Guided tour through the former American Embassy
West Den Haag and ANNA Vastgoed & Cultuur want to give the public a stronger feeling for the unique cultural-historical significance of the building, while at the same time providing an insight into a new era. That of the imagination.
Due to the continued success, guided tours will resume from the end of November. On Sunday the 27th of November, 4th of December, 11th of December and the 18th of December there are guided tours for which you can register. The tours start at 12:30 PM and last one hour.
The original ambassador's room, the beautiful auditorium, and lots of offices in a quirky office building. Have you always been curious about this iconic building? This is the chance to take a look. Our Embassy opens its doors on the Lange Voorhout and on a number of Sundays they organize special tours along, among other things, the special library, the auditorium, the conference room and the ambassador's room. The tours last 1 hour and there is a limited number of places available at a time, book your ticket in time.
The American Embassy was designed by the famous Hungarian-American architect Marcel Breuer and has a unique architectural and content meaning. This building (1959) plays an important role in Breuer’s oeuvre, because it is one of the first large buildings he has completed. At the same time, the special window/gable construction makes the building just as special as the MET-Breuer museum in New York. The national monument is an icon of post-war reconstruction and a symbol of ‘Pax Americana’. At the same time, the building is an important monument to perhaps the most influential cultural movement of the 20th century: Bauhaus. An institute that from 1919 to 1933 introduced a groundbreaking new vision of bringing together various art disciplines and technology.
Onze Ambassade is an initiative of West The Hague and ANNA Vastgoed & Cultuur. With the daily opening for exhibitions and the Sunday tours, they want to give the public a stronger feeling for the unique cultural-historical significance of the building, while at the same time providing an insight into a new era. That of the imagination.
- Sunday 27 November, 4, 11 and 18 December
- Dutch tour: 12:30
- Guided tours in other languages are possible, please contact: www.westdenhaag.nl
- Location: Onze Ambassade, Lange Voorhout 102, The Hague
- The building is wheelchair accessible, however please notify in advance.