Museum Quarter The Hague
-The ultimate centre for art and culture
The Hague has a wealth of impressive art offerings. Be inspired by the unique Hague museums, theatres and magnificent exhibitions in the Museum Quarter. Admire superb works by Rembrandt and Vermeer in the Mauritshuis. Let your imagination run wild at the Escher in het Paleis Museum. Or discover the history of the city in the Haags Historisch Museum. And be sure not to miss the captivating performances at the Koninklijke Schouwburg and Diligentia.
In 2019, it is the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s passing and to honour this event The Netherlands have organized the year of Rembrandt and the Golden Age. The Hague formed the centre of power and politics of our country in those days. But also in terms of culture, The Golden Age marked an era of great wealth in this city, as witnessed by the still famous works of Dutch Masters like Rembrandt, Frans Hals and Johannes Vermeer. During the Golden Age art flourished in The Hague. Well-known masters lived and worked in this city. The Mauritshuis is home to the best of Dutch painting from the Golden Age.
World-famous companies shine on stage during theatre and dance in The Hague. Watch surprising shows by the National Theatre or the Netherlands Dance Theatre. Enjoy theatre, music and opera in the Koninklijke Schouwburg. Discover both up-and-coming and established cabaret talent in Diligentia and PePijn.
The Hague city centre is perfect for a day of shopping. The shops in the car-free, historical centre are open seven days a week. Well-known department stores like the Bijenkorf are located within walking distance of trendy fashion boutiques and concept stores around the royal palaces.
Everything is possible in culinary The Hague. Trendy and authentic cuisines blend together in a wide diversity of world dishes. Enjoy a relaxed drink in one of the sheltered inner gardens, try culinary delights at the trendy restaurants in Prinsestraat, grab a sumptuous rice table at an Indonesian restaurant or eat fish fresh from the sea at the harbour.
Considering an overnight stay in The Hague? The city centre offers a wealth of quality hotels, ranging from famous hideaways freqented by many celebrities before you, to intimate boutique hotels with a highly personal touch. And for a real holiday feeling you can, of course, stay at Scheveningen beach.