.

The Hague to Delft
At 11:00 our boat leaves from the Bierkade in The Hague for an unforgettable trip to Delft: the city of the Oranges, Vermeer and Delft Blue.

Are you in Delft and do you want to visit our Royal City?

Delft to The Hague
At 1:00 PM the boat departs to The Hague.
You then depart from the quay, directly opposite the monumental Oostpoort in the center of Delft.

For this trip you can buy tickets on board or online.

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