The Hague – International City of Music in the 18th Century 

Incorporating the results of more than a decade of scholarly research and musical exploration, The Hague’s Baroque orchestra, The New Dutch Academy (NDA), and its conductor Simon Murphy have developed a new app and musical walking tour bringing the richly international, 18th century musical traditions of The Hague to life. 

Featuring beautifully engraved historical maps, 18th century paintings and the NDA’s world première recordings of symphonic music by composers at The Hague’s 18th century court of Orange, the app offers an up-to-date, engaging, multi-media guided tour of The Hague’s 18th century vibrant cultural scene. 

Presenting newly discovered information, the app makes this valuable musical heritage of the Netherlands accessible to the general public for the very first time.

Download the app (free) here:

iTunes (Apple mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad). In Dutch.

Google Play (Android mobile devices, such as Samsung products). In Dutch

The Walking Tour can also be made non-digitally:

Download the map and walking tour route (as a pdf from issuu – share, download and print). In Dutch. 

Download the walking tour information booklet (as a pdf from issuu – share, download and print). In Dutch. In English. Download the Dutch map above to complete your set.

This booklet has background information as well as extensive information on each location on the tour and is the same, complete text as contained in the app. 

This information is also available at the Museum Shop of the Hague Historical Museum, in ready printed form, in Dutch. 

Watch the app and walking tour trailer

Check out the app flyer. In Dutch.

Press Information: In Dutch. In English. 

The information in the app and walking tour has been researched and compiled by conductor Simon Murphy and historian Corry Klugkist. The app has been developed together with partners MDL Solutions and graphic designer Crisja Ran. Other project partners include the Gemeente Archief, BNG Cultuurfonds, Rabobank Stimuleringfonds Den Haag en Omgeving and the Haags Historisch Museum.