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The Mauritshuis houses a compact, yet world famous collection of paintings from the Golden Age. Also, there are some masterpieces exhibited from the 18th century. The privately run and relatively small museum offers a world famous collection, consisting of about 800 paintings that in a particular interior fully come into their own.
Panorama Mesdag is created by the renowned painter Hendrik Willem Mesdag and is one of the oldest painted panoramas in the world. Visitors stand in the middle of the painting and look out on the North Sea, the dunes and Scheveningen during the 19th century. Today, the Panorama Mesdag is also a source of inspiration for young artists.
The art museum Escher in het Paleis, located on the Lange Voorhout in The Hague, provides an overview of the Dutch graphic designer and visual artist M.C. Escher. The museum is housed in the former winter Palace of Queen Mother Emma and gives a good impression of the time that the Palace was still a royal residence.
The Prison gate museum gives a spectacular impression of how prisoners were imprisoned, tried and punished in the Netherlands from the early 15th until the beginning of the 19th century. Areas such as the trial and the torture chamber speak to everyone’s imagination. The development of The Hague becoming the international city of peace and justice starts here.
The old city hall is situated along the Groenmarkt. The building dates back to 1594 and consists of two buildings and a tower. Starting from the 13th century, it was the home of the Lords of Brederode. The old city hall is built in renaissance style (Louis XIV style). Today, many regulated municipal activities take place here. Beneath the old city hall, you will find a restaurant in the catacombs.
The Haagse Passage was built between 1882 and 1885 as a luxury shopping area for The Hague notables. This oldest shopping passage – now a valued UNESCO monument – is still completely intact. The arcades, glass domes, pavement and sculpted facades guarantee a unique shopping experience. The Haagse Passage includes 20 top class shops, restaurants and a hotel.