The Hague has a rich cultural scene, with the city boasting a number of museums definitely worth visiting!
Escher in Het Paleis
This former Winter Palace, is dedicated to the works of M.C Escher, a Dutch graphic artist known for his so-called impossible drawings. Interactive exhibits showcase his unique style and exploration of symmetry in ways shown by no other.
The Lange Voorhout Palace dates back to the 18th century so expect amazing architecture and beautiful interiors as you walk through the halls. The ballroom hosts large chandeliers and geometric patterns on parquet flooring.
The former kitchen of Queen Emma is now home to an on-sight café, serving food and drink all weekend.
This year marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of artist Maurits Cornelis Escher. With the largest Escher museum collection in the world, Kunstmuseum Den Haag and Escher in Het Paleis will be the centre of this special anniversary year. Escher in Het Paleis and Kunstmuseum Den Haag will celebrate with no fewer than four exhibitions.
Home to over 850 objects, The Mauritshuis is an art museum showcasing the best of Dutch painting. The gallery presents Baroque era pieces from artists such as Vermeer and Rembrandt, both influences to the well known Vincent van Gogh.
Located in the historical Centre of The Hague, this exhibition is only an 8 minute stroll away from the hotel. Under 19s pay no admission fee and the gallery stays open 7 days a week.
The on-site brasserie offers modern dishes inspired by paintings and all ingredients are freshly home grown meaning a perfect lunch for the avid foodie.
Museum of Literature
This museum is a tribute to the Netherlands literary and consists of various works from Dutch writers. All forms of writing such as , manuscripts, love letters, illustrations and children’s books can be viewed here. The museum hosts temporary exhibitions which cover important current events within the world of literature.
There is also the Children’s Book Museum stretching over 3 levels perfect for an educational day out. The museum is an interactive experience with reading corners, indoor playgrounds and characters from popular books. With suitability for all ages, everyone can join in with this modern way of making learning fun.
From out central location, this immersive day-out is a relaxing 20 minute walk away , taking a nice scenic route through a local park.
Again located in the heart of The Hague, the Kunstmuseum is a must-visit for anyone interested in Dutch artwork. This museum has everything from sculptures to photographs totaling up to a whopping 150,000 pieces. Although other art museums in The Hauge focus on one specific era, the Kunst has everything with some works dating back to the 14th century.
Even if art isn’t your thing, you shouldn’t miss out on a visit. The building, designed by a pioneer of 20th century architecture, features a grand central hall with a large glass roof providing natural light throughout the rooms. The beautiful building has a café and a restaurant with an inner courtyard for use in fair weather.
Come and stay at Hotel Indigo – The Hague and explore the museums today!