Den Haag attractions

Top Choice Museum in Den Haag

Mauritshuis

Offering a wonderful introduction to Dutch and Flemish art, this splendid museum is set in a 17th-century mansion built for wealthy sugar trader Johan Maurits. It became a museum housing the Royal Picture Collection…
Top Choice Museum in Den Haag

Escher in Het Paleis

Once home to members of the Dutch royal family, the 18th-century Lange Voorhout Palace now houses a collection of the work of Dutch graphic artist MC Escher (1898–1972). The permanent exhibition features notes, lett…
Gallery in Den Haag

Panorama Mesdag

Home to the Panorama (1881), an immense, 14m-high, 360-degree painting of the sea, dunes and fishing village of Scheveningen, this museum is one of Den Haag's most unusual cultural attractions. The work, which is 12…
Museum in Den Haag

Gemeentemuseum

Known predominantly for its De Stijl exhibit, this museum is housed in an unusual art deco building designed by HP Berlage. It opened in 1935. The De Stijl exhibit suffers from an overemphasis on unremarkable pre–De…
Historic Site in Den Haag

Vredespaleis

Home to the UN's Permanent Court of Arbitration and International Court of Justice, the Peace Palace is housed in a grand 1913 building donated by American steelmaker Andrew Carnegie. Its visitor centre has multimed…
Palace in Den Haag

Binnenhof

Home to both houses of the Dutch government, this complex of buildings next to the Hofvijver is arranged around a central courtyard that was once used for executions. Its splendid ceremonial Ridderzaal dates back to…
Gallery in Den Haag

Galerij Prins Willem V

Sharing an entrance with the Gevangenpoort, this was the first public museum in the Netherlands when it opened in 1774 as a showcase of William V's art collection. It closed after many of its works were 'acquired' b…
Amusement Park in Den Haag

Madurodam

A miniaturised Netherlands, this theme park sports 1:25 scale versions of Schiphol, Amsterdam, windmills and tulips, Rotterdam harbour, the Delta dykes and more. It's an enlightening example of the Dutch tendency to…
Museum in Den Haag

Fotomuseum Den Haag

Adjoining the Gemeentemuseum and sharing a building with GEM, Den Haag's excellent photography museum mounts several major exhibitions a year. The ground-floor cafe overlooks the ornamental lake in front of the Geme…
Beach in Den Haag

Scheveningen

The long sandy beach at Scheveningen attracts nine million visitors per year. Though the water and sand are clean, the beach is heavily developed, with numerous cafes elbowing each other for space on tiers of beachs…