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Museums in The Hague

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Designed by architect H.P. Berlage, Gemeentemuseum is a pinnacle of modern architecture. The museum features interesting exhibitions throughout the year focusing on visual arts and crafts and fashion, but is primarily known for the work of Mondriaan. In addition to his early, realistic works the collection also includes his piece de resistance ‘Victory Boogie Woogie’. The museum owns one of the largest and finest collections of Delft pottery in the world. Featuring famous blue-white Delft to richly coloured pieces and simply plates to imaginative tulip vases: the style rooms contain a comprehensive overview of the captivating history of four centuries of Delft pottery.

Stadhouderslaan 41
2517 HV Den Haag

Museum de Gevangenpoort

The Gevangenpoort tells the thrilling tale of crime and punishment in days gone by. Since 1882, the medieval prison has operated as a museum. It lies across the Hofvijver, close to the Binnenhof.

Buitenhof 33
2513 AH Den Haag – city centre

Haags Historisch Museum

The Historical Museum of The Hague tells you the story of The Hague, about its government and inhabitants. Temporary exhibitions with a Hague twist are shown.

Korte Vijverberg 7
2513 AB Den Haag – city centre

Louwman Museum/Dutch Motor Museum

The Louwman Museum is home to the world’s oldest private collection of classic cars, compiled by two generations of the Louwman family. More than 2000 cars from the period 1886 until today and a collection of car art consisting of paintings, sculptures and posters.

Leidsestraatweg 57
2594 BB Den Haag – Haagse Hout

De Mesdag Collectie

The Mesdag Collection houses an exceptional array of 19th-century paintings by French and Dutch masters, assembled by renowned marine painter Hendrik Willem Mesdag and his wife Sientje van Houten.

Laan van Meerdervoort 7f
2517 AB Den Haag – city centre

Panorama Mesdag

The largest painting of The Netherlands is painted by one of the most famous painters of The Hague School, Hendrik Willem Mesdag. The cylindrical painting portrays Scheveningen as it looked in 1881 and evokes an almost magical illusion.

Zeestraat 65
2518 AA Den Haag – city centre

Royal Delft

Royal Delft is the last remaining Delftware Factory from the 17th century that still produces the world famous Delft blue earthenware according to the centuries-old tradition.

Rotterdamseweg 196
2628 AR Delft

Museum Van Kleef

In the heart of the historical centre of The Hague you will find the only remaining genever and liqueur distillery Van Kleef. Founded in 1842, they are still in use today. Van Kleef sells a wide range of local liqueurs, all based on a traditional recipe. Step inside and the craftsmanship, quality and history of this traditional local company are tangible. A tour of Van Kleef Museum is a real treat. During the tour you’ll hear about how The Hague was once the third large distillery city and alcohol producer in the Netherlands. You’ll see the distilling equipment, authentic drankorgels (racks where the liqueurs and spirits were kept) and copper stills. Many of the products can be sampled during a spirits tasting session. Lange Beestenmarkt. Various tastings can be arranged.

Lange Beestenmarkt 109
2512 ED Den Haag – city centre

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