The Hague didn’t just form the centre of power and politics of our country in those days. The Oranjes, regents with great power, lived here. Surrounding the Binnenhof, the oldest governmental centre in the world, impressive city palaces arose for diplomats and wealthy citizens. The exhibit zooms in on The Hague's society during this time and explores the differences between our image and reality. Was everything really as ‘golden’ as it seems?
Rembrandt and the Golden Age
In 2019, the Netherlands celebrates the legacy of Rembrandt and the Golden Age. It is 350 years since the death of one of Holland’s most beloved Dutch Masters, Rembrandt van Rijn, on October 4 1669. As the hub of administrative authority, The Hague played a vital role in the 17th century. Also the contribution of many masterpieces in museums, famous inhabitants and locations indicate the importance of this period for the city. Experience The Hague during the time of Rembrandt & the Golden Age. Get inspired by the swathe of exhibitions and activities take place throughout the year here