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Small, smaller, big. The dollhouses of lady Lita de Ranitz

Reis naar de wereld van Lita en haar dienstmeid, naar het Den Haag van 1910!
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The Large Dollhouse, the highlight of Lita de Ranitz's miniature collection, was equipped with all modern conveniences. But this is not the only thing that makes her dollhouse special: it takes you back to The Hague around 1910.

In September 1910, the flag was hoisted on a house under construction in The Hague. It was a very special house: a modern villa in miniature, built for lady Lita de Ranitz. The Big Dollhouse, as this miniature villa became known, was equipped with all modern conveniences: hot and cold running water, central heating, electricity and even a vacuum cleaner for the maid. 

From 1910 onwards, Lita traveled throughout Europe in search of miniatures and art to decorate her villa. For the dollhouse she collected a unique collection of paintings in miniature format by Anton Mauve, Johan Barthold Jongkind and Hendrik Akkeringa, among others. The dollhouse grew into a landmark in The Hague and even had its own postal address for your own dollhouse correspondence!

Take a trip back in time and discover The Hague around 1910. A period in which the spirit of the 19th century was still alive and in which modern gadgets penetrated the household, but the interiors still refer back to times gone by. A time when there was still a clear class difference between 'madam' and the servants, but when an unmarried rich lady could shape her own life. The Great Dollhouse is a unique window on that world, together with a rich collection of twenty dollhouses and other historical miniature treasures that Lita de Ranitz left behind.

Dates and Times

18 November 29 September
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
12:00 – 17:00
12:00 – 17:00
The Hague Historical Museum is open on Boxing Day (12:00 - 17:00) and New Year's Day (12:00 - 16:00)
€ 0,00 - 15,00
Adults € 18,00
Child 6 - 17 years € 5,00
Child under 6 years Free
DenHaagPas volwassenen € 13,00
DenHaagPas Kind 4 t/m 17 jaar € 3,00
€ 13,00
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