Ten museums in The Hague that you don’t want to miss!

Intending to visit The Hague? Pop into a museum while you’re there! The Hague has a wide range of extraordinary museums. Want to see art, cars, books or learn about the Earth? All this and more!

Kunstmuseum Den Haag

The Kunstmuseum is an art museum housed in an impressive Art Deco building designed by Berlage. Roam through rooms flooded with natural daylight and discover the extensive collection at one of Europe’s largest art museums. The Kunstmuseum houses a prominent collection of modern and contemporary visual arts, fashion and other applied arts. It is the home of Piet Mondrian.

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Victory Boogie Woogie - Piet Mondriaan

One Planet

Find out more about the Earth at One Planet, a Kid-approved museum in The Hague. Travel the world via the extensive and versatile museum collection. One Planet shines a light on current issues, such as plastic pollution and climate change. Find out more at the Planet or plastic exhibition.

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Bezoekers in het museum

Historical Museum of The Hague

Find out about the rich history of the city in the historical heart of The Hague; from the small village of Die Haghe to the international city of today. Cityscapes and imposing paintings of militia companies by masters such as Van Goyen and Van Ravesteyn.

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tentoonstellingszaal Haags Historisch Museum met objecten en schilderijen.

Children’s Book Museum

Experience the best stories at the Children’s Book Museum. Go on an adventure together in the world of children’s books and your own fantasy world. This Kid-approved museum is fun for the whole family, from the little ones to the adults.

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Moeder en kind ontmoeten de grote kikker.


Discover the best of 17th-century Dutch paintings at the Mauritshuis. Admire masterpieces such as Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring and Rembrandt’s The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp in intimate galleries. The intimate galleries showcase more than two hundred masterpieces.

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Bezoekers bewonderen meisje met de parel

The Mesdag Collection

The renowned marine painter Hendrik Willem Mesdag and his wife Sientje were art collectors who had their own museum. From 1866 onwards, the Mesdags collected paintings they admired. This collection of 19th-century art can still be admired on site.

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De binnenkant van een tentoonstellingszaal uit de Mesdag Collectie

Huis van het Boek

Huis van het boek (The Book House) is one of the oldest book museums in the world. The collection includes items from all periods of the history of books in the West. Highlights include illuminated manuscripts dating back to the Middle Ages and some of the first printed books.

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De bibliotheek van het museum

Louwman Museum

The automobile is one of the most important inventions of the 19th and 20th centuries. Check out the collection of more than 250 showpieces. Step into the history of progress.

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Auto's in een grote zaal van het museum

Panorama Mesdag

Travel back in time in The Hague. Step into Panorama Mesdag and just like that, you’re no longer in a modern city but on the beach in Scheveningen in the late 19th century. All based on the largest painting in the Netherlands!

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Kinderen ontdekken het panorama

National Archives

The National Archives collection includes approximately 142 kilometers of document shelving, 15 million photographs and 300,000 historic maps and drawings and 1.2 petabytes of digital files. Discover history and the stories hidden in the archives applying surprising and interactive methods.

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Een tentoonstelling in het Nationaal Archief

Spoiled for choice?

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Man in museum met Museumkaart