Today you are being thrown to death with ghost stories, we know one from the Haagse Bos. In that forest lies the hill with the sinister nickname ‘blood hill’. What happened there? We’ll tell you:

The hill has this nickname of course, that comes because of the bloody history!

Duel

Many duels were fought on this hill in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The adventurer Casanova even stood there. There he fought a duel for the honor of his beloved Teresa Imer.

Execution

Not only did duels spill blood on this hill, it was also used as an execution site. Soldiers were especially punished here.

Source: Forester Mark Kras, The Hague Speech

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