The Hague Culture & history

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The Hague: Mauritshuis Entrance Ticket

1. The Hague: Mauritshuis Entrance Ticket

Indulge the art-lover in you at the Mauritshuis, home to the best of Dutch paintings from the Golden Age. Explore one of the most iconic buildings in the Hague, located next to the Parliament. Look out of its windows for a view of the pond.  Discover the art museum's compact, yet world-renowned collection. See more than 200 masterpieces such as Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring", "The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp" by Rembrandt, "The Goldfinch" by Fabritius, and "The Bull" by Potter on permanent display. Appreciate the collection's rich variety, with genre paintings by Jan Steen, landscapes by Jacob van Ruisdael, still lifes by Adriaen Coorte, and portraits by Rubens. Admire the 17th-century monument's historic yet intimate interior, with its silken wall coverings, sparkling chandeliers, and monumental painted ceilings. Stay as long as you wish and visit the museum at your own pace. Allow around 1.5 hours, which is the average visit duration. Visit the restaurant and coffee shop, purchase some souvenirs, or visit the temporary exhibition. The anniversary year concludes with a very special exhibition: ten paintings from The Frick Collection in New York. This will be a one-time opportunity to view this selection of paintings in Europe, which (with one exception) left the continent more than a hundred years ago and have been in the United States ever since. From September 29 to January 15, the greatest masterpiece on view will be Rembrandt’s self-portrait from 1658. The painter immortalized himself many times, but many consider this self-portrait to be one of the very best.

The Hague: Classic Cars Louwman Museum Entry

2. The Hague: Classic Cars Louwman Museum Entry

The Louwman Museum is home to the world’s oldest private collection of motor cars, compiled by two generations of the Louwman family. The museum dates back to 1934 and now comprises over two hundred and fifty antique and classic motor cars. Experts regard the collection as one of the most beautiful in the world. The museum exudes passion. Each car has its own story to tell, its own contribution to history. The motor car is a mirror of culture. The collection is housed in a purpose-built museum in The Hague, the city where P.W. Louwman established his Dodge and Chrysler import company. The building, designed by American architect Michael Graves, blends in sympathetically with its historic surroundings. The landscape gardens, designed by Lodewijk Baljon, complement the architecture of the building.

From Amsterdam: Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague Full-Day Tour

3. From Amsterdam: Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague Full-Day Tour

See the best of Holland on a day-long tour that includes a visit to Rotterdam, and the old port with its charming yellow houses. Take a river cruise, visit the food market, stop in Delft and tour The Hague. Begin your tour with a drive to Rotterdam, famous for its modern architecture. During the city tour, drive along the banks of the river Maas, to the old port and the remarkable yellow cube houses. Embark on an amazing 1-hour river cruise and then visit the famous food market. Continue on to Delft for lunch (not included) and a visit to the Royal Delft Manufactory, the last remaining Dutch ceramic factory from the 17th century. Take a city tour of The Hague, where you will see the beautiful Houses of Parliament, the working palace of the Dutch king, and the Peace Palace. The last stop, before heading back to Amsterdam, will be at the miniature town Madurodam.

The Hague: Escher in The Palace Museum Ticket

4. The Hague: Escher in The Palace Museum Ticket

Get discounted entry to Escher in Het Paleis, a permanent exhibition dedicated to the world-famous artist M.C. Escher, whose art startled millions of people all over the world. The collection is housed in the former Winter Palace of Queen Mother Emma of the Netherlands and is the only public building in The Hague where the original royal ambience has been maintained. See almost all of the works of the Dutch artist, including the 7-meter long Metamorphosis III, an enormous woodcut displayed in a non-conventional way that let’s you experience Escher combining time and space as an organic unity. Escher instills a sense of wonder, fascinating young and old alike. The exhibition includes famous “impossible” prints, such as “Day and Night”, where the Dutch landscape appears to morph into a flock of birds, and the famous “Climbing and Descending” depicting rows of people perpetually ascending and descending a flight of stairs. Located on the second floor of The Palace is the interactive exhibition “Looking as Escher Does” where as well as doing puzzles with your eyes, you can unravel some of Escher’s mysteries with your hands.

The Hague: Oranjehotel World War II Prison Entrance Ticket

5. The Hague: Oranjehotel World War II Prison Entrance Ticket

Discover the history of the Netherlands' Nazi occupation at the Oranjehotel. For over 250 prisoners, this was their final destination: they were sentenced to death and executed by firing squad. With the help of your audioguide, listen to the impressive stories of the prisoners, illustrated by documents and photographs, and told in interviews and audio fragments. Hear moving stories of injustice, hunger, and insecurity, but also stories of hope, solidarity, and faith in freedom. During your visit, learn about the history of the building and the rise of the resistance. Discover what life was really like for prisoners and learn more about the disruption causeed to their families and the consequences this had after the war.

The Hague: Kunstmuseum Den Haag Entry Ticket

6. The Hague: Kunstmuseum Den Haag Entry Ticket

Visit The Hague’s must-see art museum with your entry ticket to the Kunstmuseum. Enjoy its leading collection of modern and contemporary art, fashion, and decorative arts.  Peruse up to 160,000 works of art, making the Kunstmuseum is one of Europe’s biggest art museums. Enjoy works by the likes of Monet, Picasso, Kandinsky, Sol Lewitt, Francis Bacon, and Louise Bourgeois. Learn how it is also the international home of Piet Mondrian’s work, with no fewer than 300 works by the famous Dutch artist in its collection. This is the only museum where Mondrian’s life and progress towards abstract art unfold before your eyes. And as a cherry on the cake, appreciate the architecture the artwork is housed in — an art-deco building by H.P. Berlage. See how daylight floods the intimate side galleries, hallways, and entrance hall for maximum enjoyment by its visitors.

From Amsterdam: Rotterdam and The Hague Tour in Spanish

7. From Amsterdam: Rotterdam and The Hague Tour in Spanish

Depart Amsterdam and journey by bus to explore the seat of power in the Netherlands in the elegant city of The Hague, where highlights include the royal Noordeinde Palace and the government buildings of the Binnenhof. Continue to the Mauritshuis Museum, where art by Rembrandt and Vermeer is on display and then see the headquarters of the International Court of Justice at the Peace Palace. You then journey to Rotterdam, known for its innovative architecture. On arrival, look at The Man without a Heart sculpture by Ossip Zadkine, built to reflect on the destruction of the city during World War II. See the only medieval building still standing in the city, admire the interesting Cube Houses by Piet Blom and go to the old port area of Oude Haven. Marvel at the food on display in the historic Markthal and stroll along the banks of the River Meuse to get a panoramic view of the city's skyscrapers. Get some free time in Rotterdam for lunch and before making your way back to Amsterdam.

The Hague: Mall of The Netherlands Youseum Entrance Ticket

8. The Hague: Mall of The Netherlands Youseum Entrance Ticket

Explore Youseum - a social media experience filled with colorful rooms, all designed to make you part of the artwork. At Youseum you will be taken on a tour to discover over 15 interactive and fun rooms that invite you to have fun and be creative, while you reflect on the world around you. It will be unlike anything you have ever seen. Reflect on yourself in the largest infinity room of the Netherlands, get lost in the maze, cuddle gigantic teddy bears or take a swing on the wrecking ball. Fun guaranteed for all ages. Youseum is an inclusive place where fun and creativity inspire you to be you. Bring your phone, strike a pose and snap a snazzy shot in every room, or make use of our camera system to take digital photos. With endless photo opportunities, Youseum is the best spot to take memorable photos.

From Amsterdam: Guided Trip to Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague

9. From Amsterdam: Guided Trip to Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague

Your tour begins as you depart from Amsterdam on your bus and head to Rotterdam. Rotterdam is the second-largest city in the Netherlands and is quite famous for its architecture and commercial harbor. See Rotterdam’s imposing skyline, cutting-edge architecture, harbors, shipyards, and docks. After the harbor cruise, continue your city tour, which includes a stop at the famous Market hall and Cube Houses.  Then, head to the picturesque city of Delft, the birthplace and final resting place of Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. Known as the Princes’ City, it is also where countless members of the Dutch royal family have been buried for centuries. Enjoy some free time for lunch (not included) and discover Delft’s canal-streaked historic town center. It is packed with awe-inspiring historical monuments including the Old Church, the New Church, and the Town Hall. Visit De Delftse Pauw, a factory specializing in handmade Delft Blue pottery, which has been the most coveted porcelain since the 17th century.  Make your way to The Hague for a city tour. In addition to being the seat of the Dutch government, this city is also the home of the Dutch royal family and is the third-largest city in the country. See The Hague, where most foreign embassies in the Netherlands are located, as well as 150 international organizations, including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court. Stop and take pictures at the Peace Palace, the Mauritshuis (featuring work by Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Andy Warhol), and the Binnenhof (the meeting place of the Dutch government). Finally, choose to add a scenic canal cruise in Amsterdam and see some of the city's top sights including canal houses from the Golden Age, the Westerkerk, and the Anne Frank House.

The Hague: Panorama Mesdag Museum Entry Ticket

10. The Hague: Panorama Mesdag Museum Entry Ticket

Discover the magical illusion of the panorama of Hendrik Willem Mesdag in The Hague, the largest circular canvas in Europe.  Look 360º around you and experience the optical illusion created by this panorama of Scheveningen from 1881. Experience a view that is never the same: the incidence of light is more than magnificent and changes from moment to moment.  The vista of the sea, dunes, and old fishermen’s village Scheveningen was painted by H.W. Mesdag. Panorama Mesdag is a unique cultural-historical monument. Discover Scheveningen as it was in 1881. An artistic view of the picturesque fishing village from the 19th century, the emerging cosmopolitan beach life, and the encroaching city of The Hague is presented in a feast for the senses.

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based on 315 reviews

Fantastic facility for car lover's! Bigger and better than expected. This was for my husband and his adult son and they spent about 2.5hrs there. I await the photos! Ticket entry on mobile worked well and they allowed them in a half hour early as the journey from the centre of Rotterdam was easier than expected.

this tour lets me to know the three cities. I love Rotterdam better than other two cities, because there are so many different styles of buildings. especially that market building, it looks like a big arch from a distance, but it looks like a glass wall up close.

Full day and good value. Pedro very friendly and knowledgeable. The Hague OK, model village lovely, even in rain, Delft OK, Rotterdam shopping market good, Rotterdam cruise excellent. Enjoyable day, would recommend.

The tickets were sold out on the museum website for the time we wanted but we were able to purchase them through Get Your Guide. It was quick and easy.

Enjoyed this visit so very much, it was on my bucket list and met my expectations!!! Thank you so much for a wonderful exhibition.