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10 must sees

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
Designed by architect H.P. Berlage the Gemeentemuseum is a pinnacle of modern architecture. The museum features interesting exhibitions throughout the year focusing on visual arts and crafts and fashion, but is primarily known for its work by Piet Mondrian. In addition to his early, realistic works the collection includes the famous Victory Boogie Woogie. The museum also owns one of the largest and finest collections of Delft pottery in the world.

2017 International themeyear: Mondrian to Dutch Design:

  • 3 June – 24 September 2017: 300x Mondrian. The Gemeentemuseum collection
  • 10 June – 17 September 2017: Architecture and interiors of The Stijl

The Mauritshuis is home to the very best of Dutch Golden Age painting. The world-famous collection is situated in the heart of the city, right next to the Inner Court. Masterpieces such as Vermeer's Girl with the Pearl Earring, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt, The Bull by Paulus Potter and The Goldfinch by Carel Fabritius are on permanent display in the intimate rooms of this 17th century classicist monument.

  • 7 September - 14 January: Neighbours Portraits from Flanders 1400 - 1700.

Escher in Het Paleis
Escher in Het Paleis displays a permanent exhibition of the world-famous, phantasmagorical visions of M.C. Escher and is housed in the former winter palace of Queen Emma. This is the only public building in The Hague where the old palace function can still be experienced. Escher in het Paleis features nearly all the works of
the world-famous Dutch artist with the seven-metre-long Metamorphosis III forming the jewel in the crown.

Prince’s Day - 19 September 20167
The royal family has a special place in many Dutch hearts. This is even more evident during the start of the parliamentary year on Prince’s Day. The royal party travels in ceremonial splendour from Noordeinde Palace to the Hall of Knights, where the King delivers the annual Throne Speech.

Royal Christmas Fair
The Royal Christmas Fair takes place the week before Christmas and encompasses a traditional ‘royal’ Christmas market alongside the Court Pond at the Lange Vijverberg. Here, you will find high-end Christmas goods, Christmas carols and mulled wine and hot chocolate.

Pier Scheveningen
The famous Pier in Scheveningen is an icon on the Dutch coast. Visitors can fully enjoy a comprehensive range of food, drinks and shopping concepts at the beach resort of Scheveningen's attraction, in combination with the sun, sea and beach. With its light, broad thoroughfares, industrial décor, events throughout the year, traditional food trucks and relaxed beach atmosphere, The Pier in Scheveningen offers visitors a unique experience in a historical location.

Peace Palace
Feel the warmth of the peace flame on your back as you admire the most photographed building in The Hague: the Peace Palace. It is the seat of the International Court of Justice, the only judicial organ of the United Nations not located in New York, and the Permanent Court of Arbitration. This beautiful Neo-Renaissance style building, which was actually the winning design of an architecture competition in the early nineteen hundreds, and the organisations it houses have given The Hague worldwide recognition as the internationale city of Peace and Justice.

Do you have limited time to see all of Holland during your stay? Do you not want to miss anything? In Madurodam you get an excellent overall impression and unique Holland experience within two hours’ time! Madurodam presents you all the relevant Dutch stories behind the miniature buildings through multimedia and numerous interactions.

Panorama Mesdag
Step into the largest painting of the Netherlands and travel back in time to Scheveningen as it was in 1881. The view is never the same: the incidence of light is more than magnificent and alternates continuously. The 360 spectacular panorama of 120 meter wide and 14 meter high focuses on the sea, dunes and the old fishing village of Scheveningen and was painted by H.W. Mesdag. Panorama Mesdag is a unique cultural heritage monument.

Louwman Museum
The Louwman Museum contains the world's oldest private collection of automobiles. The collection contains over two hundred and thirty antique and classic cars. Every car tells its own story and makes its own unique contribution to history. The collection is housed in The Hague, the city where Louwman started an import dealership for Dodge and Chrysler automobiles. The museum building was designed by American architect Michael Graves.