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.
Meet old masters & new heroes in the Museum Quarter
Only in the Museum Quarter The Hague can the masters of art, culture, power and freedom be found. It’s the place where old masters and young heroes go hand in hand and where there is plenty to do the whole year. Explore many centuries of art at the Mauritshuis, Museum Escher in the Palace or the Historical Museum of The Hague. Or visit one of the new heroes. The Koninklijke Schouwburg is one of the leading theaters in the Netherlands. Theater Diligentia at the Lange Voorhout is the place to be for for cabaret, stand-up comedy and small art.
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.