As the unofficial capital of the Netherlands, The Hague has always had an attraction to secret agents, spies and shady characters. Join the The Hague Spy Walk and hear more about them and their dark secrets. Walk together with historian Edwin Ruis through pretty 'off-the-beaten-track' neighbourhoods along addresses of spies and secret services. Hear what they were up to and how they ended up.


The The Hague Spy Walk centres around spy history of the First and Second World War, with a sidestep here and there to more recent times. You will see amongst others the former house of the famous spy Mata Hari, the office of a MI6 secret agent who got trapped by the Nazis, a SS-spy school, a monument to the deadly 'England Game' between the German Abwehr and the British SOE. After this walk you will know more about the 'shady side' of The Hague.


You will like this city walk if you:

  • Are interested in history.
  • Want to know more about historical espionage in the Netherlands.
  • Love fun facts and a bit of historical gossip.
  • Enjoy a walk.
  • Want to see more of The Hague in a different way.

 Information about the The Hague Spy Walk:

  • Start: 13.00 hrs. on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
  • Duration: 2.5 to 3 hours, distance: ca. 3 KM.
  • Price: € 20 per person.
  • Necessary: healthy legs and an ov-chipcard (we will take a short tram ride and you will need to get back).

This English spoken history walk is available for groups of 6 - 15 persons. It is an option to do the tour on bicycle (on your own bike). For more information please contact me here.