The famous seaside resort of Scheveningen next to The Hague is not only known for its beautiful beach, the Kurhaus and the boulevard, but since 2003 also for the fairy tales of Tom Otterness. In total, we can find 23 sculpture groups on the boulevard. What puts Tom Otternessaside from the crowd is the ability to combine humour with deeply serious insights. At first glance, his cartoonish figures are always amusing, fun, playful, entertaining. But his art is, however, often highly political and even with the most innocent looking themes the observant viewer will notice details with strong deeper meanings. We will see this in the 23 known and lesser-known fairy tales that are portrayed. While walking over the boulevard and discovering the famous work of Otterness, we will also see some other part of the seaside resort Scheveningen. We will start the tour at the nearby Kurhaus, an old spa and hotel and show the pier in Scheveningen, full of attractions, that juts hundreds of meters into the North Sea. Are you all going on a fairytale hunt with me?
Stephan is a real Dutchie, he was born in Delft (the city of Vermeer), grown up in Gouda (the cheese city), studied in Leiden (city of Rembrandt) and he lived in Rotterdam (the harbour city) before moving to our capital Amsterdam in 2006. After a career in technology as an Online Strategist, he decided to leave behind the corporate world to start guiding visitors of Amsterdam and started his own private tour agency, Amsterdam Experiences. That’s when he discovered that walking and cycling around the city with international visitors is a lot more fun than a desk job! As a guide, Stephan loves to show his virtual guests the hidden gems of Amsterdam through the eyes of a local. He has a passion for telling stories about Dutch history and culture. Stephan is very enthusiastic about the Netherlands and also guides tours in Delft, Utrecht, Rotterdam, Gouda, Leiden and Den Hague. Stephan’s tours cover a wide range of topics, whether that be sensitively tackling difficult subjects, such as Anne Frank and Jewish history of Amsterdam. However, he is equally comfortable being spontaneous, whether visiting goats in a goat farm to riding his orange flowerbike around with the flowerbike man himself. Stephan also now has tours in Belgium, covering Antwerp, Bruges and Ghent. So join him on the bike or by foot, and see the highlights of the Netherlands or even perhaps Belgium.
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to The Hague with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from The Hague. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
15 June 2021
BEST AMSTERDAM GUIDE TO FOLLOW
14 June 2021
10 June 2021
Never fails to pull the rabbit out of the hat'. Where does he get his energy from??
10 June 2021
Stephan is always a 5 star guide and this tour was no exception!
10 June 2021
Always enthusiastic & encourages me to return when possible