Self-Guided Museums and Art Galleries Tour of The Hague (Self Guided), Hague

The Hague remains a significant and exciting city with many museums and art galleries. Some of these institutions are internationally known, while others are less famous. Art museums, such as De Verdieping van Nederland and the Museum Het Paleis, add to the culture of the city, as do the Historical Museum, the Mauritshuis, and many others. Here is a list of museums and art galleries you should visit in The Hague.
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Self-Guided Museums and Art Galleries Tour of The Hague Map

Guide Name: Self-Guided Museums and Art Galleries Tour of The Hague
Guide Location: Netherlands » Hague (See other walking tours in Hague)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles
Author: valery
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Louis Couperus Museum
  • Stroom
  • De Twee Pauwen
  • Museum Het Paleis
  • Historisch Museum
  • Mauritshuis
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Louis Couperus Museum

1) Louis Couperus Museum

This museum was founded in 1996. It is located in the former Gallery of Albert Bird (1924-1982), named after a famous biographer and performer. The museum is within a walking distance of many places where Louis Couperus lived. It is near Mauritskade, where he was born in 1863 and where he enjoyed the view of the Alexanderplatz, the former parade ground of the Alexander Barracks. It is also close to Suriname Street, where Couperus's father built a large house in 1884 and where the author wrote his first novel Eline Vere.

Hours: Wednesday to Sunday 12.00 – 5.00 PM.
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Stroom

2) Stroom

Stroom was founded in 1989. It focuses on visual art, architecture, and urban design, and holds various events, exhibitions and lectures throughout the year. Stroom is located in a former shop that was built in the 19th century. It was substantially renovated in 2004 and modified by the architect Wim Cuyvers. The works of art found in Stroom are focused primarily on visual arts in relation to the urban environment.

Hours: Wednesday thru Sunday, 12 noon - 5 pm (entrance is free)
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De Twee Pauwen

3) De Twee Pauwen

The art gallery De Twee Pauwen was opened in 1989. Initially, expositions were arranged on Anna Paulownastraat, but since 2000, the gallery has been sheltered in the heart of The Hague. De Twee Pauwen Art Gallery displays high-quality modern art with an emphasis on artists, who use their technical talents to express their imaginative inner world. The gallery shows the work of illustrious Dutch painters and sculptors, as well as famous artists from other countries.

Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 11:00 - 17:00; Sunday 13:00 - 17:00
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Museum Het Paleis

4) Museum Het Paleis

The Lange Voorhout Palace was founded in the 18th century. It is situated in the most attractive part of The Hague. For many years queens had lived at the palace, but the building is now a museum devoted to the work of a Dutch graphic artist. Printed material, drafts and annals are exhibited by the museum. You will be surprised by Escher Hall, which plays games with natural human size, and captivated by the delightful works of this illustrious artist.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday 11 am – 5 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Historisch Museum

5) Historisch Museum

Haags Historisch Museum, is located in the historic center of The Hague in the former house of St. Sebastian that dates back to 1636. Since the late 18th century, the house has been used as a hotel, court house and a museum. The Haags Historisch Museum has occupied the building since 1986. There have been numerous renovations, as the building was not originally designed to accommodate a museum.

Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Saturday-Sunday 12:00 – 5:00 pm
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Mauritshuis

6) Mauritshuis (must see)

The Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis is an art museum. Previously the residence of count John Maurice of Nassau, it now has a large art collection, including works by Dutch and German painters. In 1822, the Mauritshuis was opened for the public and housed the Royal Cabinet of Paintings and the Royal Cabinet of Rarities. In 1875, the entire museum was available for paintings. The Mauritshuis was a state museum until it was privatised in 1995. The foundation set up at that time took charge of both the building and the collection, which it was given on long-term loan. This building, which is the property of the state, is rented by the museum.

The museum collaborates regularly with museums in other countries. The collection of paintings of stadtholder William V, Prince of Orange was handed over to the Dutch state by his son king William I. This collection formed the basis of the Royal Cabinet of Paintings of around 200 paintings. The collection is currently called the Royal Picture Gallery. The current collection consists of almost 800 paintings and focusses on Dutch and Flemish.

Operation hours: Monday: 1 pm- 4 pm; Tuesday-Sunday: 10 am- 6 pm; Thursday until 8 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Hague, Netherlands

Create Your Own Walk in Hague

Create Your Own Walk in Hague

Creating your own self-guided walk in Hague is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Self-Guided Shopping Tour of The Hague

Self-Guided Shopping Tour of The Hague

The best way to shop around The Hague is on foot, as most of the shopping streets are pedestrian areas. This tour will include a walk from Hofweg Street along the De Passage to Denneweg. Many shops are situated in historic buildings and are a place for shoppers and history enthusiasts alike. Whether you are looking for ornamental arts and crafts, garments, pottery or jewelry, The Hague has it all....  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
Self-Guided Architecture Tour of The Hague

Self-Guided Architecture Tour of The Hague

More than 750 years old, The Hague is a majestic city, which for the past 150 years has expanded into a huge metropolitan area. It is now the third largest city in the Netherlands and its remarkable architecture reflects its size and history. Visit The Hague's most notable buildings on this architectural tour of the city.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles
Self-Guided Classical Architecture Tour of The Hague

Self-Guided Classical Architecture Tour of The Hague

A number of buildings in the center of The Hague were built in medieval times under the feudal system. In the Netherlands these historic buildings are often located on the river, which adds to their beauty. Explore The Hague's fascinating past with this tour of the city's medieval architecture.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 Km or 0.8 Miles
Self-Guided Places of Worship Tour of The Hague

Self-Guided Places of Worship Tour of The Hague

The Hague has a number of prominent religious buildings, testament to the strong faith of the city's residents over the years. This tour will take you to just a small number of the churches found in The Hague. Don't miss the chance to visit some of the city's most alluring religious structures.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.9 Km or 4.9 Miles
Self-Guided Churches Tour of The Hague

Self-Guided Churches Tour of The Hague

On this tour, you will find a mix of churches, both inside and outside the heart of The Hague. With a mission to guide the religious community of The Hague through its relationship with Jesus, local churches place great importance on worship and living in God's presence. Take this tour to visit churches that are popular with both locals and tourists.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Self-Guided Museums Tour of The Hague

Self-Guided Museums Tour of The Hague

Museums bring together and care for items of educational, creative, technical or historical importance and make their collections accessible to the community. Museums like the Public Transport Museum, Volksbuurtmuseum, Prisongate, and the Museum Bredius are the main cultural tourist attractions in the Hague. Visit the most popular museums in the Hague on this tour.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.2 Km or 3.9 Miles