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Museums and attractions

Atrium City Hall The Hague

Spui 70, 2511 BT The Hague
Atrium Den Haag - Foto Dag van de Architectuur
Today
07:00 - 19:00
Monday
07:00 – 19:00
Tuesday
07:00 – 19:00
Wednesday
07:00 – 19:00
Thursday
07:00 – 21:30
Friday
07:00 – 19:00
Saturday
09:30 – 17:00
Opening Hours to view the exhibitions.
Suited for
kids friendly wheelchair friendly kids
Entry
Free
Museum genre
Historical, Youth, Art, Literature, Other
Contact
070 353 3629
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Tegels in het Atrium Den Haag - Piet Design

The Atrium is the central space in The Hague city hall. Due to its spectacular architecture and its location in the city centre various events, concerts, lectures and exhibitions are organised in the Atrium all year round, most of which you can visit free of charge. The Town Hall of The Hague also incorporates the public library. The building attracts approximately 8,000 visitors every day. Some come for the municipal services, the rest to see the architecture, events and exhibitions.

Architect Richard Meier

The city hall was designed by the American architect Richard Meier. Meier's rationalist designs are noted for their minimalist form, choice of materials and - an important element - prominent use of the colour white. For Meier white is the symbol of spatial clarity, purity and perfection. His white is never white since it is subject to constant change through the people in the building and the forces of nature. Natural light plays an important role in the city hall. Light streams in from all sides, but mainly through the glass roof of the Atrium, and is seemingly endlessly reflected by the monastic whiteness of the interior space.

Events and exhibitions

Stichting Atrium City Hall is responsible for programming the exhibitions and events in the Atrium. Atrium Den Haag can initiate its own activities, but external parties can also organise an event in the Atrium. Atrium Den Haag aims to give visitors an impression of everything that's going on in The Hague. Due to the building's form and colour, many people in The Hague have taken to calling it the 'Ice Palace'.

Getting there

The Hague's city hall is situated in the city centre, directly in front of the tram stop for lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 17, and buses 22 and 24. Train stations The Hague CS and HS are only a 10-minute walk away. The city hall is also very well accessible by car. Right below the City Hall is Parking loth 'Stadhuis' with direct acces by stairs or elevator to the Atrium. Several other parking garages in the city centre are only a short walk away from the city hall. The closest ones are: Parking Spui, Turfmarkt, Muzenplein, Veerkaden, Pleingarage, Lutherse Burgwal, Grote Markt and Parking Wijkhaven Centrum. 

Internationale Yoga Dag 2022 in het Atrium Den Haag

Atrium City Hall - 25 Jaar Fundation Atrium Documentairy (EN)

A beautiful documentary that provides a nice overview of the many activities that the Foundation Atrium has organized since the opening of the City Hall in The Hague in 1995.

Watch the documentary here
Kerst-Sing-ALong 2023 in het Atrium Den Haag. Foto: Michel van der Kraats
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