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The Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis is an art museum in The Hague. It has a large art collection that includes paintings by Dutch painters such as Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Jan Steen, Paulus Potter and Frans Hals and works of the German painter Hans Holbein the Younger. This collection formed the basis of the Royal Cabinet of Paintings of around 200 paintings. The collection is currently called the Royal Picture Gallery. The current collection consists of almost 800 paintings.
For more information and enquiries please contact by post: Postbus 536, NL 2501 CM The Hague, The Netherlands, or visit at: Mauritshuis, Korte Vijverberg 8, NL 2513 AB Den Haag, The Netherlands, Tel: + 31 (0) 70 302 3456, E-mail:
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Beelden aan Zee
Beelden aan Zee museum in the Scheveningen district of The Hague, founded in 1994, is the only Dutch museum that is devoted exclusively to sculpture. The museum showcases modern, international sculpture, especially that made after the Second World War. It rotates exhibitions three times per year in its large room. Exhibitions can be created thematically, or around a particular artist. Since 2003, the museum building has also housed a research institute for modern sculpture, the Sculptuur Instituut ("Sculpture Institute"). This institute is accessible during a museum visit. A free sculpture garden of the American sculptor Tom Otterness has been on the boulevard since 2004. This "fairy tale pictures to the sea" installation is intended especially for the younger museum visitor.
For more information and enquiries please contact Sculptures by the Sea Museum, Hartevelt Street 1, 2586 EL The Hague-Scheveningen, Tel: 070 3589076, E-mail:
Sculpture by Igor Mitoraj on the Boulevard
Photograph © Ellywa
The Louwman Museum formerly known as "Nationaal Automobiel Museum" and: "Louwman Collection" is a museum for historic cars, coaches and motorcycles in The Hague, The Netherlands. The collection is internationally oriented and consists of over 230 automobiles. The museum displays a large collection of the current remaining 15 classic cars of the Dutch brand Spyker and the only remaining Eysink from Amersfoort. From post-World War II the museum displays the car of Winston Churchill, the Aston Martin DB5 used in James Bond movie Goldfinger and a Cadillac of Elvis Presley.
For more information and enquiries please contact Louwman Museum, Leidsestraatweg 57, 2594 BB Den Haag, Tel: +31 (0)70 - 304 7373, E-mail:
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Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
The Municipal Museum is an art museum, located in The Hague. It is renowned for its large Mondrian collection, the largest in the world. The modern art collection provides a varied overview of developments in the fine arts since the early 19th century. The Modern Art Department’s print room has a large collection of drawings, prints and posters dating from the 19th and 20th century. Most are by Dutch artists, but there are also major groups of foreign works. These include a fine collection of 19th-century French graphic art with an emphasis on work by Bresdin, Redon and Lautrec. German Expressionism is also well represented. The entire collection numbers around 50,000 items. Parts of it are regularly on show in the print room. The Gemeentemuseum possesses one of the world's leading collections of fashion items. It includes both historical costumes and contemporary designs. The present-day music collection includes an extensive collection of instruments, illustrative visual materials and a splendid music library, which together document the history of (mainly European) music.
For more information and enquiries please contact Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Stadhouderslaan 41, 2517 HV Den Haag, or contact by post: Stichting Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Postbus 72, 2501 CB Den Haag, Tel: 31 (0)70 3381111, E-mail:
Gemeentemuseum in The Hague
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