museum Archives - Museumnacht Den Haag


The Dunne Bierkade and the Paviljoensgracht are special. It is one of a kind that so many famous painters have lived in houses of the Buitenmuseum. From the 17th century this was the breeding nest of creativity. The house of Jan van Goyen, Jan Steen and Paulus Potter:The Hague was an important painter’s city in … Continued

Escher in The Palace

Prepare to be amazed by the works of M.C. Escher! With over 120 prints in our collection, the most famous works from the oeuvre of M.C. Escher (1898-1972) are permanently on display at Escher in The Palace. These magnificent prints are being exhibited in a regal setting: the former winter palace of Queen Mother Emma. … Continued

Fotomuseum Den Haag

The Hague Museum of Photography presents more than ten exhibitions each year by Dutch and international photographers, including big names such as Man Ray, Emmy Andriesse, Sally Mann, Anton Corbijn, Erwin Olaf and Robin de Puy. Fotomuseum Den Haag sees photography as art and wants to be a place where people can find the space … Continued

Haags Historisch Museum

Haags Historisch Museum takes you on a journey to the history of our beloved coastal city. The museum offers you a wide range of paintings and portraits about the famous faces of The Hague and historical objects. There are often cool temporary exhibitions next to their regular collection. This beautiful building is located at the … Continued

Huis van het Boek

Huis van het boek is the museum that celebrates the love for the book. Who doesn’t like books? This oldest book museum in the world offers the visitor the chance to see medieval manuscripts with hand-painted miniatures on parchment. Centuries-old printed books in beautiful leather bindings and special modern books made by artists.  

Huygens’ Hofwijck

Constantijn Huygens (1596-1687) was a fascinating, versatile man. Counselor of the princes of Orange and in his spare time a skilled practitioner of art and science. You can admire the life and works of Huygens at Hofwijck, the partly beautifully preserved country estate in Voorburg. Constantijn Huygens had Hofwijck constructed according to his own design, … Continued

Huygens’ Swaensteyn

Museum Huygens’ Swaensteyn is the house of history, art and culture in Voorburg and Leidschendam. The museum is established in the Notary house in the Herenstraat, one of the oldest buildings in the historical centre of Voorburg. The Museum presents at least two temporary exhibitions a year. The Romans, Forum Hadriani and the extraordinary life … Continued


KM21 is an institute for contemporary art that stages three to four exhibitions each year showcasing Dutch and international artists, from emerging talents to established names. The exhibitions are accompanied by a public programme that includes artist talks, performances and lectures.  Established as GEM in 2002, KM21 is housed in the same building as The … Continued

Kunstmuseum Den Haag

Be blown away by the collection of one of Europe’s largest art museums, with no fewer than 160,000 masterpieces from both modern and contemporary art – as well as the visual arts, applied arts, and fashion. There is something for everyone! The Kunstmuseum is the international home of the man who changed everything: Piet Mondrian. … Continued

Louis Couperus Museum

New this year is the Louis Couperus Museum. Louis Couperus (1863-1923) is one of the greatest Dutch writers. His well-known oeuvre, provides a clear picture of the fascinating world around 1900. He has immortalized the stormy developments in the political, social and cultural life of those days in his novels and stories. The aim of … Continued


The Mauritshuis is located in the centre of The Hague, the historical and political heart of the Netherlands. A small world-class museum with a formidable collection of Dutch and Flemish paintings from the 17th century; the golden age of this type of art. The museum consists of two striking historical buildings: the Mauritshuis, a city … Continued

Museon – Omniversum

This Museum Night we will show you the new large-screen film Vulcanoes, you will taste museum delicacies and you will get to know the film, the surfboards and Plastic Soup Surfer Merijn Tinga himself! 

Museum Bredius

The collection of Museum Bredius is the private collection of Abraham Bredius and includes paintings by Rembrandt, Jan Steen, van Neer, ‘d Hoendecoeter and Hobbema. In addition, there are various silver works and drawings to see. The collection also consists of porcelain and furniture. The entire collection is housed in a beautiful mansion from the … Continued

Museum of Literature

Literature moves, entertains, gives hope. Contributes to our personal development. Literature and literary heritage are connected to society and play a major role in determining our culture and identity. Literary heritage is a magical mirror in which we see who we once were, who we are and who we can become, as individuals and as … Continued

Museum Sophiahof

In this museum the significance of the colonial past of the Dutch East Indies for the Netherlands today comes to life and the consequences of colonization, war and migration become visible and tangible. The museum has an exhibition space that currently houses two exhibitions: OUR LAND – Decolonization, Generations, Stories and Japanese Hellships. Caught at … Continued

Sound and Vision The Hague

At Sound and Vision The Hague you’ll learn all about the news. How is the news made? How is it spread, and who decides what you get to see? After visiting the museum, you’ll understand how the news shapes the way you see the world, and you’ll know the impact you can have when you … Continued

Van Kleef

Established in 1842 and still at its original location in the old center of The Hague. Van Kleef is the only jenever and liqueur house in the Residentie and is always an item in the ‘typical The Hague’-list. Traditional craftsmanship and natural ingredients combine craft, history and quality in the many Van Kleef distillates in … Continued

West Den Haag

Interested in contemporary and experimental art? Visit the former American embassy in the Museumkwartier. This museum focuses on the most relevant international developments in the field of contemporary art. They show their audience the power of art with their exhibitions and by giving presentations, lectures, films and exhibitions.