Top Choice Museum in The Hague


For a comprehensive introduction to Dutch and Flemish Art, visit the Mauritshuis, a jewel-box of a museum in an old palace and brand-new wing. Almost every work is a masterpiece, among them Vermeer's Girl with a Pea…
Top Choice Museum in The Hague

Escher in Het Paleis Museum

The Lange Voorhout Palace was once Queen Emma's winter residence. Now it's home to the work of Dutch graphic artist MC Escher. The permanent exhibition features notes, letters, drafts, photos and fully mature works …
Top Choice Palace in The Hague


The Binnenhof's central courtyard (once used for executions) is surrounded by parliamentary buildings. The splendid 17th-century North Wing is still home to the Upper Chamber of the Dutch Parliament. The Lower Chamb…
Museum in The Hague

Museum de Gevangenpoort

Across the Hofvijver from the Binnenhof, the Gevangenpoort is a surviving remnant of the 13th-century city fortifications. It has hourly tours showing how justice was dispensed back in the day and new displays bathe…
Church in The Hague

Grote Kerk

The Grote Kerk, dating from 1450, has a fine pulpit that was constructed 100 years later. If you're here outside its limited visitor season, you can take in concerts and organ recitals – check its online agenda for …
Museum in The Hague


Admirers of De Stijl, and in particular of Piet Mondrian, won't want to miss the Berlage-designed Gemeentemuseum. It houses a large collection of works by neoplasticist artists and others from the late 19th century,…
Historic Site in The Hague


The UN International Court of Justice is housed in the Vredespaleis (Peace Palace). A visitor centre details the work of the organisations within. Hour-long guided tours are sometimes offered, but if the courts are …
Amusement Park in The Hague


Complete with 1:25 scale versions of Schiphol, Amsterdam, windmills and tulips, Rotterdam harbour and the Delta dykes, Madurodam is a miniaturised Netherlands. It's an enlightening example of the Dutch tendency to p…
Gallery in The Hague

Galerij Prins Willem V

Part of the Mauritshuis, this gallery was the first public museum in the Netherlands when it opened in 1773. Newly restored, it contains 150 old masters (Steen, Rubens, Potter, et al)
Gallery in The Hague

Panorama Mesdag

Just past the north end of Noordeinde, the Panorama Mesdag contains the Panorama (1881), an immense 120m-long, 14m-high, 360-degree painting of Scheveningen that was painted by Hendrik Willem Mesdag. The panorama is…