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Museum Meermanno

Prinsessegracht 30, The Hague, The Netherlands
+31 70 346 2700
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Museum for book admirers

The Meermanno museum in The Hague is the oldest book museum in the world. Founded in 1852, the... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
A-flying-Dutchman
,
Maastricht
Fascinating Museum

This is an interesting little museum dedicated to books and writing. It has a very large... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2018
DrSarah62
,
London, United Kingdom
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Prinsessegracht 30, The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

The Meermanno museum in The Hague is the oldest book museum in the world. Founded in 1852, the collection contains handwritten books (for example a copy of a book by Constantijn Huygens), first prints (at book printing had just been invented), and books from the...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

This is an interesting little museum dedicated to books and writing. It has a very large collection of miniature books, and it's a must if you're into bookbinding. Great shop despite it's size.

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

This museum is unique - it was set up as a museum as early as 1852. You can find all kinds of rare collector's items, especially books. We visited the exhibition Xsmall, showing a great number or miniature books. The building itself has this special...More

Thank Anna K
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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

It's on the third floor and very hospitable staff taught us how to write ancient books with real goose leather pen (not the same kind as the stores sell now), really interesting information, never miss it if you are interested in books and writing!!

Thank Prinken W
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

An interesting small museum which is easily explored in just over an hour. With 2 exhibitions during my visit - Fiep Westendorp and Peanuts - the former probably more interesting to Dutch visitors but the excellent English translation offered at the ticket desk made it...More

Thank CVNAB
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

This museum is mostly about the history of the book. On the first floor, there is a nice style room (depicted above) with mostly books by Erasmus. Other rooms show nice ancient objects, like Roman coins, Egyptian artefacts, a few orthodox icons, and more. The...More

Thank RHAHJ
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Reviewed 7 April 2016

Strolling thru The Hague and crossing the front door of this smaller museum. So let's go in. Turned out a collection of printing and books on display. Very interesting and educative. If you are in the neighbourhood.............get in!

Thank Erik V
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Reviewed 11 February 2016

This museum houses the National Library as well as temporary exhibitions and the library and antiques collection of its former owner. Very enjoyable.

Thank frenchteddywww
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

The purpose of this museum is to give people an insight into the role of the book. This is an important idea to take before the visit, since here also the temporary exhibitions to be organized. It's good to see if the temporary exhibition get...More

Thank Sohail B
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

Meermanno Museum was once a private house of the Baron. The 19th Century house is a little bit gloomy in the ground floor, but it has a beautiful garden and very interesting top floor decorated as a 12th century Scriptorium. The museum houses the Baron's...More

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