Museums

Escher in the Palace
Escher in the Palace is a museum dedicated to the work of Maurits C. Escher (1898 – 1972). They have a permanent collection on display with more than 150 paintings from Escher. As the cherry on top of the cake they have the 7-meter-long Metamorphose on display. In 2014, they added a new exhibition which shed a new light on the work of Escher.
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Prisoners Gate
The Hague’s motto is peace and justice. The Prisoner’s Gate is a museum which will give you an insight on how justice was preserved in the previous centuries. It gives a lot off insight on the (sometimes dark) history of justice and prisoners. They don’t only tell you the history, but also have old instruments of correction. The gate was originally used as an entrance to the castle of the Counts of Holland. Later it was used as a prison and turned into a museum in 1882.

Mauritshuis
Mauritshuis is the house of Dutch art of the Golden Century. It is a compact, but world famous collection. Masterpieces as the girl with the pearl from Vermeer, Tulip from Rembrandt, they all are shown in the Mauritshuis. The Mauritshuis is situated in the city centre next to the ‘Binnenhof’. Not only the inside but also the outside is a sight to see.

The Mauritshuis has a free app that offers tours, this way you won’t miss anything. You can download the app on their website, https://www.mauritshuis.nl.

Opening hours:
Monday                 13.00 – 18.00
Tuesday                10.00 – 18.00
Wednesday           10.00 – 18.00
Thursday               10.00 – 18.00
Friday                   10.00 – 18.00
Saturday               10.00 – 18.00
Sunday                 10.00 – 18.00

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Panorama Mesdag
The Panorama Mesdag makes it possible to get a 360-degree vista of the sea, the dunes and the fishing village of Scheveningen as it was in 1881. It gives you an unique experience of the cultural heritage of the city. The painting is 14-meter-high and 120 meters in circumference and was painted by one of the most important painters of The Hague School, Hendrik Willem Mesdag.

City Museum
The museum is a modern palace with a unique interior and a lot of daylight. The museum has around 150.000 artworks and this makes it on off the biggest art museums in Europe and with 300 of his art works it is the home of Piet Mondriaan. The development of the abstract art of Piet Mondriaan is shown here in the midst of his predecessors like Monet, Picasso and Kadinsky and his followers like Sol Lewitt, Francis Bacon and Louise Bourgeois. The museum has a leading modern and contemporary visual art, fashion and applied art.

Photography Museum
The Photo Museum is part of the City Museum and was opened in December 2002. Each year they organize around six exhibitions a year with varied periods, disciplines and genres of the history of photography. The wide approach of the exhibitions makes the museum nationally and internationally popular.

Museon
The Museon is a museum that is focused to make visitors discover the world and develop themselves. Respecting our planet and trying to improve our planet. Their program connects the past with the present day and the future. The museum sees it ask their task to promote international involvement and solidarity.

With the Motto ‘Discover the World’ they approach subjects from culture, nature and science from a geographic perspective.

Hague Historical Public Transportation Museum
Ever wondered how they travelled in the old days? The Hague Historical Public Transportation Museum will take you back in time. Historical trams and busses are the basis for this museum. Most of them are still operational and are used for little rides through the city.

The tourist tram is one of those old operational trams. The tram started making tours around the city in July 2016. The tram is a hop on hop off service that rides from the City Centre to Scheveningen. The tram rides around between April and September and rides every half our between 10.00 and 17.30. A day pass costs around € 15,- and a two day pass € 19,-, for children between the ages 4 to 12 a two-day pass costs € 5,-.

Museum Bredius
Museum Bredius is located in a beautiful 18th century mansion. Besides the interior from back then, you will see the work of various famous artists, including Rembrandt, Jan Steen and Albert Cuyp. The former director of The Mauritshuis and Abraham Bredius made it all possible. Upon his death (Abraham Bredius, 1855 – 1946) he left his entire collection to the museum.

Passe Partout
The Passe Partout is a special museum card which will give you acces to four different museums and the visitorscentre of the knightschamber for a special price. Prices for 2018 are not yet announced, but the 2017 price is € 16,-.

For €16,- you will get:

  • Entrance to The Hague Historical Museum
  • Entrance to the Museum Bredius
  • Entrance to the Prisonersgate
  • Entrance to the Gallery Prince Willem V
  • Entrance to the Visitor centre Knightschamber
  • Various discounts (for more information see click here)
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