Long before museum architecture became a popular tourist attraction, architect H.P. Berlage designed a sensational purpose-built museum: the Gemeentemuseum. Since it opened in 1935 it has been an icon, loved by visitors, artists and architects from all over the world. The exhibition will show that the brainchild of Berlage and museum director Hendrik van Gelder is much more than the sum of its architectural parts. It is the art and the public who bring the building to life. Using stories that appeal to both young and old, as well as photographs, design drawings and unique archive material, the exhibition will present a complete picture of the building as a unique submersive experience.
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag is one of the finest and most diverse museums in the Netherlands. The magnificent Berlage building houses not only the largest Mondriaan collection in the world, but also a permanent exhibition of modern art, an outstanding silver collection, finely decorated Delft Blue, interactive Wonderkamers and countless continuously changing exhibitions.
Directions to Gemeentemuseum
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag is located in Statenkwartier nearby Scheveningen beach and is easy to reach by public transport, car and bike. From Den Haag Centraal Railway Station and Hollands Spoor, tram 17 will take you to the museum in approximately 20 minutes. From Station CS you can also take bus 24, which runs between Station Mariahoeve and Kijkduin.
Gemeentemuseum can be reached by car via Utrechtsebaan towards Kijkduin. On arrival in the city follow the signs for 'Gemeentemuseum'. There are plenty of opportunities for free parking. If the car park should be full then paid parking is available in the World Forum parking garage at Churchillplein 10, which is about a 5-minute walk from Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.