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Historical Museum of The Hague

Korte Vijverberg 7, 2513 AB, The Hague, The Netherlands
+31 70 364 6940
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The Historical Museum of The Hague is located in the historical heart of The Hague. The museum is housed in the former archery house of St. Sebastian's guild and dates from 1636. It is built on the spot of a gatehouse that was used by the civic guard. Since the late 18th century, after the dissolution of the civic guard guild the building has been used as a hotel, court house and museum. Since 1986 the Historical Museum of The Hague resides in the St. Sebastiaansdoelen. Nowadays, the Historical Museum of The Hague tells you the story of The Hague, about its government and inhabitants. Temporary exhibitions with a Hague twist are shown. Also, the Museum organises several events and activities.
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Korte Vijverberg 7, 2513 AB, The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The permanent collection gives very good insight into the history and growth of The Hague. Of particular interest at the present time is a recently-opened exhibition prompted by the 200th anniversary of the opening of Scheveningen as a seaside resort. It offers fascinating insights into...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

This is museum is well worth a visit if you have time and tells the story of The Hague and some of its more famous inhabitants, one of which was a collector of dolls houses and their contents. Many of them are on display and...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Smaller museum and somewhat limited in scope, but does give the historical overview of The Hague I was looking for...and was done on a very nice auido visual format. Some other supporting stuff around that will give you the overview you are probably wanting if...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Want to see how this Dutcj residence grow during the centuries? Go and see all the facts. Fien collection, also artefacts of the World War II times. We liked it.

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Not so crowded and provides a really interesting historical background of the Hague (as the name implies). Recommended if you have more than a few days to spend in the Hague and are interested in Dutch history.

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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

A good tour around the museum takes about 2-3 hours. There are paintings, artifacts, photos and videos about the city trough time. The size of the museum was just perfket not too big and not too small.

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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

If it's the history of Den Haag that you're after then start on the ground floor. There's a fantastic big screen video showing you how it all developed over time, it made a lot of other things I'd seen make sense! Lots of lovely old...More

Thank Anne J
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Romy M, Public Relations Manager at Historical Museum of The Hague, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Dear Anne J, Thank you for taking the time to review our museum. We are usually open until 5 PM, but on some occasions we are also open at night. For instance during the yearly Museum Night or the Museum Night for kids. Maybe we'll...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

A good choice of visit to learn about the development of The Hague through the ages. Very interesting displays. Good to have an elevator though.

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Romy M, Public Relations Manager at Historical Museum of The Hague, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Dear hhm501, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again! Kind regards, Romy Meijer The Historical Museum of The Hague

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

Give yourself about 2-3 hours to slowly immerse yourself into the history of the humble city. There are paintings, artifacts, photos and videos to show you how the city had evolved through time. It appealed to your senses as well as being very informative. The...More

Thank Christa C
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Romy M, Public Relations Manager at Historical Museum of The Hague, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Dear Christa C, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to our museum! Kind regards, Romy Meijer The Historical Museum of The Hague

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

We had missed this museum on a couple of previous visits so decided that we should try it this time and were glad we did. It's all about the history of the city and is a fascinating tour of the whole history of The Hague....More

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Romy M, Public Relations Manager at Historical Museum of The Hague, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Dear timake, Thank you for reviewing us. We are happy to hear you didn't miss our museum this time! Kind regards, Romy Meijer The Historical Museum of The Hague

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Karen H
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Dear Karen H, Thank you for contacting us. Interesting to hear that your family name is Haag! We advice you to go to the municipal archives of The Hague or try the foundation Jewish Heritage The Hague. Unfortunately I... More
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