The Hague attractions
The Hague has numerous attractions and museums
of which Mauritshuis and
Gemeentemuseum are the most famous.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The historic Buitenhof is a collection of buildings were built around the hunting lodge of
the counts of Holland.
The oldest parts of this medieval complex, the Ridderzaal (Knight's Hall)
and the Rolgebouw (Roll Building) situated at the rear, date from the 13-th century.
Sea Life Centre
Address: Strandweg 13, Scheveningen
phone: (070) 3542100, Open daily.
Address: Dr Lelykade 39, Scheveningen
phone: (070) 3502528, Open daily.