The Mauritshuis shows the best of Dutch painting from the Golden Age. The compact, but world-famous collection is located in the heart of The Hague. Masterpieces like Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt, The Goldfinch by Fabritius and The Bull of Potter are on permanent display in the intimate museum halls of the seventeenth-century monument.
The Louwman Museum houses the world's oldest private collection of automobiles, brought together by two generations of the Louwman family. The foundation was already laid in 1934 and the collection now comprises more than two hundred and fifty antique and classic cars. Experts regard the collection as one of the most beautiful in the world. The museum exudes passion. Every automobile tells its own story and thereby makes its own contribution to history. They are mirrors of the culture.
Panorama Mesdag is a cylindrical painting from the year 1881 painted by Hendrik Willem Mesdag. The painting is about 14 meters high and has a circumference of 120 meters. The painting, which is one of the oldest 19th-century panoramas in the world, is a view of the North Sea, the dunes, The Hague and Scheveningen. It belongs to the 'Top 100 of the National Heritage Agency' from 1990.
The Gemeentemuseum Den Haag owns paintings by Piet Mondriaan, Pablo Picasso, Theo van Doesburg, Bart van der Leck, Charley Toorop, Claude Monet and Francis Bacon, among others. The Gemeentemuseum's Modern Art collection offers an overview of Dutch art since the early 19th century, supplemented by characteristic examples of art that arose in other countries during the same period.
Escher in Het Paleis permanently shows the world-famous, imaginative representations of the artist M.C. Escher and is located in the former winter palace of Queen Mother Emma. It is the only public building in The Hague where the old palace function can still be experienced.
The Prison Gate Museum is an icon in The Hague. In the 13th century, this building formed the imposing gateway to the Binnenhof. A few centuries later it became a prison and courthouse of the powerful Hof van Holland. Here you can see and experience how people were locked up, tried and punished in earlier times. Which cells were they trapped in? Was there a difference between poor and rich prisoners? Where did they hear their verdict? And what punishments were given? You will hear all about it during a guided tour.
The Beelden aan Zee museum in Scheveningen is the only Dutch museum that deals exclusively with sculpture. The focus is on modern, contemporary international sculpture, especially after the Second World War. The Grote Zaal hosts changing exhibitions three to four times a year. These can be thematic, per movement or around the person of an artist.
Museum Voorlinden is a Dutch private museum for modern and contemporary art on the Voorlinden Estate in Wassenaar. Museum Voorlinden connects people, art, nature and architecture. Museum Voorlinden has three parts: a changing collection exhibition, a solo show by a great artist and the Highlights.
Museum Duivenvoorde is a richly protected country estate with a stately castle in the form of a moated nobleman's house and has a total of 23 complex parts. It is located in the Duivenvoorde corridor under Voorschoten. Duivenvoorde owns a beautiful and age-old art collection. The portraits, prints, drawings, sculpture, furniture, ceramics, silver, costumes, books and the archive have been collected over the centuries by the residents of Duivenvoorde. In addition, Duivenvoorde is very photogenic, not only the ancient castle, but also the noble estate around it is worth a visit.