Mauritshuis

The most famous museum in The Hague stands between Binnenhof and Plein. The Mauritshuis shows the great Dutch masters such as Rubens, Rembrandt and Bruegel, but the most famous painting in the collection is "The Girl with the Pearl Earring" by Johannes Vermeer.

 

Korte Vijverberg 8

www.mauritshuis.nl

 

Haags Historisch Museum

The Historical Museum shows the history of the city of The Hague with pictures, cityscapes and animations. The museum presents historical objects from different epochs of the city's history. The "Haags Historisch Museum" is located directly at the Hofvijver, the pond at the Binnenhof and is very close to the Mauritshuis.

 

Korte Vijverberg 7

www.haagshistorischmuseum.nl

 

Museum de Gevangenpoort

The "Museum de Gevangenpoort" is located in a former prison. The museum shows how prisoners lived in the Middle Ages. You can see the historical torture instruments of the prison. It provides a good insight into the cruel punishments of the Middle Ages, which unfortunately are still practiced in some countries.

 

Buitenhof 33

www.gevangenpoort.nl

 

Museon

Like most natural history museums, the "Museon" in The Hague is specialized on children. In addition to the obligatory dinosaurs, the museum also exhibits interesting topics about nature.

Escher Museum

Maurits Cornelis Escher was a Dutch artist who became famous with graphics based on optical illusions, such as stairs that lead down but arrive above or metamorphoses of birds. Very nice museum in the former palace of Queen Emma. 

Museum Beelden aan Zee

The architect Wim Quist built the "Museum Beelden aan Zee" on the beach of Scheveningen, in a dune so that it is hardly visible from the outside. The bright rooms of exposed concrete, are perfect for sculptures. 

 

Harteveltstraat 1

www.beeldenaanzee.nl

 

Louwman Museum

The "Louwman Automobile Museum" is one of the top sights of The Hague. The exhibition presents 250 historic automobiles, including some very rare pieces, such as the first car from Carl Benz. The building was designed by the american architect Michael Graves

 

Leidsestraatweg 57

www.louwmanmuseum.nl

 

Museum Voorlinden

On of the most famous museums in The Hague is the "Voorlinden Museum" in Wassenaar. Voorlinden is set in a large park with a country house dating from 1912, which now houses a restaurant. The museum Voorlinden shows modern art. A room was built especially for Richard Serra, another highlight seeing is the swimming pool of Leandro Erlich. The stairs into the pool are hidden, try to find them.

 

Buurtweg 90, Wassenaar

www.voorlinden.nl

 

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