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Historical Museum of The Hague

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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...more
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Korte Vijverberg 7, 2513 AB, The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Most interesting range of paintings, maps and many artefacts showing development of The Hague over the centuries, including special display about Schevenigen.

Thank martinwells54
HHM_DenHaag, Public Relations Manager at Historical Museum of The Hague, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Martin, I'm glad you've enjoyed your visit to our museum! Kind regards, team HHM

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always interesting things to see here. This time the famous sea bath Scheveningen in passed times. The famous Kurhaus, the Boulevard, the other great hotels now vanished. To my astonishment I saw on a wall picture the Kurhaus with a Dutch flag on top and...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2018

The paintings are nice, but there is no audio guide... you get some kind of book where you can read on the paintings, but it is very overwhelming.

Thank Alexandrina C
HHM_DenHaag, Public Relations Manager at Historical Museum of The Hague, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

HI Alexandrina, I'm so sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit at the Historical Museum of The Hague. Hopefully we might meet again in the future and turn your opinion around. Kind regards,

Reviewed 11 August 2018

An old palace, full of paintings,Dutch masterpieces! A must for lovers of old Dutch masterpieces Totally renovated a few years ago, spectacular example of Dutch architecture Famous paintings,the bull of Paul's potter and the lady with the pearl earring of Vermeer

Thank margunaira
Reviewed 1 July 2018

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

Thank operalover939
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

Thank Newburyboy
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

Thank Weissgunn
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.

Thank n_wiedenhof
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.

Thank bunnylvr22
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.

Thank nikkischnei87
Liselot V, Public Relations Manager at Historical Museum of The Hague, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Dear nikkischnei87, thank you for taking the time to review us. We hope to see you again in our museum!

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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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