The Hague is celebrating a festive year full of exhibitions and activities
Exactly 100 years ago, the Dutch art movement De Stijl was established and Piet Mondrian is its most important representative. That is why in 2017, the Netherlands will celebrate a festive year, 'Mondrian to Dutch Design' and The Hague is sparing no expense in organising numerous exhibitions and activities related to the famous artist and the influential art movement. The central hub of all this is naturally the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag with the largest Mondrian collection in the world.
Piet Mondrian is perhaps the greatest modern artist who ever lived. Born in the Netherlands, he produced abstract paintings that took the world by storm. Mondrian is also among the best-known artists involved in the Durch art movement De Stijl. Learn more about Mondrian and De Stijl and their influence on art, architecture and interiors.
The Hague paints the town Mondrian
In honour of the 2017 theme year related to Piet Mondrian and the art movement De Stijl, many iconic buildings and shops in The Hague are decorated with the familiar lines and shapes in primary colours red, blue and yellow.
This is The Hague
The city of peace and justice. The city of the cosmopolitan and the beach. From new styles to old masters. From shops to palaces. From exotic cuisines to Dutch fishing harbours. From international jurisdiction to street savvy. The Hague will captivate you with its modern skyline combined with beautiful historical and royal buildings in the city centre. This is The Hague!
The Hague offers a wealth of impressive art. Take inspiration from the special Hague museums and beautiful exhibitions. Admire the excellent works by Rembrandt and Vermeer in the Mauritshuis. Give your imagination free reign at Escher Museum in the Palace Museum. And discover the pearl in the dunes of Scheveningen, Museum Beelden aan Zee.
If you're searching for cute boutiques and hip concept stores, The Hague has a lot to offer around the royal palaces and in other neighbourhoods outside the city centre. Below you'll find some of the shopping areas and stores where you can do some wonderful design shopping.
The Hague has much more to offer than the major attractions and cultural highlights you might read about in your guidebook. Whether you're a first time visitor or a lifetime resident, the insider tips below will help you navigate the city like a pro!
Restaurants and cafes
The Hague offers a rich diversity of culinary delicacies from every corner of the globe, as reflected in the many different restaurants, ranging from inviting eateries to Michelin-star restaurants. There really is something for everyone
Stay a night in The Hague? The city centre offers a range of design hotels, varying from famous accommodation where different well-known individuals stayed before you, to intimate boutique hotels with a very personal touch. And of course for the real holiday feeling, you will stay on the Scheveningen beach
More information and tips
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