Museums in The Hague
The Hague and close region features some thirty museums.
Some enjoy international fame, others are less well-known.
Art museums such as the Gemeentemuseum and the Mauritshuis add atmosphere to the city,
together with the Historical Museum, the Mesdag Museum,
Gallery of Prince William V. and many others.
The mansion of Johan Maurits, governor-general of
Dutch Brazil, Count of Nassau Siegen, arose in about 1640. The collection
consists of masterpieces from the Dutch Golden Age, including paintings by
Vermeer, Rembrandt and Potter.
Address: Korte Vijverberg 8, 2513 AB The Hague
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
The Gemeentemuseum (municipal museum) owns an extensive
collections of modern art, the applied arts,
fashion and music. The modern art collection provides
an overview of developments in the fine arts
since the early 19th century
Address: Haags Gemeentemuseum Stadhouderslaan 41, Den Haag
Museum Bredius Den Haag
Dr. Abraham Bredius was an art historian and art collector as well as director of the Mauritshuis.
On his death in 1946, he bequeathed his vast collection of 17-th century art to the city of Den Haag.
The museum now features a collection of silver, china and paintings.
Address: Lange Vijverberg 14, Den Haag
Historical Museum Den Haag
The museum is housed in a monumental 17-th century edifice.
Numerous paintings and objects from the museum's collection illustrate the history
of more than seven centuries of The Hague.
Address: Haags Historisch Museum, Korte Vijverberg 14, Den Haag
Miniature city Madurodam, all of Holland in just one city.
The canal houses of Amsterdam, the Alkmaar cheese market and parts of the Delta Works,
all replicated in minute detail on a 1:25 scale. All is set in beautiful gardens.
Address: George Maduroplein 1, 2584 RZ The Hague
Contact: Tel: 0031 (0)70 - 416.24.00 Fax: 0031 (0)70 - 351.21.85
Museon - Museum of popular science
Address: Stadhouderslaan 37, Den Haag.
Contact: Tel. 070 - 33.81.338
Museum Het Paleis
It was Prince Hendrik's residence and later Queen Emma's
winter palace. Since 1992 the classical, 18th building
on the Lange Voorhout has housed regular exhibitions by the
Gemeentemuseum that link up with its varied collections.
Museum of Literature (Letterkundig Museum)
Address: Prins Willem-Alexanderhof 5, 2595 BE Den Haag
Web: www.letmus.nl (Dutch only)
Museum voor Communicatie
The Museum for Communication focuses on communications, the latest
developments in the fields of post and telephone, but also postal stamps and
Web: www.muscom.nl (Dutch only)
The museum reflects the history of the present day
TNO Physics and Electronics Laboratory since 1927.
Address: Museum Waalsdorp, P.O. Box 96864, 2509 JG The Hague
Panorama Mesdag is a cylindrical painting, more than 14 meters high and 120 meters in circumference.
The Panorama Mesdag is a grand work of art in the style of The Hague School
and an important art treasure. The rooms leading to the Panorama house a fine collection
of oil paintings and water colours by Mesdag and his wife.
Address: Zeestraat 65, 2518 AA Den Haag
Prison and torture rooms.
Address: Buitenhof 33, 2513 AH The Hague
Phone +31 -(0)70 3460861, Fax +31 -(0)70 3614262
The centre for visual arts is the vital center of contemporary visual arts in
The Hague, The activities vary from public art,
exhibitions, subsidies and studios, lectures to maintaining a library
Address: Spui 193-195, 2511 BN The Hague
Telephone +31 - (0)70 365.8985, Fax +31 - (0)70.361.7962
The Hague Public Transport Museum
(Haags Openbaar Vervoer Museum) The Hague Public Transport Museum shows
the history of the public transport in the Hague and its surroundings.
Address: Ter Borchstraat 7, 2525 XG Den Haag
Contact:Phone: 070 - 445 1559, Fax: 070 - 445 0472
The specific rural character of the former agricultural village of Loosduinen
is preserved in ‘De Korenschuur’ Museum located in the original granary built in 1895, near a mill.
Address: Marg. v. Hennebergweg 2A, 2552BA Loosduinen
Contact: Tel/ Fax: 070-39.73.342
Web: www.loosduinsmuseum.nl (Dutch only)
Address: Hobbemastraat 120, 2526 JS Den Haag
Contact: Tel. 070-3898186, Fax 070-3895886
Address: Middel Broekweg 154, 2675 KL Honselersdijk